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Question Number: 7480

Pre-Game

RE: AYSO Under 14

John of Lake Forest, IL USA asks...

As a center referee, what information do you commonly include in your pre-game brifing with the assistant referees?..Also, what (if anything) do you discuss with your assistant referees during half time? ..BTW, I think your site is a great source of information for referees! Keep up the great work!

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

In the prematch discussion items are those things different from what appears in the Guide to Procedures for Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials, a US Soccer publication. At the interval between the halves the assistants should discuss what?s been happening in front of them so they know what to expect in the next period of play. The whole crew should discuss what they did in the first half, they should give each other feed back on things that have been done, or not done, and go over any unusual occurrences. ..Regards,



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