Pregame

Question: What are some good things to go over during a pregame talk with the referee crew?

Answer: The pregame is vital to having a good match in terms of control and communication as a team. The referee is in charge of facilitating this meeting and making sure that his AR’s understand the Laws of the Game and that any questions are addressed. The referee should state any specific requests he his for his assistants and how they wish to communicate during the match should they need to. After the pregame meeting, the referee and assistant referees should check the field and goals to make sure that they meet the expectations stated in the Laws of the Game.

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