Discussion in 'Referee' started by RefIADad, Jan 17, 2021.
Maybe I should’ve said TIL mothers with two kids average 19 years old in North Carolina
My daughter remembers doing U-19 girls games in Cal South where several of the players had brought their kids to the game.
NC now, but I started with the whistle in Cal South. I didn't know any girls with 2 at 19. I knew more than one with one by that age. I feel like CA would have been more likely to have 2 by 19 rather than where I am in NC.
How do you guys deal with the situations where an attacker sandwiches themselves in between two defenders and then goes down, knowing when to call a foul on the defender vs. an attacker just trying to bait? I guess it's probably if the two defenders converge on an attacker to sandwich them, but what about if the defenders are already converging and the attacker pokes one between them and then follows through between them and then there is contact and they go down
I know it's a bit difficult without video but would like any advice on this thanks
I have seen this scenario many times - attacker initiates contact and tries to force himself through a spot that is not there. And often goes down in the process. Assuming he does not knock defender down (or aside), I rarely call any foul here. And if I say anything, it would be something to the affect of "you did it to yourself".
Hey, that's a Radiohead song. Maybe sing it to them.
Yes that's basically what I do too. Unless the defenders converge in on the attacker, if an attacker is between two defenders in a narrow window and squirts the ball thru them then tries to fly through them I tell him to get up
Recreational Summer Girls High School League
Coach: Jenn, what position are you playing. I wanted you to play midfield.
Jenn: I thought you told me to play halfback?
When I was a little guy, I played little league. The coach told me that a hand across the chest means "take a strike". So... I was on a 3-0 count. He gave me that sign. I swung and missed on purpose. He did it twice, trying to miss on purpose, so swung each time (trying to miss). On the third strike, the pitcher beat me.
I never understood why we would ever do this. I didn't get why we would ever deliberately miss a pitch on purpose, but that's what he called for...
Coach assumed I knew what take a pitch meant. I didn't. Dumb me. I wish he told me, "when I swipe my chest, don't swing". He didn't. I struck out. He thought I was an idiot and didn't get playing time.
But what does that say for the coach?
Player: Ref, can you watch this guy? He's fouled me a couple times.
Me: Ok, I'll watch. Where did I miss one?
Player: He got me really good on the ankle and put a hole in my sock!
Me: Really? Show me
Player: Oh I changed my socks at halftime
Me: *can't stop laugh from coming out* riiiiiiight