|Behind the Whistle
Aired: NBCSN 2015
Within the world of Professional Soccer, Referees are one of the most
vilified sub-groups that exist within the game. But what most don’t
realize is the level of training and hard work that goes in to becoming
a Professional Referee. NBC Sports’ Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux head
to St. George’s Park in the midlands of England to take an in-depth look
at what it takes to get to the highest level of Refereeing in the UK.
Thanks to access granted by the Professional Game Match Officials
Limited (PGMOL), White and Le Saux are able to find out
first-hand just what goes into becoming a Premier League Referee, with
Le Saux even donning the whistle a few times himself.
They take you into the rigors of Premier League officials' training and teaching. Well worth watching.