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Bad Officiating in Soccer
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Soccer referee, the man on the field we love to hate and complain about. He is there to make decisions about things that happen in seconds, based on there knowledge and understanding of laws of the game. It's a tough job.

Mistakes, bad decisions and wrong interpretations of the rules by referees are part of a soccer game, even at the highest professional level. Unfortunately it happens too often, especially at youth level, where demand for good soccer referees is much bigger than "supply".

We all know that bad officiating might significantly affect an outcome of a soccer game. It can also have a disturbing impact on parents, coaches and most importantly on young players.

Have you been involved in the youth soccer game that was very poorly refereeing?
Did it affect the outcome of the game?
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Five Red Cards 
As a coach of the U15 boys I've been involved in many games that were horribly officiating. But one of them stands out the most. Couple years ago we …

Youth Soccer Refs Don't Care  
I have so many bad officiating stories that it would take me forever to share them with you. I just want to express the conclusion of my observations

Flying Wellendas Not rated yet
Have you ever watched a game to see one player take a run at another player, leap into the air, leaving their feet and throw themselves at another player? …

Bitten  Not rated yet
One afternoon playing in a tournament, a qualifying game none the less, I was the victim of unfair reffing. We were loosing 1-0 in a game …

You Get What YOU Pay For! Not rated yet
Daniel, so the Old Testament teaches, emerged from the lion's den an effective prophet of the Lord! Untold in the story is the number of his predecessors …

Essentials for Good Officiating Not rated yet
Instead of bad officiating stories (I have quiet few of them) I'd like to point out some essentials for good officiating, especially for those with desire …

Signs of a Bad Referee Not rated yet
Referee will be always bad when he/she assumes he/she is: so experience that he has seen everything. so smart that he can't learn something. so sure …

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