Ref Life: Mentoring and learning safety outside of the LOTG.
This first full weekend in June feels more like a week in August. Unfortunately I’m still doing games into June instead of taking the SUP out on the river and battling the wake boats to stand up. Today was a day that I wouldn’t mind falling off the board and taking the dip in the…
Ref Life: A females challenge
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keep-the-game-beautiful/id1480311303 I found this podcast a few weeks ago and wanted to share.
Jr. High: High School, Competitive, Travel, In-house. . .
Since February, I’ve been watching a lot of soccer as a referee, working with people at the state organization for youth soccer to understand where issues in building the game have led us to the current state of affairs. If you are not aware of what is going on in youth soccer that is perfectly…
Ref Life: During your pregame walk through.
What would you do if you show up to a field and immediately upon inspecting the goals see this???? I know the referee tests always remind you to check the nets, make sure the goals are anchored, but do they ever address a mechanically modified goal where something not part of the goal extends into…
Keepers: Footwork and volley.
I was reflecting on last night’s training session and was thinking of a fast footwork drill to work on the backwards movement to go from shot stopping to getting back to the line for a chip. I found this vintage item on YOUTUBE.
Ref Life: Grassroots to Regional
Here are the basics per US Soccer. If you live in Western PA the basics are easy navigating the path is a little more challenging at the current time but there are people out there who can help you, you just need to keep asking, FYI with PRO there is not longer a State, it’s…
Ref Life: Jr. Officials for schools.
Imagine this. . .players being officials! Now go out and get started by talking it up to the players. Remember it’s much easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. If you would like to take up the whistle feel free to reach out to me,
Jr. High: Reframing and self talk.
Hey there— just wanted to remind y’all that training is still on Tuesday nights at Lenape Technical School Gym-Ford City. These are really low key and a great way to kick around without freezing. To those that have been playing- great work and keep having fun. On another note I’m trying to see who is…
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Jr. High: giving to yourself.
Hey Team: Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, I know I’m a little late but with family and football—life has been pretty awesome. I’m grateful for the opportunity to coach y’all this past fall. Regarding supporting the development of strong women I wanted to remind you that the US men’s team will be playing Iran tomorrow in Qatar.…