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In this episode I want to talk about the coach’s role in the process of developing young referees. I think we can all agree that we need as many good referees as possible. But how do we help make this happen? What do they need from us? How do we inhibit the development of young referee? What role do parents play in the process and how can coaches make a direct impact on the quality of our referees in the future?
So what would you call in the situation mentioned at 18:33 into the episode. Describe what you would call and why in the comments section below and we can see gets it right. (Spoiler: I didn’t).
I understand that it’s hard not to appeal for decisions when you think the referee has missed something. I’m not going to sit here and say that you should never – ever voice your opinion.
What I am saying is that we should consider the age and experience level of the officials doing our games. An adult is capable of defending their decisions and continuing to be confident in their abilities. Young referees are much more likely to just call when you shout and bow to the pressure placed on them by parents.
This does not provide the type of learning environment we need to develop referees that will be confident and capable of handling increasingly difficult games. Without these referees our game can’t progress the way that it should.
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In the Next Episode
In next week’s episode I have an interview I did with Bob Warming, Head Men’s Coach of Penn State University. We discuss an area of soccer training that Bob feels is completely overlooked by many youth coaches. I really enjoyed talking with Bob and think you’re going to be very interested in what he has to say.
As a Rep team Head Coach and an OSA Referee, I really commend CSW for this excellent podcast. More coaches need to be cognizant of the challenges a referee is faced with in any game, especially with younger referees. There is no doubt that the referee gets it wrong a small (I hope!) percentage of the time; however, so do coaches when it comes to formations and other tactical and personnel elements, and players get it wrong technically and tactically a a great deal at every level.
If you support the young referees in your regions and leagues, you are much more likely to have good referees when players get to older age groups. Again, well done and keep up the good work.
And here’s a tip for dealing with coaches. Whenever I get coaches who complain a great deal, I remind them that they are getting the same mistakes FIFA referees make for .012% of the cost of games at the World Cup!
Thanks Lewis. I agree, the players and coaches make a lot more mistakes than the referee most of the time.
The call should be offside.
There four parts to determine offside.
1) position of attacking player,
2) involvement of attacking player
3) how the ball got to the attacking player
1) the attacking player receiving the ball was in the offside position as described.
2) the attacking player was actively involved in the play
3) the ball was touched by his teammate
4) there were not any exceptions (goal kick, throw in, or corner kick)
Agreed, that was the right call. The question in my mind was, ‘Did the defender play the ball or did the attacker play it.’ The key factor that the head referee pointed to was that the attacker should not be rewarded for being in an offside position.