I'm going to become a Referee in the following year I will likely ref around 12 year olds. Any tips/suggestions on how to go about reffing a game? How to keep a good tempo to the game, etc.
Very helpful, thankyou.premleague1438 said:You wont have to worry about having good vision though, as most refs can't see what is going on anyway.
I agree with what Gio said all but for one part. If you are officiating a younger age game and someone was to make a horrendus foul then you would have to book them or in a worst case, send them off. Just always remain in control of the game and be FAIR. To many times officals are biased for one reason or another, stay neutral. Don't let the players say things to change your mind. If they say it is a foul and you didn't see it then don't call it. Call only what you see! I agree with what was said about penalties though, if they happen, then call them. Don't dwell too much on your past decisions, whether they were good or not, that will throw you off. Use your linesmen as referances when you need to.
Hope that is of some help to you!