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Character, Attitude and Control 8/16/2013

vernon of barrington, illinois 60010 asks...

Situation: On losing team, a pouty, attitude-heavy 15 yr old boy (who was cautioned earlier in the match for UB) refuses to join handshake line after match. Instead he goes to pout on the bench in a display of disrespect to the opposing team. So wh...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/5/2013

Hector Rojas of Aurora, Colorado United States of America asks...

Hi, I was referee at a local league, the game was a bit heated because both teams were fouling each other. I talked to the teams at half time about it and urged them to play without hitting each other. They agreed to this. 10 minutes into the second ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/17/2012

Ref Michael of Twain Harte , ca USA asks...

Good morning,

I had the opportunity to center a U14 boys division 1 match this weekend. Our league has a policy that fans offer only positive encouragement to players on the field. We have all had that one parent that is 5 or 6 decibels abo...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/14/2012

andrew froggatt of lincolnshire, wainfleet england asks...

this sunday will be my first competitive game
.have u any tips for me as im feeling a wee bit nervous / my partner's son is in the team im reffing so it adds that more pressure to get things right and off to a good start thanx ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/12/2012

Harris of Somewhere, Someplace Canada asks...

As you mentioned, I typically work with players in normal tones rather than or berating simply because all the players are older than me. I'm only 20 and players in the league are at least 27+ so I have trouble simply gaining their respect on my own....

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/5/2012

Harris Rasheed of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

When two players have a problem with each other in the game and I want to bring the temperature and animosity between the two of them down, I typically call them both over to have a friendly chat so that I can calm them down. This airs out the dirty ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/23/2012

JONATHAN of Durban, Natal South Africa asks...

Do players & coaches have a right to Question every decision made by the referee

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/9/2012

Ryan of Dallas, TX USA asks...

Coach is warned in the first 3 minutes of play for screaming at me. (for a foul that had apparently happened right in front of her, but i could not see because of girls in the way and my AR did not see anything either). Later in the game a rough play...

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/12/2012

Jamie Laning of Huntsville, Ontario Canada asks...

I had a referee cancel on me less than 24 hours before the game (much less by the time I saw the email). I ended up doing CR for my own son's game. The scenario below happened early in the game. I believe it contributed to a comment at the end of ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 5/24/2012

Dave Roberts of Seattle, WA United States asks...

My child plays high school soccer. I've heard the coach tell the team that if a foul is called against them, one of the players should stand in front of the ball until the ref tells them to back up.

I also heard another team coach tell the ...

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