• 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.
  • Be on the lookout for anxiety in young athletes
    As coaches, parents and teammates, we can go a long way to helping those in need by recognizing possible signs of anxiety or depression.
  • 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:
  • Rondo: A simple practice game with multiple benefits
    In rondos the player is constantly perceiving and making decisions with respect to his teammates, opponents, position of the ball, etc.
  • 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.
  • Gifted players need challenges, not coddling
    When the perceived best player is held accountable for behavior, lack of effort, or lackluster effort, the entire squad is aware of the consequences.
  • Don't ignore upper extremity injuries in soccer
    With fall soccer seasons well underway in the USA it's important to note that upper extremity injuries happen more often than you probably think.
  • What athletes should know about mono
    Mononucleosis is fairly common in teenagers and young adults. For athletes, the key issue with mononucleosis is the risk of a ruptured spleen
  • Coaches should learn the rules -- and here's how
    The attacking team's coach calmly asked me what I called. I said the goalkeeper had possession.
  • Bridging the gap between: 'I taught it' and 'They learned it'
    Understanding the cause of these two very different situations is critical to being a successful coach