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Character, Attitude and Control 9/1/2015

Mike of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

So on another ref board I apparently waded into a controversy when I expressed the view that I do not adjust my calls based on the score differential. Several objected to this view. I do use the score differential as a clue to behavior, e.g. is the l...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/26/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I want to thank all of you for your time & valuable advice that you give on this site. Your advice to Pete struck home. I've had my confidence shaken on many occasions.

While I've tried to learn the laws backwards & forwards, I've been doi...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/25/2015

Pete Lake of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...

I have been refereeing now for about four years. Just recently I had a game in which several girls (adult) on one side ended up injured, in a couple of cases very badly. It seemed to me that they had over-committed to tackles or fallen badly rather...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/21/2015

t bone of st louis, mo usa asks...

I coach a rec team of 5-6 year old boys. In a game, one of my boys had the ball with his back to the other team. The other coach yelled very aggresively to 'RUN THROUGH HIM!RUN THROUGH HIM!' At this age,the coaches ref the games. I told him i thought...

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Character, Attitude and Control 3/2/2015

Cayley of Evans, Georgia United States asks...

I am a USSF certified referee. I ref all age groups, but this incident happened with U-8 females whom I have been reffing for the past two nights. This particular coach caught my attention on the first night with his open challenge of the Laws of The...

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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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