Friday, September 7, 2007

Laws of the Game

The U.S. team had an hour meeting with FIFA referee instructor Sandra Hunt, an American who was in the middle for many domestic U.S. Women’s National Team matches over the years. The always entertaining Hunt showed a detailed power point presentation on what to expect from the applications of the Laws of the Game in this tournament, as well as showing video clips of various scenarios in matches. The presentation was interesting, educational and certainly pertinent, as refereeing always plays a big role in FIFA tournaments. The all female FIFA referees for this tournament have undergone a rigorous three-year process to make it to China and the quality should be good. Here’s hoping that opposing teams are not allowed to chop at Abby Wambach like a lumberjack taking down an oak tree.

1 comment:

Ref Bug Crista said...

The 'Cincinnati Ref Crew' is behind you all the way, Ladies! We hope that all of your refs are having thier best games ever when you are on the pitch!!! Go USA!!!