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Date:         Wed, 19 May 2010 08:09:24 -0400
Reply-To:     Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
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Sender:       Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
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From:         Morten Mikkelsen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: Help! I'm CR for a U11G game Saturday (!)
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No way, that's MY title and I am not giving it up without a fight :) On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Sandy and Ferenc Korompai <[log in to unmask] > wrote: > Be prepared to be anointed by a parent as the worst referee ever. > Ferenc > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Chris Mohr<mailto:[log in to unmask]> > To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:50 PM > Subject: Help! I'm CR for a U11G game Saturday (!) > > > OK, I'm in my 14th year of refereeing with many hundreds of games under my > belt, including bunches of U11 girls games, both rec and competitive level > (which this one is). It's at an end-of-season tournament down near the > beach in Wilmington, NC, and I'm looking forward to this particular game > and > this weekend. > > ONE PROBLEM: I haven't done any girl's games this young in quite awhile. > This spring, I've been almost exclusively doing adult games and older-age > boy's competitive-level soccer, with also some girl's high school games > and > boy's middle school games, with a tiny sprinkling of sectarian girl's > middle > school games. I do worry a bit that for the past several months, my sense > of foul recognition and game management have been tuned almost exclusively > for a much older, much more physical level of play. Now you might ask why > not just import the sensibilities I used in that handful of girls middle > school games, but that's barely rec-level soccer, whereas this game > Saturday > is girls who are young competitve-level-players in training with a year of > competitive-level play under their belt, in particular used to > significantly > more contact and physical play than the middle school level. > > And so, it's going to be fun, but a bit tricky to feel may way to the > proper > level for this game, seeking that sweet spot between allowing too much > physical play and too little. At least there won't be any girls out there > with colorful permanent tattoos running the length of one arm, like there > were last Sunday (see: the thread about adult players and concussions). > > Chris Mohr > -- Morten Mikkelsen 610-248-5655

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