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Ever had enough of a coach yelling and screaming at you? Especially when the coach has no clue what he/she is screaming about. Well this is how you handle that coach.
Just remember this word: ATE
A IS FOR ASK. Ask the coach to please stop the verbal attack or comments.
If he/she continues then take the following action:
T IS FOR TELL. Tell the coach to stop the verbal attack or comments immediately.
If he/she continues then take this final action:
E IS FOR EJECT THE COACH TO THE PARKING LOT. Tell the coach he/she has one minute to leave the immediate area and he/she is not to have contact with the team until after the game. Don't forget to complete the misconduct report on the game form and or team roster and turn it in to the referee assignor.
If the Coach refuses to leave collect the ball and report to the referee assignor. GAME OVER.
To all Referees: Do not tolerate Dissent or Abuse from a coach or spectators. You are in charge of the game without question. You are authorized to take the following actions without asking anyone: Expel the coach from the game to the parking lot. Do not re-start the game until the coach has left the vicinity of the field, the coach may not have any contact with the team until the game is finished or if you have a coach or spectator that is giving you problems and you feel you need help, stop the game, collect the ball, find a senior referee and ask for help. The Lawton Soccer Club and The Southwest Oklahoma Soccer Referee Association have a joint zero tolerance policy for this type of negative coach or spectator behavior.
Remember if you eject a coach for Referee Abuse or Assault you must report the incident to OSA.
File your report to OSA here
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