RefPal is an innovative video analysis tool for referees to improve their performances, and for refereeing departments to develop their referees.
The best testimonial to RefPal is the fact that 66% of our FIFA referees moved up a category in UEFA rankings after their first RefPal year.
Hannes Kaasik Estonia (Head referee)
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."
2 298 Games analysed
28 071 Situations evaluated
785 Happy users
108 208 Logins last quarter
August 12, 2022
Referee Abroad Academy powered by RefPal
RefPal is proud to have been part of the 4th edition of the Referee Abroad Academy in San Sebastian, Spain, at the Donosti Cup in July 2022.
12 selected referees and 7 coaches from around Europe participated in an intense week of referee coaching and training. The matches were observed by high level observers and also filmed. In the mornings the debriefs were followed by video learning of the match incidents in the seminars. The innovative RefPal seminar tool provided active live participation which was followed by discussions lead by the coaching group. Read more
June 06, 2022
How did I reach 100% accuracy? - RefPal referee of the year Kristo Külljastinen
Kristo is 37 years old, has been a referee for 11 years and has been officiating Estonian Top League games for 9 years. He is father to one, a former football player, Master of Sciences in Energy Trading from TalTech and is the Head of Project Management in Estonian Railways Ltd.
His season 2021 was unique as he became the first ever Estonian referee to manage 100% accuracy in both his red card and penalty decisions during the whole season (since RefPal started providing this possibility in 2017). He officiated 16 games in the Premium League and managed 10/10 decisions correct in red card incidents and 18/18 decisions correct in penalty area incidents. On top of that his yellow card accuracy was also great at 88%. His exceptional year was also noted by the football monthly magazine “Jalka” who awarded him the title “Best referee 2021”, quite an exception for a non-FIFA referee to achieve this accolade. Also at the end of an article some video content from RefPal made public for the first time... Read more
May 25, 2022
Is it possible to reach 100% accuracy in refereeing?
Perfect game / season in refereeing is something referees sometimes talk about, but is it actually possible or is it at all sensible to try to measure it? We have built RefPal to measure the accuracy of refereeing decisions throughout a match, a season and even throughout one’s career.
Accuracy in Estonia So now let’s have a look at the last four seasons (36 rounds & 180 games) of Estonian refereeing to see how we have progressed with our accuracy throughout. Each incident in these three categories is uploaded into RefPal and after the referee team and the community (other TOP league referees + observers) have had their say, the referee committee gives their final verdict at the end of each week... Read more