Another Non-Soccer Play

This clip is from a recent U-20 World Cup game. There are many talking points here where we can learn, not just from a referee position, but more importantly from the Assistant Referee position. Remember, this particular tournament has the VAR position, so they have the benefit of replay. In our games, we do not

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Open Tournament Week 1 Referees on Hold

The following referees have been placed on hold. Should someone cancel out of week 1 then you would be called according to the date your application was received. If you would like off this list contact me at Pneason@comcast.net LAST NAME FIRST NAME Date Williams Richard 28-Mar Sternberg Michael 29-Mar Blose Tanner 1-Apr Ternent Jesse

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Open Tournament Week One Accepted Referees

The following referees have been accepted for Week One of the Open Tournament. Scheduled was mailed today. Please accept the assignments once schedule is received by contacting Peggy Neason. Amado Marco Amado Paul Balance John Barclay Flo Bartes Abagail Bedar JOhn Bender Jon Berdar Matt Beshero Robin Bombalski Taylor Boulos Abagail Brooks Chance Brooks Rodney

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Violent Play

We talk about “non-soccer” plays that do not belong in the game of soccer. Elbows to the head, challenges that endanger the safety of a player, such as over the ball tackles, spitting, headbutting, etc. In the 2 clips below, you will see similar types of violent behavior. In both cases, the action by the

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Dangerous Challenges

One of the first things referees should be looking at when there are challenges on the ground are the feet of the player challenging. There are some indications that should raise awareness in these types of challenges. DISTANCE where the challenging player comes. Is that player coming from a longer distance or is the distance

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