Posted by Coach on January 31, 2018 at 22:22:38:
Coaches please respect the game. When your team is far superior its the game to play your reserves a lot and win because your starters can develop bad habits playing against inferior opponents. Please show a little respect by greeting the visiting team when they arrive and inform them where the bathrooms are, their team bench, snack stand, ice for possible injuries and actually act like you are hosting human beings.
To a very few refs who are collecting a check. Learn the rules. We had a referee tonight who told our home scorekeeper she wasn't the official book and took the word of the visiting team for our girl who had four fouls. Same referee said we had a player in the book who wasn't in uniform. Player actually had a shirt over her uniform. Yet the opposing team refused to provide first and last names for the book and referee said that was ok. Our player gets knocked down in full view of the ref and is ignored because there was a minute left and score was lopsided. If this happened in the classroom there would be major problems. Also, I don't get paid at my job until two weeks but yet a very few refs get mad if their check isn't ready and call hardly any calls against opponent because they apparently are mad they haven't been paid yet.
There are many great referees doing great work and who care. They don't actually role their eyes for timeout with a few seconds left when you are trying to run one play as a learnable moment. We value the work of referees except in a very few cases where it appears the game is not being called fair. We were getting hit, shoved and pushed, called a time out and our captains asked the referees to please respect the game and call it fair, One ref did a great job, the other one didn't follow NFHS rules because they didn't listen in ref class or don't care or both. Another life lesson to our players who have had too many.
For those who respect the game the right way thank you. For those who don't you are making a negative impact on our youth. So please show respect. Thank you.
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