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."
3 794 Games analysed
45 473 Situations evaluated
1 221 Happy users
173 185 Logins last quarter
January 10, 2024
Extreme Ownership: Navy Seals & Referees, what do we share?
I recently stumbled upon a leadership book "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Two Navy seals mapping out 12 leadership principles based on their experiences in combat (Battle of Ramadi, Iraq war) and how those can be applied to any business. 8 of those principles resonated with my refereeing experience and while some I have been following, others I can improve in. Here are potential takeaways for any referee.
Principles(I have kept the original number of the principle from the book)
#1 - Extreme Ownership A leader must own everything in his or her world. Both his mistakes and mistakes of his team are his fault. Every mistake, every failure or shortfall - own it.
Getting your referees learning - examples of Ireland and Finland
"Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand."Confucius There are several aspects to being a great referee, but one of the most important ones is surely the willingness to learn. The habit of constantly seeking improvement. Some have a called it "a passion to improve". So lets look at two great examples from the RefPal partner countries of how they have done exactly that. 1. How did Ireland get their referees involved and participating in the learning process with astonishing frequency? 2. How Finland got their referees learning more than just analysing their own games and participating in the occasional seminar? Read more
December 21, 2023
PHP Web Developer - come join RefPal!
As RefPal is growing fast we welcome a PHP Full Stack Developer for back-end services and the interchange of data between the server and the users.
We offer solid salary, the experience of building an international success-story, working remotely or in our Tallinn office.
You´d benefit from analytical & architectural thinking abilities, having a broader vision of creating an interactive global product, design abilities for creating new modules & of course some interest in football :)
Come help make the vision of the biggest interactive global refereeing community into a reality! Read more