SFYS has heavily invested in the referee program for the city. We say the city because many of the youth referees that you see at your Rec and Upper House games also referee other leagues of play and local tournaments. So, we have heavily invested in referees that directly benefit soccer across the city. Did… Read More Is there a referee assigned to your game?
Last week we held the spring 2017 season 7v7 and 9v9 coaching clinics. This is the first time in the spring and we really appreciate the attendance and interaction. We started with a Kahoot! quiz. Your answers are being processed and we aim to provide more information and guidance on processes such as the guest… Read More Coaches Meeting Wrap Up
This post is falling under several different categories, and for good reason. They are all tied together with regards to supporting the decision of the official. You probably have done it, you know someone who definitely does it on the sideline of the game: Questioning the referee or a ‘come on ref’ comment here and… Read More Supporting the decision
Excerpted from excellent articles by Mike Woitalla link : How coaches’ mouths lose games “I suspected this many times as a coach and spectator, but it comes through even more clearly when I referee: Coaches can destroy their teams with the way they shout from the sidelines.” Mike’s recommendations for youth coaches: * Referee some games… Read More Referee View of Yelling Coaches