Parents from certain teams

RedCard

SILVER ELITE
I usually stand between the goal and corner flag to take photos. I back up a few steps back if the action is coming closer to me.

I was told once by our coach that supposedly no one should be standing behind the goal lines. But I keep my mouth shut and don't cheer at all while standing there, and no refs have ever asked me to leave. The key is don't draw attention to yourself.
Same here. My daughter was playing at the Surf Cup this weekend and I’m the team’s unofficial photographer. I move around a lot and I do take pictures for behind the opponent’s goal area, but well off the line. Usually in a break in action, I’ll ask the AR if I’m good and they always give me a thumbs up or a nod. I never cheer and shout instructions so that helps out.

Now, as a referee, I usually clear kids playing behind the goals cause they do cause a distraction with the running and yelling, and one of them can get hurt. If someone is filming or taking pictures, as long as they are not close to the end line and don’t cause a distraction, I’m good with it.
 

RedCard

SILVER ELITE
I refereed 15 games at youngers Surf Cup this past weekend and had no issues with the spectators or coaches. Every one was very well behaved.
The 4 games my daughter played, the referees were very good. The second or third game, the AR did flagged offside on us on a throw in which was pretty funny. The CR immediately waved him down, so he was on it.
 

46n2

SILVER ELITE
I saw a parent get ejected , he was volume 11 from the start, and once the score played a factor , he got progressively worst, and that energy just went thru the crowd till eventually he was asked to leave, once he did the sidelines calmed down. When its a even score the lines seem ok, but once theres a 2 goal difference , thats when the worst in people comes out. All you ref's out there how offend is it demanded of you to add time ? Personally I try to be nice to the ref that way he doesnt hate me or my team(s).....
 

baldref

GOLD
I saw a parent get ejected , he was volume 11 from the start, and once the score played a factor , he got progressively worst, and that energy just went thru the crowd till eventually he was asked to leave, once he did the sidelines calmed down. When its a even score the lines seem ok, but once theres a 2 goal difference , thats when the worst in people comes out. All you ref's out there how offend is it demanded of you to add time ? Personally I try to be nice to the ref that way he doesnt hate me or my team(s).....
Typically no time will be added in a tournament pool game. There’s just no time to add and it is stated in the tournament rules. In a tournament that leaves enough time between semis or finals then we can add time as merited. League games it all depends on the circuit and whether or not there’s time enough between games to add
 
Watching our girls on Monday's SC game and getting mugged every time they had the ball was quite unbearable. Despite this our girls were able to put the ball in the net. With in a short time the opposition took a wide shot on our net. Our keeper began to retrieve the ball. A random player walking by tossed the ball back to our keeper. Then a parent who was also part of the oppositions coaching staff began to bark belligerently at the ref that it was illegal for someone to hand our keeper the ball. Ref warned him of his conduct. He did not stop. Ref then tossed him from the game. This individual then just walked over to his sideline. Once again Ref warned him to leave the field or the game was forfeit then and there.
 
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baldref

GOLD
Watching our girls on Monday's SC game and getting mugged every time they had the ball was quite unbearable. Despite this our girls were able to put the ball in the net. With in a short time the opposition took a wide shot on our net. Our keeper began to retrieve the ball. A random player walking by tossed the ball back to our keeper. Then a parent who was also part of the oppositions coaching staff began to bark belligerently at the ref that it was illegal for someone to hand our keeper the ball. Ref warned him of his conduct. He did not stop. Ref then tossed him from the game. This individual then just walked over to his sideline. Once again Ref warned him to leave the field our the game was forfeit then and there.
Hopefully the referee fills out the appropriate paperwork identifying the person the club and the team and the head coach. Chances are that team coach and possibly club has a very hard time getting back into surf cup.
It starts with the head coach. If he/she allows behavior like that within the team ranks, it spills over to all parents and players.
 
Hopefully the referee fills out the appropriate paperwork identifying the person the club and the team and the head coach. Chances are that team coach and possibly club has a very hard time getting back into surf cup.
It starts with the head coach. If he/she allows behavior like that within the team ranks, it spills over to all parents and players.
It did cross over to their sidelines. They directed all their attention to the ref at that time and after the game. One of the other coaches on the bench was also warned a few minutes later. Not sure anything will be done as this was a Surf affiliate from a small Pacific island.
 

silverback

SILVER
"Watching our girls on Monday's SC game and getting mugged every time they had the ball was quite unbearable."

Ditto...It was more like rugby
 

myself

SILVER ELITE
It did cross over to their sidelines. They directed all their attention to the ref at that time and after the game. One of the other coaches on the bench was also warned a few minutes later. Not sure anything will be done as this was a Surf affiliate from a small Pacific island.
What was the final score? Schedule doesn't have it posted.
 

Surfref

PREMIER
It did cross over to their sidelines. They directed all their attention to the ref at that time and after the game. One of the other coaches on the bench was also warned a few minutes later. Not sure anything will be done as this was a Surf affiliate from a small Pacific island.
Now that is unusual. I have NEVER had any problems with coaches, spectators or players from Hawaii. They have always been polite and respectful of the referees. Or was that new Pacific Island Surf affiliate, Surf Guam?
 

outside!

PREMIER
How can a parent get a red card? I thought those were only for players, whereas coaches and players are sent away.

Your friend was right to be disgusted. Parents need to STFU and watch the game.
 
I think I have a solution.
I hear so much misinformation from parents while watching games. They don't know the rules. They chirp silly stuff all game long at their team and the opponents.
I think that whoever puts on a tournament should have someone combing the sidelines in a bright orange (could be any color really) shirt. Whenever these people hear a parent saying something that is incorrect- they politely walk over and correct them. They provide some education on the laws of the game. Maybe even hand out the latest "Laws of the Game" booklet.
 
Now that is unusual. I have NEVER had any problems with coaches, spectators or players from Hawaii. They have always been polite and respectful of the referees. Or was that new Pacific Island Surf affiliate, Surf Guam?
In truth the parents didn’t get riled till their coach was kicked out. The team was at it the whole game.
 

46n2

SILVER ELITE
they need to put parents on same side as their coach that will solve alot, two they really need to sit parent back another 5ft. Alot of parent sit about 2-3 ft from sideline, actually I might be wrong by placing them farther away they just might yell louder.
Question below :
  • Who's louder parents --- Dads or Moms? this weekend was def the women, love ya girls but zip it! the best is physical plays its never on them but once someone checks back, all hell breaks loose.....
  • Who's louder---Winning teams or losing teams? this weekend alot of bit%$'n from losing teams parents , alot.....the teams from Los Angeles area tend to be alittle over the top.
 
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