I coach a high school team in NJ which unfortunately uses a 2 referee system rather than the usual 3 man system. These referees are not only old and in bad shape but also seem to be out of touch with the game. My dilemma is that I would absolutely prefer to play a flat back 4 system with attacking outside backs, but I am forced to go with a sweeper-stopper system to take away the offside trap problem. 2 referees do not get the offside call right enough and one bad call can lose you a game at the high school level. Can anyone suggest any other ways to get around this? I have a very talented left back, a very physical stopper and a stud at sweeper. We were successful with this system last season but I'd like to be able to dictate the play of game more this season and be able to hold possession for longer periods of time (including playing out the back). The sweeper-stopper system forces us to be much more direct that I'd like and also forces us be a defensive minded team with weak flank play. I know every system has it's flaws and you will always be losing and gaining something with one system as opposed to another.