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General Grivous's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 1 week ago by General Grivous
CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2015) – The United States Soccer Federation today introduced a comprehensive player health and safety program called Recognize to Recover. The first-of-its-kind program aims to reduce injuries in soccer players of all ages and promote safe play by those on and around the field....
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Topic started 2 years 1 month ago by Soccer Referee USA
To join the Facebook group follow the link HERE: www.facebook.com/groups/SoccerRefereeSociety/ [attachment]
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Topic started 2 years 4 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
I will be leaving on a honeymoon starting 8/14 (for 3 weeks) and I am creating enough topics to "feed" you guys (and ladies) until I come back. I will have limited access to email and the store will be operating as usual by our employees back in NY. Any questions, please PM me before that date or...
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Last Post by Rafal Wlazlo 2 years 4 months ago
Quote: Well I'll be wishing you avoid the following on your honeymoon. Cards for Dissent, DOGSO, Persistent Infringement, Handling, Holding, Delay in Restart of Play We both now that's easier said than done lol! Thank you David!
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Topic started 3 years 11 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
[attachment] Starting in 2014 we want to reward our forum members for their loyalty and support. At the beginning of every month, in this section, we will announce the winner(s) and their prizes based on their forum activities during the previous calendar month. Number...
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Last Post by Bryan Shepard 3 years 10 months ago
Thank you muchly! I'm just happy to have found this resource. I need something to keep me sane during my nearly 6-month break from the sport I love!
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Michael Teegarden's Avatar
Topic started 5 months 1 week ago by Michael Teegarden
Has anyone tried changing the handles on your flags? The OSI foam handles deteriorate and split and end up taped until you get tired of it. I was thinking bicycle hand grips but they seem to have a larger inner diameter. If I had $70 to spend, I would get the B&D flags, but they are a bit steep. I...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 5 months 1 week ago by Rafal Wlazlo
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Timothy Swartz's Avatar
Topic started 7 months 1 week ago by Timothy Swartz
Given that the new style of jerseys will be required in 2018, what do you plan to do with your "old" jerseys? I have 11 (6 short sleeve and 5 long sleeve) jerseys that I'll need to help find a home. Perhaps they can be sent en masse to a soccer related non-profit. I cannot imagine giving all of...
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Dan Bonnet's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 2 weeks ago by Dan Bonnet
Our referee association in Central California has been asked by local leagues to provide referees for U6, U8 and "U8 competitive" (whatever that is) 4 v 4 games with no keeper and no offside. One league is even asking for a 3 referee team for U8 4 v 4. We currently have a difference of opinion on...
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Patrick Little's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 2 weeks ago by Patrick Little
How come there haven't been any recent posts lately?
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 10 months 3 minutes ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Wolf in sheep's clothing.
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Trevor Nash's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 weeks ago by Trevor Nash
Hello everyone! Every thanksgiving and St pattys day my local club hosts a 4v4 tourney at an indoor facility. This is my third time doing it, so I am pretty comfortable with the surroundings, but the players are different almost every year, so it can be unpredictable. In the two times I've done...
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Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Victor Borges
I'm curious to know what different referees say to the captains of each team prior to the match at the coin toss (besides obviously asking the away team to make the call). Some referees say things like, "Make sure to play the whistle," "Have a clean, safe match," etc.. These are the responses I'm...
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Last Post by Trevor Nash 1 year 2 months ago
"Shake hands, introduce yourselves. Numbers, please. Okay, white, you're the away team. *To both captains, This is heads, this is tails. White, call it in the air. *Flips coin. Okay, blue, it's heads. Which goal would you like to defend. *player indicates goal. Okay, white will kick off going...
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Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
The offender was convicted of Level 4 sexual assault 11 years ago. [attachment] Thoughts?
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Last Post by David Bartel 1 year 2 months ago
Quote: That said, I know the legal term sex offender gets used for many things that don't match the publicly held views on what the term means. So it is possible I would think the guy could do the job and not be a danger to the kids but I don't see how the league could ever allow it because of public...
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Christian Chapman's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Christian Chapman
I'm using the cheaper OSI flags and I wanted to know if there's some provision against such a thing. As is, they're pretty rough and honestly kind of cheap feeling, but I'll not complain if they're what I have to use.
Christian Chapman's Avatar
Last Post by Christian Chapman 1 year 3 months ago
All done.
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Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Brian Moloney
Brad Heers's Avatar
Last Post by Brad Heers 1 year 3 months ago
Something similar happened this weekend to the team I coach. We were thoroughly outmatched in a final play-in game against an opponent that needed to put up a substantial goal differential to make tournament finals. I indicated to the opposition coach that I expected him to do right by his team,...
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Justin McBride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Justin McBride
Almost All the time we talk about negative experiences with specters (Parents) and Coaches, as normally they are the ones that stand out. However I was thinking it is likely that most of us have had at least one memorable interaction or experience. I am going to share one and I really hope others...
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Last Post by Justin McBride 1 year 4 months ago
Quote: Justin--I was also thinking of starting this, in light of the recent "my daughter is an angel" discussion. Mine, from this spring. This was a U12 Travel boys match. I was quite familiar with the home team's coach, as he coaches both a U15-G and U14-B team that I have previously refereed. He is a...
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Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
See what players are saying about us and how they decide whether we are good or not. video
Kerry Gilpin's Avatar
Last Post by Kerry Gilpin 1 year 4 months ago
Seems like common sense, but I see many refs who aren't fit, don't appear competent, and aren't respectful.
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andrew charron's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by andrew charron
www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insid...es-after-concussion/ This is a really great article talking about concussions and post concussion syndrome. As someone who has had a couple of nasty concussions myself, I can attest...
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Shawn Cummings's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Shawn Cummings
I have been thinking about buying or building a referee communication system... I have personally used open mic systems and push to talk systems... I know a lot is personal preference, but im still torn... any thoughts or opinions? in general the main thing Like about the open mic is the fact that...
Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Last Post by Rafal Wlazlo 1 year 4 months ago
Shawn, thanks for the post. I have to be transparent - as we are sponsored by RefereeStore.com I can not allow this topic to be undermining the very system that heavily supports us. That being said I will post a link to the system with an option of you calling me at 855-697-6223 so I can explain...
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Topic started 1 year 5 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
What are your thoughts? video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9IiOPd1F9k
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 4 months ago
John Galt - you were sent a PM as well. Further comments that take away from the topic at hand, by you, will result in you being banned.
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Justin McBride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 5 months ago by Justin McBride
In a church league I have started helping with on the admin side and referee side, I had this issue come up The week before the regular season the teams play friendlies, the league assigns referees to the matches. A player from team A was sent off for abusive lanagaue towards team B coach, during...
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Last Post by Refelee 1 year 5 months ago
Strictly speaking, this is not really a refereeing issue. In a league where I used to be on the admin/organizational side (in addition to being a referee) we had two sets of regulations that we were supposed to follow: 1. The FIFA Laws of the Game. 2. A set of local competition rules. Things like...
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andrew charron's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 6 months ago by andrew charron
I'm interested in finding coins from other states/associations/countries/whatever. Does anyone know a good place to find them? I've been searching online but I'm not coming up with a lot. A few here and there. Any suggestions?
Trevor Nash's Avatar
Last Post by Trevor Nash 1 year 5 months ago
Tournaments. We get our new coins at recerts
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Chris Totten's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 8 months ago by Chris Totten
I have been an active referee for more than 18 years. I started when I was 13 and am not 31 and still going, despite being married and have 3 young kids. I am also a lover of technology and gadgets, as they always seem to make things more fun. I don't referee for the money anymore, so am considering...
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Last Post by andrew charron 1 year 6 months ago
I think I can buy them with 10% off :)
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Soccer Referee USA's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 6 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWVtwHs6Lw From deadspin: Quote: The video you see above shows a couple Uruguay players haranguing the referees immediately after their 3-1 loss against Mexico in the Copa America on Sunday. You might imagine that the fervor of the players’ protestations was...
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 6 months ago
[attachment] Ref-Comm Open Mic Communication System as seen on TV. Shop Now: www.refereestore.com/ref-comm/ RefsCall [attachment] RefsCall Beeper Flags: www.refereestore.com/refscall/ NEW 2016...
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Topic started 1 year 7 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
Shame on not only this referee, but also the entire referee crew, who went along with it! VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yqD_4JzaTM
Mark Land's Avatar
Last Post by Mark Land 1 year 7 months ago
There is always a small chance that some medical problem, beyond being intoxicated, came up.
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Topic started 1 year 7 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
[attachment] Quote: GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities say a soccer referee was charged with public intoxication after he urinated behind the stands at halftime of a high school game. Greenville Police said 37-year-old Gregory Cooper told officers he didn't think anyone could see him. The officers...
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Last Post by Brian Duddy 1 year 7 months ago
For the first time in recorded history, a coach would have been justified in blaming the referee, but didn't! What is the world coming to?!
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Justin McBride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 7 months ago by Justin McBride
Participated in a real interesting conversation/ debet last night The question: should youth soccer adopt a mandated yellow card sub rule across the board just like high school has such a rule. The general consensus was yes. I would love to hear some opinions and some reasoning to go with it. My...
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Last Post by Justin McBride 1 year 7 months ago
Quote: The PIAA (Pennsylvania) adopted the rule that the cautioned player must sit out for a period of not less than 5 minutes. This "hot head rule" reduced the number of sendoffs for a second caution by almost 40%. It is a good rule for high school, where players may not be experienced, and who may not...
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Topic started 1 year 8 months ago by Zach Gaidar
The following message was posted on Facebook this morning by a young referee regarding his upcoming assignment at a youth tournament this weekend. Attached to the message was a screenshot of his match details including his crew members' names, the date/time/location of his matches, the names and...
Justin McBride's Avatar
Last Post by Justin McBride 1 year 8 months ago
Quote: The posting of match details is also problematic--probably more so in my book. If this is a young referee and his first match, there is a strong possibility that the rest of referee crew are minors also. I know of many parents who would be quite upset to have their children's names and locations...
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Jon Kirkbride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 8 months ago by Jon Kirkbride
I am looking to gather some information on High School officiating across the US. I could go to every state's athletic association (and I probably will anyway at some point but that will take time), but I figured I'd start here and ask some questions to start getting a general idea of what I am...
Cade Almond's Avatar
Last Post by Cade Almond 1 year 8 months ago
Yes, experience in a less competitive setting is definitely valuable. I am considering becoming a high school official, and I'm checking in on the requirements. From the looks of it, the Arkansas Officials Association is responsible for certification, and after passing the rules exam there is an...
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Topic started 1 year 8 months ago by Daniel Chalian
Tomorrow there will be games all over the Continent for qualifiers for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL: CONCACAF: GROUP A: 6:06PM Honduras- El Salvador 7:30PM Mexico- Canada Standings: Mexico 9 points (+8 goal differential), Canada 4 pts (-2), El Salvador 2 pts (-2) and Honduras 1 point (-3) GROUP B:...