How Far Does a Soccer Ref Run During a Tournament Day?

I’m 18 months into reffing youth soccer matches here in Bucks County, PA. I’ve enjoyed the continual process of learning about the Laws of the Game in match situations. The game is so different from U8 level up through U16 (my experience so far) in terms of skill, speed and yes, aggression! One question I am asked…

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Women’s World Cup – Go United States!

We have a couple of BIG United States Women’s National Team fans here.  Can’t wait to watch the World Cup final vs. Japan. If the U.S. defense plays the way they did against Germany, the match will be amazing to watch!      

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Almost here

i can see the ground, and the cleanup ahead after a nasty winter. Slowly warming up and need to put a BIG soccer goal together. Time to reboot the seasons. Can you spot the future goal location? What we looked like 10 days ago:

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Practicing the “Little Things”

I remember spending many hours when I was a kid practicing throwing, fielding grounders and catching fly balls with my baseball rebounder.  I learned early on what a little coaching could do, then take those lessons to the time I spent practicing on my own.  I got to know the concept and fun of exploring…

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