The start of the journey
When you start out as a referee, particularly if you are young, you are only just starting to develop your refereeing personality and if you are young, you barely know yourself.
I started refereeing when I was 17 years old, as a well meaning volunteer for junior games, with no intention at all of being a referee.
I don’t care.
You’ve got to be kidding me!
Two quotes from two different games but two magnanimous decisions.
Ooof. What can I possibly say here?
Yes, I’ve revived a bit with blogging. Free time during travel has afforded me that luxury. The last three months have been Continue reading
My heart was beating fast. It was make or break today. It was the last game of football of the year. My last shot. I needed the pass if I wanted to get to the next level.
Another year passes by and another opportunity to reflect.
2017 has been quite the up-and-down. There’s a lot to be proud of and a lot to be disappointed about. Ultimately I lean towards disappointment because I didn’t give football the full-attention it has afforded in past years. Nevertheless, it progressed more than I could have hoped for while I emotionally neglected it for the most part. At least that’s the way I felt.
Have you ever read the Law of the Game cover-to-cover? It’s an amazing read if you ever have. The Laws of football is eye-opening to anyone who reads it, especially for the first time. Keep in mind, if you read it before the major overhaul two years ago, you’re due for another read.
This has truly been one of the hardest things I’ve felt I’ve had to learn in the game so far. You can watch tons of videos and gameplay on fouls and misconduct to get decisions right when it comes to fouls and cards. It’s not quite the same for anticipating play.
Here’s my theory why. Continue reading