High School Soccer Starts Today (15 Nov) in the CIF Southern Section

Wow, my baby girl is a freaking Senior. Time went too fast. Good luck to all the girls playing high school soccer. To all the refs. Please call close games and get those cards out quickly.
 
Wow, my baby girl is a freaking Senior. Time went too fast. Good luck to all the girls playing high school soccer. To all the refs. Please call close games and get those cards out quickly.
We might be lucky if they show up for every game. The shortage of refs will continue.
The number of people who can swing being at a HS field on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 7:30pm is bound to be impacted.
 

Eagle33

PREMIER
We might be lucky if they show up for every game. The shortage of refs will continue.
The number of people who can swing being at a HS field on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 7:30pm is bound to be impacted.
To my knowledge there are a lot more HS refs than club refs out there.
For once they don't have to do SafeSport or a background check to ref HS.
Other reason, HS pay a lot more than club.
You will have NO problem in HS with refs.
Quality is a different story.....
 

twoclubpapa

SILVER ELITE
We might be lucky if they show up for every game. The shortage of refs will continue.
The number of people who can swing being at a HS field on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 7:30pm is bound to be impacted.
A high percentage of my afternoon games are scheduled to begin at 3:00pm. To arrive 30 minutes early with additional margin for unexpected traffic moves the required departure time from home/work to much earlier than 3:15 pm. The early HS game times do indeed pose a significant obstacle that keeps many USSF refs from working HS.

These start times are also a barrier for many player's parents who want to come watch their sons/daughters play.
 
Anyone know why schools don't try to do a "Friday Night Lights" type of thing for soccer?
Why not have games (at least Varsity) on Fridays? Rally the students to show up. Maybe get the band and some cheerleaders out there.
 
Anyone know why schools don't try to do a "Friday Night Lights" type of thing for soccer?
Why not have games (at least Varsity) on Fridays? Rally the students to show up. Maybe get the band and some cheerleaders out there.
Both our players had Friday night games over the years, but only after football season was totally over (if the football team was in the playoffs). Of course the school did nothing to rally the students or even consider sending the band or the cheerleaders.
 

paytoplay

SILVER ELITE
Soccer is growing. But I see mediocrity everywhere in HS football, outside the usual powerhouses, and don’t understand the continued bias in favor of the football program, the athletics social media, the band and cheer, the actual play by play and live scores on NFHS! What a relic! Should be bumped from the stage in favor of soccer.
 
Soccer is growing. But I see mediocrity everywhere in HS football, outside the usual powerhouses, and don’t understand the continued bias in favor of the football program, the athletics social media, the band and cheer, the actual play by play and live scores on NFHS! What a relic! Should be bumped from the stage in favor of soccer.
There are schools were more boys tryout for soccer than football. If you add in girls soccer, I would not be surprised if there are a majority of schools in SoCal were there are more students that tryout for soccer than football. On Friday nights they could have both the varsity girls and boys play there 80 minute games with the band playing between games.
 
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