The importance of communication as a referee

Many sports like football, handball, basketball or even sports like tennis have multiple linespeople and referees, who have to work together to make the best decisions, so the athletes can show their best game while playing within the rules of the game.

It is important that the whole team of referees communicates well together, so that the right decision can always be made. Communication in sport with wireless headsets makes this a lot easier, as you can communicate in an instant and you always have crystal clear sound, even in a stadium that is filled with loud fans.

The great advantage of being a referee with a communication system, where you are in wireless contact with fellow referees, is that you continuously observe with 3 or 4 people what is happening on and around the pitch. Previously, you made a decision based on your own observation. With 4 pairs of eyes you as a team can make faster and – perhaps even more important – better decisions.

Technology is increasingly being integrated into sports to improve sports performance and gain insight into this performance. The AXIWI improves the referee’s performance by allowing him or her to communicate directly and quickly with his or her fellow referee.

In addition, it contributes to the development of the referees, as it enables them to communicate faster and more directly. In various sports referees are accompanied by assessors or referee coaches. During a match, they sit in the stands to analyze the referee’s performance. By providing the assessor with an AXIWI communication system, they can listen in and know exactly what the referees in the field are saying and how they react to game situations.

This allows the observer to evaluate the referee’s actions even better and include them in the evaluation after the match.