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    Default Pierluigi's MLS Ref Training Camp! (not real)

    Just a fantasy...

    How can we get Collina (or any good referee, for that matter) to take a week out of his retirement to come over and put on a camp for MLS refs?

    Letter writing campaign? Make a DVD compilation of egregious MLS calls, send it over with a proposal pleading for help?

    Maybe I'm just being whiny, but I really feel the refereeing in our league could do with some international aid.
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    i've thought about this as well... bring the guy over .. not even just for a camp, but sign him up for a whole year! he could do a game every other week, maybe be a consultant on weeks he's not reffing, watching over these other refs.

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    kinda like the new Adidas commercials where kids from small countries write for help from the stars??

    "dear Mr. Kaka, the level of football where I am from is not that high. Do you have any advice on how to improve my technique??"


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    I think alot of the problems lie at the national associations.

    The CSA assigns the referees for TFC games. Also they have very little training for referees.

    Its basically do a game, get assigned on it and find out what you could do better.

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    Collina is still quite involved with officiating in Europe.

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    honestly, I have thought this exact same thing since the beginning of last year!

    it really doesn't seem too far fetched. A little extra cash for a recently retired ref from a top league.
    Lord knows, the MLS needs the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Collina is still quite involved with officiating in Europe.

    The lower levels of Italy no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL-MO View Post
    The lower levels of Italy no?
    He's consultant for the referee *whatever you call it* in Italy. I think he's on board with UEFA too.

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    He's actually still involved with refereeing in Serie A as a consultant...and actually does run training camps for officials in Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucaGol View Post
    He's actually still involved with refereeing in Serie A as a consultant...and actually does run training camps for officials in Italy.

    Would be great if we could have that here.

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    Howard Webb from the EPL did that Superliga final recently...

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    i love the collina action figure


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    Just think of all the "established" leagues in the world.
    We get whatever is left over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    Howard Webb from the EPL did that Superliga final recently...
    And that was the most in-control, logical, rational, and calmest game I've ever seen 2 MLS teams play from a reffing standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickit09 View Post
    i love the collina action figure

    Dude that is friggin freaky!

    Seriously though, how does one get involved in being a ref?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSamurai View Post
    Dude that is friggin freaky!

    Seriously though, how does one get involved in being a ref?
    Contact your local soccer club. You have to start from the bottom so you'll have to be a level 4 ref for at least a year, getting that will be piss easy, you'll probably have to attend a couple of classes or something.

    Level 4 referees can only do house leauge and similar level leagues. To get to level 3 you have to take an exam and get at least 75% on it. To get to Level 2 you have to be recommended and then evaluated and then you have take another exam I think and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torcida_Toronto View Post
    Contact your local soccer club. You have to start from the bottom so you'll have to be a level 4 ref for at least a year, getting that will be piss easy, you'll probably have to attend a couple of classes or something.

    Level 4 referees can only do house leauge and similar level leagues. To get to level 3 you have to take an exam and get at least 75% on it. To get to Level 2 you have to be recommended and then evaluated and then you have take another exam I think and so on.

    I am a referee and a Class 3 - Rep , and its very easy to get !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucaGol View Post
    And that was the most in-control, logical, rational, and calmest game I've ever seen 2 MLS teams play from a reffing standpoint.
    And given that it was Howard Webb, that's truly fucking amazing. How bad IS the officiating here?

 

 

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