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Character, Attitude and Control 9/15/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

What should an AR or center ref do if they need to choose between preventing a confrontation vs. following play?

Just finished a game a few hours ago as center, ball was back up by midfield and suddenly a forward and keeper got into a pushin...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/29/2018

Mike of Lebanon, CT US asks...

Not really a question but a follow-up to the referenced question. I had a very similar incident in a U12B tournament game. From the very beginning one of the coaches was very vocal and loud in his rather harsh criticism of his players. After a go...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/25/2018

alex wong of richmond hill, ON Canada asks...

In a 14 yrs girls game. After conceding a goal, the coach call all the players to the side line and start yelling and swearing at them loudly for 2 minutes telling them that they are a disgrace, embarrassing, etc.

How should the ref deal wit...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/24/2018

david of salem, or usa asks...

I fully agree with your interpretations about how the referee should not make the game about himself, that it is for the enjoyment of the players/coaches/spectators. Believe me, I would love it to be able to do games where I hardly if ever blow the w...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

david of salem, or usa asks...

In my experience as a referee I have noticed that the refs who call games tighter rather than 'looser' tend to have fewer problems overall.

There seems to be this idea at the ages I do, generally youth 16-19 year olds who play high levels, t...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

Bob of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Our referee coach has issued the following direction to all referees in our organisation. Im quite nervous about implementing it. I understand the sentiment but can think of so many scenarios that would be unfair to the Captain. Can you give me yo...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/10/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I agree completely with the responses to this question.

When my daughter played in both junior high & high school, we had coaches that were disrespectful to the referees. Most of the spectators (parents), didn't know the rules & when ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/3/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

After all the discussion on the Benzema / Karius 'Blunderfull' goal " It was probably destiny that in one of my matches today, there was a moment where an attacker tried to hinder the keeper from releasing the ball as he attempted an over head throw ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/12/2018

Zach Beo of Istanbul, Turkey asks...

Hello,

If a game is suspended due to a fan invasion, and the referee and his assistants have ordered the teams to go to the locker rooms, what is the process to restart the game, if such a formal process exists?

Meaning, does the re...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/13/2017

Kristine Marohl of East Wenatchee, WA USA asks...

I am seeing this more and more where play is stopped due to; an injured player down, or a player was struck in the head, or a keeper might be injured after a rough play. After blowing the whistle, the center ref checks on the player and then to rest...

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