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Character, Attitude and Control 11/8/2018

Jeff Banks of Kona, Hawaii USA asks...

Can a dropped ball restart be used to calm play down when the charging fouls are of equal degree of roughness? I want to keep control of the match in the early minutes, when I think play is getting to aggressive early on. ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/10/2018

gary of nashua, nh 03060 asks...

Had an instance in a coed adult game in which a defensive thin tall player charged a very burley player from behind (25 to 35 degrees) with his head leading. Offensive player fell forward but kept ball, seeing he was near goal, I allowed play to cont...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/6/2018

Ryan D Drake of Klamath Falls, Oregon (OR) United States asks...

My question regards the ball going out of bounds and playing until you hear the whistle. These two situations both happened in a game recently.

First, I had a player cautioned for continuing to try to win the ball after it had gone over the...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/3/2018

steve of oakland, CA usa asks...

Is this something I could say in a pre-game check in with players, tell them that if anyone runs into the goal to get the ball after scoring that it will be an automatic yellow card?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/15/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

What should an AR or center ref do if they need to choose between preventing a confrontation vs. following play?

Just finished a game a few hours ago as center, ball was back up by midfield and suddenly a forward and keeper got into a pushin...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/29/2018

Mike of Lebanon, CT US asks...

Not really a question but a follow-up to the referenced question. I had a very similar incident in a U12B tournament game. From the very beginning one of the coaches was very vocal and loud in his rather harsh criticism of his players. After a go...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/25/2018

alex wong of richmond hill, ON Canada asks...

In a 14 yrs girls game. After conceding a goal, the coach call all the players to the side line and start yelling and swearing at them loudly for 2 minutes telling them that they are a disgrace, embarrassing, etc.

How should the ref deal wit...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/24/2018

david of salem, or usa asks...

I fully agree with your interpretations about how the referee should not make the game about himself, that it is for the enjoyment of the players/coaches/spectators. Believe me, I would love it to be able to do games where I hardly if ever blow the w...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

david of salem, or usa asks...

In my experience as a referee I have noticed that the refs who call games tighter rather than 'looser' tend to have fewer problems overall.

There seems to be this idea at the ages I do, generally youth 16-19 year olds who play high levels, t...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

Bob of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Our referee coach has issued the following direction to all referees in our organisation. Im quite nervous about implementing it. I understand the sentiment but can think of so many scenarios that would be unfair to the Captain. Can you give me yo...

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