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Character, Attitude and Control 4/7/2016

Alex of corvallis, Oregon usa asks...

follow up remark rather then question.
My daughter was arm stiffed full force, she planted her foot not to lose her balance.ResultL torn ACL, she is committed to a D1 school. a year with no competitive soccer. Lazy referee was arbitrating the ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 2/3/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Over the weekend, I was a referee for a U19 game. This particular league is considered more advanced than Rec hence the Winter league, but below Comp as far as skill goes. In this particular league I often find myself refereeing with either referee...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/4/2015

Jeff of Seattle, WA USA asks...

I have a question regarding the 'morality' of some calls you make or don't make

This weekend, I was an AR on a game and there was a loud parent behind me who was doing a lot of coaching from the sideline. I didn't care much.

But th...

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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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