Youth refs should emulate Willy Wonka, not Pierluigi Collina
Posted by Randy Vogt on Feb. 10, 1:50 a.m.
Officiating professional soccer is definitely not for the faint of heart. This is not surprising as people's livelihoods are based on the results. Officiating youth soccer is sometimes not for the faint-hearted either. The majority of youth soccer referees quit within their first two years with verbal abuse by kids' parents being the No. 1 reason for quitting.