In addition to local league games, tournaments are a fantastic way for referees to continue to hone their skills and […]
Build-out Lines – Referee’s Worst Nightmare?
In the fall of 2016, US Soccer introduced “build-out lines” for small sided youth games in order to help teach […]
How to get ready for a weekend long tournament.
Tournaments are currently what makes youth soccer go. It’s where the kids get to play the bulk of their high […]
Parental abuse of referees must stop! Now!
It’s been established that referee abuse in the world’s top soccer leagues is a major problem that needs to be […]
Will US Soccer’s attempt to prevent head injuries cause more problems than it solves?
In November of 2015 US Soccer adopted new rules banning players age eleven and under from heading the ball as […]
Referee abuse has to stop!
Referee abuse has to stop. Plain and simple. Coaches and players complaining about the way the referees call the game […]
Referee brutally head butted by player!
A Scottish referee was brutally and violently attacked by a player in a game in Saudi Arabia. The incident happened […]
Alfred Kleinaitis is cloned and other soccer storylines for 2015
The next time someone stops the car to admire my holiday lights, I am going to ask for a small […]
Some time ago I wrote a blog stating that refereeing was not for the faint hearted. I stick by that […]
College Soccer and other Autumn Traditions: 5 Questions for Brian Hall.
I love autumn. The leaves are turning color. The air has become crisp (last night’s temp dropped to 52F). My […]