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Discussion in 'Referee' started by camconcay, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. camconcay

    camconcay Member

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    Sorry if this exists, I couldn't find it - Not to take anything away form this site at all but I can't remember how I found this site, and from this site I have learned of other resources that have helped me a lot. If others are willing to share resources I will consolidate and make one post with them all unless it already exists - Like:

    http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center.aspx (US Soccer referee main page)

    https://www.ussoccer.info/ (US Soccer registration page)

    http://ussoccer.data-source.biz/ (US Soccer online ordering site)

    http://askasoccerreferee.com (Jim Allen's site)

    http://pete.uri.edu/archives/socref-l.html (SOCREF-L discussion list)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/series/you-are-the-ref (You are the ref - feature of the Guardian newspaper)

    http://www.sjsra.org/resources.html (forms, game cards etc to print and use)



    Just a small start, I know there are probably hundreds out there, especially forums and the like. Again if this exists not meaning to overstep just looking for resources. Any resources even for equipment (past the basics I mean - favorite accessories, what and where you got them).
     


  2. jayhonk

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  3. Rufusabc

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    I took 4 years of Latin in HS (a long time ago) and I never knew the "correct" plural of forum. There it is in the last post! Brilliant from the Honk!
     
  4. nsa

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    Do not forget your local state site.

    www.massref.net (the local site) has links to all of the recent relevant documents plus a few local products.

    Do not forget the granddaddy of them all - SOCREF-L. (http://pete.uri.edu/archives/socref-l.html). Just like a big referee tent at a tournament - ignore 95% of what you hear/see/read, but swear on the almighty for the remaining 5% (or is that ignore 99.5% and believe 0.5%?).

    :eek:
     


  5. nsa

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    And you'll believe anything you read on the internet??? :D
     
    Rufusabc repped this.
  6. nsa

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  7. RichM

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  8. campbed

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    You mean Great-Great-Granddaddy right? I think most of the world stopped using listserv in 1992.
    It keeps those young punks out anyway... :x3:

    Content is great most of the time. Many very experienced referees are there.
     
  9. camconcay

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    This is what was submitted so far:

    http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center.aspx (US Soccer referee main page)

    https://www.ussoccer.info/ (US Soccer registration page)

    http://ussoccer.data-source.biz/ (US Soccer online ordering site)

    http://askasoccerreferee.com (Jim Allen's site)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/series/you-are-the-ref (You are the ref - feature of the Guardian newspaper)



    Referee Blogs, active and semi-active

    http://pete.uri.edu/archives/socref-l.html (SOCREF-L discussion list)

    http://kicking-back.blogspot.com/

    http://yetanothersoccerref.blogspot.com/

    http://fortheintegrityofsoccer.blogs.com/

    http://hkref.blogspot.com/

    http://soccerrefereeusa.com/index.php/latest

    http://www.intheopinionofthereferee.com/

    http://law5tales.blogspot.com

    http://theweeklysoccerreferee.wordpress.com/

    http://refereeingworld.blogspot.com/

    http://www.football365.com/ref365

    http://refblog.com/

    http://fortheintegrityofsoccer.blogs.com/


    Fora

    British Ref forum (the stories are interesting, the advice is often iffy)
    http://refereeforum.net/forum/

    Another British Ref forum with fewer stories, better advice
    http://www.refereesassociation.co.uk/forum/

    Southern Cal ref forum best avoided for toxic attitudes
    http://www.socalsoccer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=98

    NC forum, active mostly in Fall
    http://www.nc-soccer.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=16

    Aussie forum, unfortunately, mostly dormant
    http://refsroom.ausref.com/


    State Sites

    www.massref.net
    http://www.sjsra.org/resources.html (forms, game cards etc to print and use)
     
  10. Law5

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    '...um' is singular and changing the ending to 'a' generally makes it plural.
     
  11. kayakhorn

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    At least for second declension neuter nouns.
     
  12. Rufusabc

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    second declension.....oh, my.

    Law 5, is forum male or female? Should we go with "ae" as the plural?
     
  13. kayakhorn

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    Tsk, tsk, tsk. That would be first declension, where the singular ends in "a" and the plural ends in "ae" (nominative case, of course). Almost all first declension nouns are feminine.
    Forum would second declension neuter.

    Three years of high school Latin permanently warps your brain.
     
  14. Rufusabc

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    I took four years and dont remember a thing!
     
  15. nsa

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    Latin is a language
    As old as it can be
    First it killed the Romans
    And now it's killing me.
     
  16. GoDawgsGo

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    I took three years in middle school and two semesters in college and I remember squat about the language but it definitely helped with my English diction and reading comprehension.
     
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