7 Ways to stay safe and still show sportsmanship.


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August 9, 2018

Hold the players, parents and coaches accountable like this referee did. This is a high school match and the school administrator was the one who is responsible for his teams fans. Do the the same thing at all levels. Referees do not have to put up with dissent. Use th...

December 5, 2017

Center referee Scott Hartman tries to avoid a collision in the first half of a match between Battlefield and Osbourn on May 9 in Haymarket, Va. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Warren Graver raised the whistle to his lips midway through the second half, bracing to s...

An attacker crosses the ball in the air and into the penalty area in a soccer match. The first player we expect to make a fair play for the ball is the goalkeeper. But when the goalkeeper launches into the air with their knee locked for "protection" (more on this in a...

February 12, 2017

The 2017 Utah boys' high school soccer season is about to get under way, but the Utah High School Athletic Association (UHSAA) is in need of more referees. The game of soccer is growing faster than we can supply referees. Now, I know what you are thinking: I don't want...

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