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]
> Be prepared to be anointed by a parent as the worst referee ever.
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> 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
> 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
> boy's middle school games, with a tiny sprinkling of sectarian girl's
> 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
> is girls who are young competitve-level-players in training with a year of
> competitive-level play under their belt, in particular used to
> 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
> 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