My son is playing his first year of Pee Wee Soccer. Technically it’s Pre-Pee Wee Soccer because he’s only five. Last night he played in their second game. Technically, it was a scrimmage, because his team had only 6 players show up. After the game, a parent from the other team marched up to the referee and wanted to know if their team had won. The referee informed her that they didn’t keep score at this age because this was a time they needed to focus on learning the fundamentals. “But Technically, they won, right?” was the reply of this concerned mother. “Technically.” was the reply of the official, then she rolled her eyes and shook her head as she walk off the field.
The young lady who officiated the game last night was great. She was constantly affirming all of the kids and helping to explain the rules of the game when the kids would mess up. She exhibited patience and compassion towards all of the kids and you could tell that she loved doing her job.
I can’t imagine the kind of parents she has to put up with, but I have seen some spectacles in the past. This video got me chuckling this morning as I replayed last night’s event in my head.
Thanks to Slamdunk’s posting of this video.
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