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Three P's — Part III
By Craig Bohnert
November 2nd, 2013

The final part in the series by Craig Bohnert covers positioning, which he claims is "fairly obvious." Maybe to you, the experienced official, but in virtually all sports, being out of position usually kills the "sell of the call" because everyone knows you can't make a correct call if you can't see it.

Craig elaborates on some of this in Part III of "Three P's."

Soccer Rule Changes
By National Federation
February 8th, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 8, 2013) - Clarifying when and how coaches can communicate with players highlighted the high school soccer rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. These changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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The Care and Feeding of the Assistant Referee
Appreciating their efforts helps create a cohesive crew
By Craig Bohnert
July 5th, 2012

They're always there on the touch line, ready to provide needed support in critical situations. By appreciating the efforts of the assistant referees, a Referee can go a long way toward building a cohesive unit.
National Pride — Part II
Top ten reasons why the US doesn't like soccer (2)
By John Neeley
May 22nd, 2012

The World Cup, like the Olympics, comes every four years. Unlike the Olympics, though, the Cup engages the attention of hundreds of millions of fans. (Remember, fan is derived from fanatic.)

In Brazil, grown men weep with joy in victory, with sorrow in defeat.

In the US, grown men yawn.

As I pointed out last time, it's in the rules, baby!

National Pride — Part II
Top ten reasons why the US doesn't like soccer
By John Neeley
May 15th, 2012

What is the true nature of man?  Are we victims of our environment? Or, are we naturally good or evil?  Is there a God? And if so, does He or She (my wife is checking for spelling errors, so I had to put that pronoun in there) control every aspect of our lives? 

Such questions have plagued mankind throughout the ages. Oh, I almost forgot. The most intriguing question of all is: Why do most Americans hate soccer? Many sports enthusiasts have pondered that question and have never found the answer. 

I have. It's in the rules, baby.

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