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Character, Attitude and Control 2/23/2015

Eion of Ellensburg , WA Kittitas asks...

How do I prepare mentally for the amateur adult game as a referee? I am preparing to upgrade and need adult game experience....

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Character, Attitude and Control 2/5/2015

Amy Lloyd of Santa Cruz, California USofA asks...

From my match logs, I have been seeing what I now believe a trend in misconduct penalised in the middle third of the second half.

Most of the infractions and offenses are boookings for the unsporting conduct kind, esp., the cynical and tact...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/26/2015

Russell of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Thanks once again for your comments " this time to my follow up question regarding Senegal v South Africa (29126).

Like so many others, I ask questions so as to better understand the game and how to ref within it, and within your comments, a...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/3/2015

Geoffrey Dave of Dunfermline, Fife Scotland asks...

Are referees, or linespeople allowed to swear at a player? If not, how can they be punished?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/5/2014

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

hi refs,
when play is stopped by the ref for an injured player on the field while play is going on, i know a dropped ball is normally how play is restarted but sometimes i see one team kick it back to the other teams goalkeeper is this a decision...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/1/2014

harry nye of tottenham, Ontario Canada asks...

I have been suspended as a coach for receiving two warnings in a game. The first warning, the subject of my question, was for asking where the technical area is. There is no designated seating area, there are no technical area markings, and there w...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/1/2014

bob of las vegas, nevada usa asks...

My question is regarding how to deal with unruly parents and coaches during youth games.

Obviously it is always said to ask, tell and remove offending coaches from games. But in the youth setting, this seems to cause more problems than it so...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/27/2014

Troy of Cumberland, Maryland USA asks...

Referees Mc Hugh, Dawson, Wickham, Manjone: you have given great insight toward this question. Thank you so much for the advice and your time! Great site, will be back! ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/25/2014

Debbie of west salem, ohio united states asks...

Can a spectator get kicked out for saying bad call? Also telling the ref to watch the game and not the stands since the ref was arguing with the spectator instead of being involved with the game since it was in play.
Is head butting, pushing fro...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/9/2014

chuckles of phoenix, arizona usa asks...

I recently officiated a game as an AR It was a very frustrating experience. The center ref barely made it out of the center circle throughout the whole match. In addition to this he waved off 3 of my flags, 2 for fouls and 1 for a deliberate handball...

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