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Clarification on Allowable Cleat Patterns

Clarification on Allowable Cleat Patterns- It has recently become apparent there is some confusion in the US on the application of Law 4.4 (i): “A player must not wear a single stud at the toe of the boot.” I have heard reports of referees requiring that players cut a toe stud off molded rubber soles. […]

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Open Letter re: Player Misconduct

Ladies and Gentlemen, It has come to my attention that Red Cards and referee abuse have been an issue of late. Moving into the playoff season I would like to sternly remind the players and coaches that referee abuse will NOT be tolerated. This also extends to abuse directed at the event organizers and assistant […]

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Sideline Restraints Required

Fellow referees.  This is to let you know that under no circumstances do you kick-off a game where no ropes have been installed.  It does not matter who the teams are, or does it matter if it’s a matrix game or not:  NO ROPES, NO REFEREE. When you arrive at the venue, 1 hour before […]

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