Re: [UBE?] Re: I got email notice of Law memoranda... as a coach?!
Folks, take this back stabbing, poke each other in the eye tirade off list
please. I'm sick of wasting my email space because the two of you can't
agree to disagree and move on.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Marco" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [UBE?] Re: I got email notice of Law memoranda... as a coach?!
Now that's insulting Mike.
If you went to college how did you ever make it through? What did you
do after the professor gave you a syllabus? How did you find the book
for the course? Did you need step by step directions on how to do
these things? What about required course work? Did you get all of that
handed to you or were you expected to do some actual work and research
on your own?
Responsibility. That's what this discussion is about. You either
expect things to be handed to you or you seek the information that you
> No joke. It's called an analogy. What I meant by this is that those
> coach soccer teams who have the same attitude you express lose games
> people like me. Those who blame the receivers for not getting the
> information rather than the senders of that information have a poor
> understanding of how information is transferred and used in the real
> Your continued rationalization of the US Soccer position shows you
> to be a
> good soldier. I hope you continue to move up the ranks appropriately.
> I would prefer better referees at my games. I would think that would
> be a
> goal of the referee division of US Soccer as well.
> [log in to unmask]
> "Excellence is a Habit."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ed Marco
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 5:42 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [UBE?] Re: I got email notice of Law memoranda... as a
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> Not sure what you meant by this. If this was a joke, I don't get it.
> If it
> was a real comment, just plain stupid.
> This "discussion" has been blown way out of proportion and is going no
> where. Let's find something else to talk about now.
> Ed Marco
>> Opposing coaches who have such an attitude, I beat like a drum. YMMV.
>> [log in to unmask]
>> "Excellence is a Habit."
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ed Marco
>> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 10:33 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [UBE?] Re: I got email notice of Law memoranda... as a
>> I have said and agree the site is not easy to use or set up well.
>> US Soccer does promote the site by stating that info can be found
>> This argument is just silly. What referee in the US who has attended
>> any required clinic or recert training or entry level class or has
>> registered or re-registered did not ever hear of or heard speak of or
>> seen the web address?
>> You have to make some sort of effort.
>> Then, of course, those that just can't figure out how to find time to
>> just look can always watch a TV match and listen to the commentators.
>> Ed Marco
>> On Jul 18, 2010, at 1:07 PM, Larry Savell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Nicely said. As a former IT manager, I don't understand why people
>>> excuses for poor web site management and poor information management
>>> general. USSF just needs to put some better emphasis on its site and
>>> proactively make people aware of the information.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jeff Benjamin
>>> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 9:01 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [UBE?] Re: I got email notice of Law memoranda... as a
>>>> While the ratio of those who want more and those who just accept
>>>> they're fed will always follow the 80-20 ratio, when there is a
>>>> easy technological method that a high school nerd could implement
>>>> in a
>>>> couple days could markedly raise the value of the "fed"
>>>> it is a cop out to say it is available to those who want to seek it
>>> As the original poster, Mark very eloquently clarifies my point.
>>> Sure, the
>>> information is out there... somewhere. But asking the vast majority
>>> referees to dig up stuff they don't even know exists is silly. How
>>> many of
>>> you work someplace where it would be up to you to somehow discover
>>> regulation or policy changes on your own? I'd hazard NONE. If the
>>> organization has vital information you need to know, they figure out
>>> a way
>>> to get it to you and make sure you know it, when you need to know
>>> Given that memoranda come out more than just once a year, and go
>>> into effect
>>> quickly, once a year at recert (if then) doesn't cut it. Any of you
>>> into big snafus with the "must touch the ball" offside memos? Some
>>> were on it right away, some had no clue. Then it got even worse
>>> with the
>>> "clarification" that followed, with some refs still having no clue,
>>> following the original memo, and others knowing about the following
>>> clarification. It was a mess that could have been avoided (or at
>>> ameliorated) with better communication.
>>> If someone can inform the coaches of such changes, wouldn't you
>>> someone could do it for the people who really need to know: the
>>> Whether it's direct from Chicago, or from the SRA, it's poor
>>> management that
>>> 80% of the people who work for you don't have the information they
>>> need to
>>> do their best work.
>>> Jeff Benjamin [log in to unmask]
>>> Soccer training for goalkeepers and field players
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