During a recent training session in Penn/Trafford, I demonstrated positioning and dynamic movement with the help of Ashley Smyda and Jason Caruso.
It is very important for referees to have an angle of view and good positioning to see. With these 2 elements, referees will have a better chance to see and have a clear view of any incident. Remember, referees still need to move and be physically fit to keep up with play.
In the video, you will see the referee move slightly to the left of where the ball is—the ball is where Jason is standing. The referee can move wither to the left or right of the ball so he may have a good angle to see. For instance, if the referee were following the ball directly behind the play, he is unable to see any unfair challenge that may take place.