I am curious as to what the Laws of the Game say about coaches interacting with referees during the match. This is my second year assistant coaching high school soccer in NC, and on more than one occasion I have been nearly kicked out of matches for what I think is protecting my players. For example, I have been vocal when an opposing player makes a rash tackle on one of my kids and I feel it is ok to let the ref hear my opinion. Upon doing so, I generally get a warning that I am crossing some line and about to get tossed. Now, I understand that you are not supposed to demean the referee and I do not use profainity since I am trying to be a good role model for my kids but where is the line to be drawn. Are coaches supposed to sit silently and not try to protect thier players? Just curious even though I know this is a very general topic.