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Question Number: 25770

Other 11/25/2011

Fred Landau of Harrisburg, PA USA asks...

This question is a follow up to question 25763

In the USSF Grade 9 Course there are a series of 3 role play scripts for the young referee to practice with a parent or other adult. They deal with pre-game intros, dealing with a problem coach and dealing with a problem parent. You can download the presentation material from the course at

You'll find the Role Plays in 'Unit 7 Handouts'

Since many new refs start with the Grade 8 Course they don't always see these valuable tools.

These role plays help the new referee prepare for these sutuations with confidence.

Answer provided by Referee Michelle Maloney

True, this. I believe it was Linda Velie-Snodgrass from Washington state that originally constructed this role playing module, specifically for youth, but easily used by any age.

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