Referee abuse is a verbal statement or physical act not resulting in bodily contact which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the referee’s property or equipment. Abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following acts committed upon a referee; using foul or abusive language toward a referee (must imply a threat of physical harm) , spewing any beverage
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1. Understand how your brain and body reacts to stress/threat 2. De-escalate aggressive situations/people 3. Control the Game –Ask Tell Dismiss. Understand how your brain responds to a threat. Yelling. Being frequently yelled at changes the mind, brain and body in a multitude of ways including increasing the activity of the amygdala(the emotional brain), increasing stress hormones in the blood stream, increasing muscular tension and more.
Soccer referee abuse and assault are very serious crimes against the sport and they continue to happen to our members. Misconduct against referees may occur before, during, and after a match — including travel to and from a match. It is critical that referees correctly identify and make a report of these incidents.
Referee abuse has to stop! By jayweb123 January 5, 2019. Referee abuse has to stop. Plain and simple. Coaches and players complaining about the way the referees call the game is nothing new. In fact, something would seem just a little bit off if they weren’t doing it. But in the last two or three years (and 2015 especially) it almost appeared as if there was a directive stating that referee abuse needed to be ramped up to new heights.
"Former referees stated that abuse from parents and spectators was the most common reason they quit, and was so bad that they did not feel they were working in a safe environment.
UAlberta researchers found that most incidents of verbal abuse or physical threats against referees happened in lower tiers of men's soccer, where understanding of the rules tends to be more hazy.
The most common form of abuse exhibited is verbal aggression, with 64% of match officials in one study claiming to have frequently experienced such actions, followed by threats (36%).
A Tulsa soccer referee is trying to put a stop to parents verbally abusing referees during games.
While many acknowledge that the abuse and assault of referees is endemic in American sports culture, few people seem willing to do anything about it.
Administrators contend that escalating verbal abuse is partially to blame for a dwindling referee pool in youth and high school sports. The fallout is crippling officiating bodies mired in a ...