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I absolutely lit into an adult ref the other day. This one kid was being

incredibly rough and dangerous in a U12 game (I coach)... 3 takedowns after unnecessary late challenges, culminating in a cleats up stab at the ball that my player miraculously got out of the way of (and got his hand cleated). At that point, I was certain a bad injury was going to occur and I lost my ish on the ref "ARE YOU GOING TO WAIT UNTIL ONE OF MY KID'S LEGS GETS BROKEN BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!!!???" Little did I know it was the other coach's son and he went after me. But the kid calmed down so I don't really care about my outburst (something had to give).

I will say I am sick and tired of watching "too cool for school" refs stand in the middle while my kids get slide tackled from behind or shoved into the concrete at the new facility without so much as a talking to from the refs. As I told Andy W the other day... not calling an offside... whatever... not calmong dangerous/out if control kids down before they hurt someone... that's NOT OKAY.

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Posted: 03/31/2021 at 2:10PM


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