Karl's Komments

July 2022
Pat Ferre

Prepare to Have FUN

To be prepared, especially after some time since they were contacted for their next assignment, most officials will review rules and make sure their uniforms and supplies are packed and ready

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June 2022
Pat Ferre

Listen, But Consider The Source.

While officiating, referees are intensely focused and involved in making decisions dealing with plays, player actions, and the enforcement of the Laws of the Game.  Simultaneously originating from players, coaches

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Pat Ferre

Enforcement VS Judgement

Nobody is perfect.  Human beings make mistakes.  It is a part of life.  Yet, many coaches, players, parents, and others who attend sporting events expect officials to be perfect. Like

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February 2022
Pat Ferre

Decisions That Hinder

There is no promise that hard work and dedication will guarantee a world-renown or stellar career. Many officials commit the time and effort it takes to become the best they

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Pat Ferre

Youth Soccer and Fouls

 Two players are challenging for the ball during a youth game when one player falls to the ground.  What the parents of the down player “saw” was a foul, illegal

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Pat Ferre

Officiating Games Using TWO Referees

Addressing Referee Shortages For some time, the most recognized and acceptable way to officiate soccer games has been to use the 3-official system.  In recent times, however, the 2-official system

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Pat Ferre

Officiating games using TWO Referees

Strength and Weaknesses                 For some time, the most recognized and acceptable way to officiate soccer games has been to use the 3-official system.  In recent times, however, the 2-official

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