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The Disconnect Between Spectators and Referees

The Journey from Soccer Parent to PresidentIn 2010, my oldest son started his soccer journey at the ripe old age of 5. I had played two seasons of recreational soccer in first and second grade and that

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Referee Issues in Youth Soccer with Esse Baharmast

Earlier this week I sat down for an hour long conversation with legendary American referee, Esse Baharmast.  Esse is the first American referee to participate in the Olympics (Atlanta 1996) and Men's

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Why Are Lessons in Humanity Forgotten When It Comes to Referees?

 “I can’t sleep on a Saturday night if I think I’ve got something wrong.”That line is from a story written about what life is like as a referee in one of the most demanding locations in world

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Beyond Lollypops and Silent Saturdays – Introducing the Sideline Project

The time has come to move beyond giving parents lollypops and requesting you be silent on a Saturday or Sunday! The Soccer Parenting Association has developed the Sideline Project, an

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“I Can Do Better!” Youth Soccer Referees Need Support – Not Harassment.

“Call it both ways!!”“You’re blind!!”“Blow your whistle!!”“Open your eyes!!”“You need glasses!!”Do these phrases sound familiar? They probably do if you’re a referee, or if you’re

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