This is from a high school kid. He might turn out to be a pretty good ref.
So I just came back from the Sony Classic Tournament... I got to
referee a Semi-Final match between Long Beach and Santa Monica. The
game was flowing pretty well except for the fact that at the end, a
lot of fouls came out. It was totally one-sided, with SAMO scoring 4
goals, and Long Beach scoring none. The coach from Long Beach's team
was really verbal throughout the whole game, and when a bad tackled
came late in the match, he was blistering mad because I didn't give a
red card, and only get a yellow card... Everyone thought he was crazy
because it would be crazy not only to give a red card to a nine year
old, but to also give it to him for a foul that is almost ordinary. I
think I really improved my game management and I really didn't take
any crap from the coaches, so kudos to me for keeping the game under control.