Canadian women’s ref’ says psychology is important

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= includes white flash = SHOWS: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (APRIL 23, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN REFEREE CAROL ANNE CHENARD SAYING: ” Being a referee is pressure and

Canadian women’s ref’ says psychology is important

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SHOWS: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (APRIL 23, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN REFEREE CAROL ANNE CHENARD SAYING:

” Being a referee is pressure and especially at a World Cup, at the biggest tournament in the world there is going to be pressure, so we have to be able to manage that pressure and be able to make the decisions on the field, so if we make a correct decision we need to be able to move on and continue with the match, and if we make an incorrect decision to be able to leave that behind and make sure that we continue on with the match and make the right decisions”

(REPORTER: How do you prepare for that?)

CHENARD: “We have mental coaches and mental trainers, we work hard to make.We do a lot of repetitions of things, you know, to make sure that we are used to it and we visualiSe and we make sure we are physically fit and we can be in the right position to make the right decision”

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHENARD SAYING:

“Obviously, every referee dreams of the final, just like every player dreams of the final, but there are many things that come into the decision about who referees the final, so all that I can do is hope that I’ll perform on the field of play, that I train well off the field and that chips fall in the right place and if I get the opportunity to referee at the final, obviously in Canada, it would be a huge opportunity, it’s always a great opportunity to be offered to referee a final, but imagine in your home country, in front of your family and friends, I mean it would be a spectacular experience”

STORY: FIFA has been busy training and monitoring more than 70 female referees representing 49 countries for the next women’s world cup starting on June 6 in Canada and they attended a session in Zurich on Thursday (April 23).

Canadian participant Carol Anne Chenard said: “Being a referee is pressure and especially at a world cup, at the biggest tournament in the world there is going to be pressure, so we have to be able to manage that pressure and be able to make the decisions on the field, so if we make a correct decision we need to be able to move on and continue with the match, and if we make an incorrect decision to be able to leave that behind and make sure that we continue on with the match and make the right decisions.

“We have mental coaches and mental trainers, we work hard to make. We do a lot of repetitions of things, you know, to make sure that we are used to it and we visualise and we make sure we are physically fit and we can be in the right position to make the right decision”, said Chenard, who also officiated in 2011.

She said it will be great to work at the world cup at home in Canada.

“Obviously, every referee dreams of the final, just like every player dreams of the final, but there are many things that come into the decision about who referees the final, so all that I can do is hope that I’ll perform on the field of play, that I train well off the field and that chips fall in the right place and if I get the opportunity to referee at the final, obviously in Canada, it would be huge opportunity, it’s always great opportunity to be offered to referee a final, but imagine in your home country, in front of your family and friends, I mean it would be a spectacular experience”, she said.

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