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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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Character, Attitude and Control 8/20/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Thanks so much for your response! It is interesting to read the different perspectives and ways of looking at a play. After I submitted the question, based on some feedback from various players who referenced an earlier incident in the same game th...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/18/2014

jennifer ness of midlothian, Virginia United States asks...

Is it approiate for a player to approach the Head Ref if he has been punched in the head while on the ground after a confrontation for the ball? This incident was witnessed by the other defenders and fans on the sideline so lots of emotion at the mom...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/18/2014

rick ness of midlothian, va usa asks...

If a player punches an opposing player during a tackle and the Ref. and AR
some how miss the misconduct. Is it approiate for the player to complain to the ref. ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/2/2014

J. Tyler of Wilm, DE 19810 asks...

Situation- 2-0 game 7 minutes to play. Player from team scores and after scoring runs into the goal to get the ball so he can get it back into play as quickly as possible. He picks up the ball and the goal keeper smacks it out of his hands and a 'sl...

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