RefPal is the most innovative video analysis tool for referees to improve their performances and for refereeing departments to develop their referees.
Kristo Tohver, RefPal co-founder "The future of referee development"
Systematic and engaging, even addictive
At RefPal we have taken a scientific approach to the art of refereeing, adding interaction and fun to the learning process, and created a strong community around the game we love.
Everything you need in refereeing analysis, education and match preparation is in the same place and within a click, creating efficiency & time save.
Evaluating incidents on comparative scales divided into topics and subtopics, referees learn how to react in each specific situation during a match.
Working with the latest incidents and getting committee feedback before the next round while comparing your theoretical accuracy with others creates passion and daily logins.
Using the same method to analyze incidents from all the matches creates an open environment and basis for continuous discussion within a country and a shared experience between the FA-s and confederations.
Full use of all the RefPal capabilities during a season.
Set-up of the system
Use of all the modules ○ Game & marking module ○ Incidents module ○ Statistics & rankings module ○ Team & player scouting module ○ E-Learning center (VAR, Test, Seminar, RefScale, LOTG) ○ International module
Introductory seminar for all users
Full support for admin users
Translation of the system (additional fee)
Saving time and resources
Our experienced video analysts create a refereeing highlights video of all the major refereeing incidents of a game. It gives a full performance overview, allows to focus on only the most important aspects and saves time on everything else.
Refereeing highlights video ○ Full match in 10-15 minutes ○ All important highlights included ○ Using zoom, slow-motions, still frames etc
* administration included in the service
Systematic learning made simple
To maximize the benefits of RefPal there needs to be a clear, universal and consistent way of identifying incidents from each game while coherently categorizing them into topics and subtopics. We do it for you so you can focus on evaluation and learning.
Creation of incidents for evaluation
Categorization of incidents into topics and sub-topics
Adding roles (players and referees)
Creation of thumbnails
Keeping the teams, players and users up-to-date
Adding international know-how
We provide you with expert comments and evaluations of each created incident based on the latest UEFA guidelines so that you have an outside view and an additional opinion.
An international RefPal expert evaluates all incidents
Our success rate doesn't speak for itself. Here's what our clients think.
Referee Abroad Academy director, Germany
"RefPal marks an indispensable cornerstone of the Academy where we bring young refereeing talents from across Europe to a youth tournament and offer them a first international, professional coaching experience. RefPal helps us create consistency and a better basis for discussion and learning in the group. Research says that participative learning environments obtain the best results and this is why our officials enjoy and appreciate RefPal very much before and during the tournament."
RefPal referee of the year 2019, Estonia
"RefPal has given me a professional way of analyzing my performances and i can feel a big difference in how i manage and control the games. It has also helped me reach better consistency in decision making as my yellow card accuracy has significantly increased during the last 2 seasons."
FIFA referee, 1st category in UEFA, Estonia
"The best referees are those who have the best team around them. RefPal has given me an opportunity to work closely with my team in analyzing all of our international games, learn from our inevitable mistakes and prepare for the future. Discussing the incidents and agreeing best practices in our"Private league" has unified our approach, improved our co-operation and consistency."
3 426 Games analysed
40 972 Situations evaluated
1 155 Happy users
154 605 Logins last quarter
July 26, 2023
FINDINGS FROM A HANDBALL STUDY- PART 2: Worst case scenario
In the first article we looked at shots on goal and how to be better prepared for getting those decisions right. Now let’s look at the worst case scenario for referees when it comes to handballs in the penalty area. When the handball comes in an aerial duel or right after the duel, the accuracy of penalty decision drops to 16,7% which is roughly 1 in 6 penalty incidents that we solve correctly. Reminder though - this percentage takes into account only situations where penalty was given or should be given and not the ones where not giving a penalty is the correct solution.
This is such an astonishing drop from the average accuracy that it requires further analysis. And this is not a statistical fluke either as we have 30 of such situations in our database (from 4 leagues and 7 seasons) with only 5 of them being awarded correctly. Read more
July 14, 2023
RA Academy 2023 powered by RefPal
RefPal helped power up the 5th edition of the Referee Abroad Academy in San Sebastian, Spain, at the Donosti Cup in July 2023.
9 referees & 3 assistants of an advanced level were selected or sent by UEFA FA-s for a week of referee coaching and training.
The matches were observed by UEFA & FIFA level observers Manuel López Fernández (ESP), Lucilio Baptista (POR), Jan Seidel (GER) & RefPals Sten Klaasen (EST).
As all matches were filmed then the debriefs involved video coaching. Selected incidents reached the RefPal platform for group discussions in our innovative seminar module.... Read more
June 25, 2023
FINDINGS FROM THE HANDBALL STUDY- Part 1: Intro and shots on goal
Data and refereeing have not been used in the same sentence enough and we @RefPal aim to change that. To kick start our pursuit of using data for better decision making, improving referee education and helping refereeing departments to analyze the consistency of their referees we took a look at the most difficult topic in refereeing (based on our data) - handballs in the penalty area.
For that we analyzed 7 seasons and every situation in our database involving handballs in the penalty area. We looked at seasons