by Morgan Effenberger
December 09, 2004
Thank you Mr. Stanton, for making an excellent point. Volleyball,
Basketball, Soccer, Baseball have done everything possible to
make sure that the Community has ample opportunity to receive
training and become certified in their sport of choice at minimal
cost to themselves. However, very few people are willing to "step
up" and become certified to officiate in their sport. The
same people who love to criticize the officials before during
or after games, or think it's humorous when their children are,
are the same ones that don't want to put a whistle on themselves.
Listening to Moms & Dads yell "three seconds" or
whatever during a game makes my skin crawl, as they almost never
know what they are talking about, and you can bet they have never
even seen a rule book.
Volunteer Coaches, Officials,
Monitors are taking time away from THEIR kids, and THEIR loved
ones so that they can help facilitate teams & games for someone
else's children. We are not looking for compliments, pats on
the backs, etc. We know we are not going to get every call right,
but the point is WE ARE THERE SUPPORTING YOUTH ATHLETES. We know
that as long as they are in the gym or on the field they are
not somewhere else possibly making poor choices.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
for the wonderful Parents and Coaches and Players that show their
appreciation to officials by making sure their players are respectful,
and taking the extra 5 seconds after a game to thank the officials.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Referees by Loren Stanton - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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