Ending ref abuse starts with the coaches by Mike Woitalla @MikeWoitalla, Sep 28, 2018 More than 70% of referees in American youth soccer are teenagers.
Years ago, in my area, a coach screamed so much at the teenage girl refereeing a U-10 game that she ended up in tears and… Go To Full Post
Have mercy? How coaches can manage a mismatch by Beau Dure @duresport, Oct 15, 2018 The opposing coach was emphatic. “Left foot only!” he yelled. He had also imposed shooting restrictions on his players.
The score at the time? 4-3.
Sure, I had a rather ragtag team of players, including… Go To Full Post
Reffing helps keep me young by Randy Vogt , Jun 6, 2018 While I continue to grow older, the ages of those playing soccer remains the same. As a referee, I’m in the same boat as teachers in this regard. But it’s more challenging for a soccer ref than a… Go To Full Post
Reffing at the younger ages: Kids say the darndest things by Randy Vogt , Jun 22, 2018 Soccer Americans might recall in my last article, that I felt a twinge in my right knee while running down a field as I was refereeing back in May. My Primary Care Physician… Go To Full Post
Making the game day ‘go’ or ‘no go’ decision
by Dr. Dev Mishra , Jul 28, 2018
The decision whether an athlete should be allowed to play or should sit out after injury is always an interesting one to observe from afar. These decisions are particularly difficult for team physicians… Go To Full Post