558 search results for "Randy Vogt"
  • How Referees Deal With Trash Talking
    "You can't stop me," "The only way that you can stop me is by fouling," "You got nothing" and "Look at the scoreboard" -- are the words of a trash-tal ...
  • My view of the new rules after months of enforcing them
    Handling, goal kicks and coach discipline were among the areas affected by FIFA rule changes for the 2019-20 season. ...
  • Highly Recommended New Year's Resolutions for Referees
    I proclaim 2020 to be the Year of the Referee as we know that all refs need to have 20/20 vision. ...
  • U.S. Soccer set to tackle ref abuse -- and our suggestions
    The Referee Working Group of U.S. Soccer's Youth Task Force has determined the need for U.S. Soccer to launch a campaign to combat referee abuse. ...
  • Soccer America on Refereeing Archive: Can soccer learn from rugby and cricket?
    From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. ...
  • Logic demands the NCAA and high school change their timekeeping rules
    Most of the games I ref are under the U.S. Soccer umbrella, so official time is kept by the match referee. ...
  • A Ref's View: Your clues for youth games
    What type of a soccer game is it going to be? Here are questions and some simple clues to find out: ...
  • Determining playing time for your team
    We all feel lousy whenever we're excluded from something, so imagine being kids languishing on the bench of their youth soccer teams. ...
  • Soccer America on Refereeing: Our officiating archive
    From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. ...
  • Players will circumvent the rules when allowed
    The headline above applies to older kids' games as well as adult games as they have the understanding to know when they can take advantage of the ref. ...
  • Ref Watch: Working with electronic communication
    Refs in every professional game in the world use electronic communication, so that has become part of their equipment just like whistles, flags and stop watches. ...
  • How refs get through challenging games -- use 'Triple H'
    What happens when a game suddenly goes south and you as the ref might not even understand why? ...
  • Soccer's new rule changes -- a ref's view
    Several important changes to the "Laws of the Game" come into effect on June 1. ...
  • Refs improve in a meritocracy
    With the soccer ref shortage across the United States, assignors often have to find every warm body so they can cover all the games. ...
  • How referees need to deal with dissent from coaches
    Refs should deal with dissenting coaches by utilizing the Ask, Tell and Dismiss protocol recommended by US Soccer. ...
  • Soccer America on Refereeing: Our officiating archive
    From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. ...
  • What leagues want from their refs
    Refs are paid to blow their whistle and keep control of the game for the safety of the players. ...
  • A Ref's View: The Value of a Good Coach
    In the first game, we were more like judges, but in the second game, we were enforcers. ...
  • Refs and Our Uniforms
    Maybe the powers that be should hold off creating new ref jerseys for the next 25 years so we don't have to keep buying all these shirts. ...
  • Referee mechanics on free kicks: handling delay tactics, the 10-yard rule, and wall scuffles
    Generally, restarting play will not be challenging on free kicks when the ball is far from the goal. However ... ...
  • Soccer America on Refereeing: Our officiating archive
    From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. ...
  • Use lines to help you ref
    In soccer, I'm increasingly refereeing with lines from diverse sports on the field as turf fields are often used for football and lacrosse. And these lines can be a help ...
  • Should refs call players by name?
    The ref is the ultimate neutral and it looks very bad if he or she knows the players on only one team. ...
  • Reffing according to the score?
    As many people realize that I'm an experienced official, often the winning coach asks my advice on what to do to not continuously score goals. ...
  • Referee Watch: How to cope with reffing in the rain
    With the extreme weather we've been experiencing, an increasing number of my games have been played in heavy rain. ...
  • The challenges referees face while coping with injuries
    This past May, I was refereeing a Long Island Junior Soccer League game when I felt a twinge in my right knee while running. ...
  • How do referees improve?
    For me, there are five ways that refs can improve and I will describe each way here in order of importance. ...
  • A Ref's View: Parents say the strangest things
    The innocence of those other U-9 games were completely lost in this one. There were many fouls in the game and the comments made by the so-called adults during the ...
  • Reffing at the younger ages: Kids say the darndest things
    In these games, the ref can be more of a teacher than an enforcer and I tried to emulate Willy Wonka (the Gene Wilder version). ...
  • Reffing helps keep me young
    While I continue to grow older, the ages of those playing soccer remains the same. As a referee, I'm in the same boat as teachers in this regard. ...