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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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Character, Attitude and Control 7/27/2014

pete of floral park, new york usa asks...

hi refs,

In my game today the opposing goalkeeper
made a bad attempt at clearing the ball
our forward hit the ball which was going
over the keepers head and clearly on target
the goalkeeper jumped up and stopped the shot b...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/9/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm glad to see that many of you (who I've come to respect greatly) feel that more cards should have been given out at the cup games. A number of games started out with no cards given in the first half & things escalated quickly. It made it necessa...

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