Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You Make The Call

Let's say that you are a referee for an under 8 girls soccer game as part of a holiday weekend tournament. After informing a player that her shoe is untied (or the player approaches you; I, I mean you, don't remember), the player politely asks you to tie her shoe. You look at your watch and see that there is only 15 seconds left in the game. The kid with the untied shoe is on a team losing 16-1. What do you do?

1. Tie the shoe and then as soon as you're done blow the whistle to end the game.

2. Ask the player to find a teammate or coach to help her.

3. Blow the whistle to end the game 15 seconds early, tell the kid nice game and slowly walk away.

4. Other

You make the call!


Harvey said...

Stop time. Tie her shoe. Start time again. IMO. : )

Sean said...

Harvey - There is no such thing as stopping time at a soccer game. You could add time at the end of each half ("stoppage time"), but since this was a tournament with games scheduled close together, you cannot add time in this case.

MCOLE said...

Call the game. The game should have been called earlier with a mercy rule if it was 16-1 in a tournament.