CR Referee Newsletter - Vol. 1

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Latest Blog Post:

The importance of professionalism as a soccer referee

Based on true events, the referee we will talk about today decided to take the wrong mindset to the wrong tournament which took a turn he didn't expect but let me give you some context first.

So, your ‌a‌ ‌grassroots‌ ‌referee‌ ‌and‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ just ‌been‌ ‌invited‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌first‌ ‌out-of-state‌ tournament‌…

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Latest Podcast Episode:

Talking with Brian Johnson from Referee POV

In this episode Christian Rivas speaks with grassroots referee, Brian Johnson from Referee POV, to discuss various refereeing topics such as game management, dealing with coaches and advice for young referees.

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Videos of the Week:


CR Referee Podcast

Inside Video Review: MLS #7

PRO Referees

What advice would you give young youth referees?

Referee POV

Giving Feedback To Your Crew


MDCVA SRP Ref Training with FIFA & National Referees


2021/22 Law Changes

Their are all sorts of changes to the Laws of the Game for 2021/22 including big changes to law 12 which includes handling. Stay up to date with the latest law changes here:

2021/22 Law Changes

Top News

Was Paul Pogba Bitten in Germany-France? A Brief Investigation.

The Washington Post

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Spanish referee picked to officiate Copa América match


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Why’s there a referee from Argentina at Euro 2020? All you need to know about ref Fernando Rapallini

The Sun

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Interboro grad Josh Encarnacion rising up the refereeing ranks

Daily Times

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Euro 2020 has been largely free of referee outrage – the Premier League could learn a lot


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Top Articles

Communication on Cue Is Key

Kim Vieira Via referee

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Being 100% transparent with your assignors is key!

Brendan Mullarkey Via CR Referee Blog

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Make New Officials Comfortable Before the Match Begins

Gary Stephens Via referee

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Having Trust in Your Refereeing Skills

Nathan Sherratt Via The Third Team

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Take the ‘I’ Out of ‘Quit’


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Quote of the Week

Tweet of the Week

Popular Blog Post:

Why am I not progressing as a Referee? Is it politics or something else?

So, you have taken the course to become a referee and you have been officiating at the same level for the past 3 years.

You notice one day that your fellow referee, someone who has only been officiating for two years, is officiating at the adult level - and at a high youth level.

You get upset - because you have been officiating longer than the other official - but that official is receiving better assignments!

So, what's the deal?

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