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Pre-Game 4/24/2016

Brett of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Hi all,
I have a question about mechanics and teamwork with new assistant referees.

I have recently started refereeing matches with new assistant referees, who have assistant refereed a few matches. In these matches I have had a number o...

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Pre-Game 3/22/2014

Gavin chadbone of Tamworth, Staffs England asks...

I am about to ref my first cup semi finals and will have appointed linesmen to help out. Could you tell me as a group the sort of things we should be talking about before the game. For example do you assign one of the linesmen to deal with subs etc...

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Pre-Game 3/21/2014

Thomas Winters of Fayetteville, NC USA asks...

im about to ref my first couple of games tomorrow morning. i have a U8 by myself then U12 jar then U6 by myelf. since im by myself for the first time and i cant ask anyone there, what kind of things do i need to do pregame? do i need to talk to the k...

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Pre-Game 8/2/2012

Harris of Someplace, Somewhere Canada asks...

What are a good set of pre-game instructions to give to ARs with regards to mass confrontation.

Some referees ask their senior AR to remain at their position to maintain and hold the technical area personnel and substitutes and prevent them ...

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Pre-Game 10/11/2010

Kevin Dyer of Newbury Park, CA USA asks...

If an CR while officiating a match, becomes ill or injured (twist his/her ankle) would it be correct for the next highest level AR to take over the match and assign a club linesman to take his place and then continue. Of course, after making sure you...

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Pre-Game 6/4/2010

Mike of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

By the time I reached the bottom of the instructions, I had forgot the preamble. LOL, I guess that proves the theory about 'three things' :-) No question this time, just thanks for the replies. The pregame article is a useful guide that I will tai...

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Pre-Game 6/1/2010

Mike Suarez of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

I just read the article by Gil Weber on the pre-game chat with the ARs. Frankly, I think it is way too much stuff. Personally, I like the advice that an instructor once gave to me after observing my pre-game chat. He said that ARs only retain thre...

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Pre-Game 9/21/2009

William Everitt of Brandon, MS US asks...

What is a good pre game message to teams for a U16 boys match. I usually do not check shoes or shingaurds at this level. I do ask anyone have 'screw ins', I need to say something before the game though. Like 'lets have fun but not kill anyone' j/k, ...

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Pre-Game 9/17/2009

Steven of sydney, nsw ausralia asks...

What is your pre match briefing to your assistants? ...

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Pre-Game 6/9/2009

Eric of adelaide, SA Australia asks...

what are good assistant referee pre-match instructions i want something simple but clear thank you. ...

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