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February LOTG Points of Emphasis - Addressing Coaches Behavior
Practice Advice for Referees: It's important to make a connection with coaches prior to kickoff. Use your personality as it fits and show yourself as a human being - smile, be happy, festive and approachable - show your human side.
- Talk prior to player check-in - something simple that could open up a conversation
- How was your drive into Seattle?
- How has the season been so far?
Match Officials must take action against coaches and team officials who fail to act in a responsible manner. That could be a verbal warning(s), caution or a sending-off.
Know that Referees and Assistant Referees can issue verbal warnings addressing coaches behavior for something that doesn't require a caution.
We can politely but firmly issue a warning without the need to show a card. This verbal warning can be a great tool to defuse potential conflict:
- Minor/low level disagreement by word or action with a decision
- Failing to cooperate with a match official's instruction/request
- Entering the field of play in a respectful non-confrontational way
If you are a new referee, or are new to Seattle, Register Here.
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Start here with the Washington State Referee Committee
The Laws of the Game and the US Soccer Referee Program are helpful resources for Referees, Coaches, Players and Spectators.
Finally, please see FIFA for general information about the game in its international context.
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Sunday Night LIVE: Weekend Review 615p
We designed this forum from your feedback wanting resources for input, tips and discussion. Our leadership team will be hosting weekly providing our Seattle Referee Community a chance to talk through 'stuff' learn about 'stuff' and how to apply the LOTG in various 'stuff'.
- How do I deal with stuff like jewelry or not rosters/player cards?
- Question about a foul you called or didn't that everyone was upset about?
- What about offside I couldn't decide what to do?
- Should I have cautioned for this?
These are just a few of the questions our leadership team has received over the pasts couple of weeks. Bring your thoughts, concerns and questions tonight!
We dont have an ending time but it wont be a long meeting - just drop in when you can leave when you need to. I expect most of the time 30-45 minutes sometimes longer or shorter depending on how much talking we do and how many tune in :)
Here is the Zoom link -https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89561099322
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