The challenges related to referee management are huge. Appointing referees is a tedious and time-consuming task, because of the many, often conflicting, boundary conditions that have to be taken into account. Moreover, referee management in general requires a detailed administration and a reliable communication channel to and from referees and observers.
RefAssiST tackles all these challenges in a comprehensive, user-friendly solution consisting of 4 different modules.
|RefAssiST manual appointments||RefAssiST observer website|
A platform for complete referee administration and profound support for time efficient and optimal manual appointments.
An online observer report platform containing all necessary communication with the observers.
|RefAssiST automatic appointments||RefAssiST referee website|
Customisable optimization algorithms for automatic appointments.
An online communication platform for all necessary information from and to the referees.
All 4 RefAssiST modules are mutually coupled, i.e. all information gathered in one module is available in the other modules. Nevertheless, all modules are available as separate products.
Communication with existing software or an external database is possible and straightforward, thanks to our API-driven tools for data handshake. In addition, RefAssiST contains an internal competition management system that is available on demand.
The manual appointments module consists of 3 main parts
For matches that are not manually appointed, RefAssiST contains algorithms for automatic appointments.
These algorithms take into account all the necessary boundary conditions and can optimise several Key Performance Indicators. E.g.:
The RefAssiST optimisation algorithms are completely customisable. You create your own rules and boundary conditions!
RefAssiST is being used for over 2 seasons by the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) for all its football and futsal appointments. The time-efficiency of the approximately 125,000 appointments has increased significantly while the error rate has reduced considerably.
In addition, the transport expenses decreased without sending referees to the same (nearby) clubs over and over again. In Belgium, this leads to a reduction in transport expenses of 25 to 30%, which means Belgian football referees will drive 1,500,000 km less/year.
The RefAssiST observer website provides a digital communication channel for the observers:
The RefAssiST referee website is the communication channel between the referee officer and the referees. Referees can:
Video clip feature: select phases & create video clips, add them to the online observer report and watch them when consulting the report in the referee website.
Extended training follow-up: referees can add their training monitoring data which can be efficiently evaluated by the referee officer within RefAssiST.
RefAssiST offers a solution for all referee management challenges by providing the user the next key-features.
For more than 2 years, RefAssiST is being used by the Royal Belgian Football Association for all football and futsal appointments. With more than 125,000 appointments to be done each season, and a large amount of users, RefAssiST has proven its stability and reliability!
The RefAssiST support service is renowned for its reaction speed and flexibility. In an independent satisfactory survey, performed by the UCLL among the RBFA users, the RefAssiST support service got an average score of 90% ! RefAssiST has been developed by a team of refereeing and software experts, with state-of-the-art technologies.
RefAssiST not only enables to automate referee appointments, but also to rationalize the transport expenses. Overhead of administrative tasks is eliminated, flows are automated (e.g. observer reports) and tracking of (individual) referee performance can be configured. In addition, RefAssiST contains convenient reporting tools, that allow the management to track and analyse the relevant KPI's, and take action if necessary.
RefAssiST is highly generic and can be customized for referee and official appointments in other sports, to obey other boundary conditions or to optimize other, user-defined, KPI's. Do you want more information about RefAssiST or are you interested in a personal demo? Please go to the contact page and get in touch!