1. I think this will be my first protest situation. 6v6, U11 game, not in the town I live in. Red player passes the ball back to her goalkeeper, who picks it up. I blow my whistle, say IFK for pass-back, and place the ball about 6-10 feet from the line. I make sure all red players are now on the line or way away from the ball. Red's coaches are yelling to me from the sidelines, "what's the call?" I have to explain it to them, cause they're staring at me like I'm from Mars. I allow Blue to take the kick, and they score. 1-1. The momentum shifts, and at half, it's 3-2 Blue. (Blue would win 6-3.) During the remainder of the 1st half, I can see the red coach and the blue asst. coach scouring the league rulebook for the pass-back rule, clearly to no avail. At half, the red coach comes up to me and says it's not in the book, what was the call? I explain the pass-back call a few times, seeing as she wants to be thick-skulled. I eventually decide it's not worth it, and tell her I'll look into it. She says you better, and I'm going to have to contest it. I roll my eyes (not literally), knowing she's wrong. At this point, the Blue head coach returns from the spectator sideline, having conferred with a spectator. The coach says that she checked with another coach who's been coaching for 20 years, and I'm right. The red coach sighs loudly, walks away and says, "I'm still gonna bring it up." I'm thinking, ok, you're a sore loser, you're wrong, and you're stubborn. The perfect trifecta. What should I do if the protest is followed up on? 2. Same game, same exact time. Red's asst. coach asks me for a timeout. 'Nuff said. 3. Is it unethical to referee a sibling's game? That situation just came up, and I managed to pass it off and run line instead, but something doesn't feel right about reffing a brother. Advice?