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Respecting the Referee

Obviously, the best way to deal with a referee during competition is with respect. But as a coach, I pay close attention to the details of a game, so it can be incredibly frustrating when there's a bad call or non call during competition.

How do you deal with the referees if this happens and maintain a respectful attitude? The following strategies will benefit your team so that you can get the best out of the game despite the calls.

Be Nice

It may sound obvious, but this is often not an initial strategy for most coaches. One of my biggest struggles during any game is to remain patient despite the calls. I have never been thrown out of a competition before, but I have gotten close to it a number of times.

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