In a class in Birmingham, @coreyrock had a segment on what to do when things go wrong. He shared a moment where he called for a corner kick and the CR called for a throw-in. I'm sure all 40+ of us in that class could have told at least one story, taking up the rest of the class time. But I'd love to hear your stories here. Tell us about a time something went horribly wrong and what you did afterward. The biggest cluster I had so far, thankfully, was only on a U9 girls game. I'm AR1 and the center just got certified a few weeks before and had never had the whistle until this game. I don't remember the colors...so I'll just say red leading blue 4-3 late in the second half. Blue throws the ball in over the heads of the defenders to a teammate in an offside position. But of course, there is no offside on a throw-in. Blue has a one on one with the keeper and the center blows his whistle. Blue coach loses it and I walk up to the center. I asked "What did you have" and he said "Offside. I'm surprised you didn't raise your flag." "There is no offside on a throw-in." His face went from "You idiot for not raising your flag" to "Dang, I'm the idiot." If the one on one resulted in a goal, it would have been 4-4. Since the soccer gods have a sense of humor, the final score was 4-3. The CR suggested a re-throw in and the coaches were OK with it. I had a brain freeze and didn't think it should have been a drop ball for an inadvertent whistle until after the restart happened. The CR worked hard, ran a lot and showed promise. I am convinced it was a mistake he won't make again. It was "only" a U9 game. But to the players, parents and even coaches, it might as well have been Moscow 2018. Your turn.