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  1. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    https://www.courant.com/sports/hc-sp-connecticut-club-sports-paused-until-jan-19-20201119-2dod73vmzrfzdnk2qifl37bbdy-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true
  2. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I just saw this afternoon from the governor's office. I am in MA, but the folks covering the MIAA have been reporting adjacent states moves as they likely will impact us.
  3. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    The masks won't be an issue... All youth, club and high school sports in CT shut down until January 19. Does not affect college or pro teams.
  4. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    CT just pushed the start of high school winter sports to at least January 21.
  5. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    HS varsity soccer coach with the helpful instructions to his masked players yesterday, "I don't care if you don't feel well, you need to show up to practice and be with your teammates". There is no way we are going to make it through the season!
  6. robssecondjob

    Hey, the Foxboro Revolutions are playing again!

    The Revs just traded for some guy named Lee Nguyen.
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    Hey, the Foxboro Revolutions are playing again!

    And now they have traded for Tommy McNamara in exchange for Wilfrid Zahibo and some funny money.
  8. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    MA youth soccer on-field guideline just came out. The will work for little kids, but "real" 11 v 11 soccer is going to be a scene.
  9. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I just got the update from MassRef (soccer). We are to wear masks before, during and after matches. And no whistles unless they are electronic. And stay 6 -10 feet away from players on the pitch.
  10. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I just completed my refresher course on Monday.
  11. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    I just got an email from my local HS soccer ref organization saying they are assigning games and expect to be working, Our average age of officials is "old". I am the young guy in my late 40s.
  12. robssecondjob

    2020 youth sports what are leagues doing

    South Coast Soccer (Fall River, MA up through the Cape and Islands) cancelled the season. No surprise. One of the logistical issues was that with schools closed, many fields are closed as well. I usually ref 30+ games and the league playoffs for these guys. I will miss it.
  13. robssecondjob

    Cape League has been cancelled

    Yep. Arnie Allen Diamond at Gov Fuller Firld. Rolls right off the tongue. When games are on I will be there. First base line. Top row. Right most seat.
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    Cape League has been cancelled

    Not unexpected, but this one stings. I am sitting about 2 miles from a very quiet Falmouth ballpark.
  15. robssecondjob

    Worst Coach Stories

    One of the leagues I ref in (soccer) has a zero tolerance policy towards ref abuse. Most coaches get it, most parents do not. I have been followed to the parking lot twice in the last year by parents complaining about calls. I got assigned to playoff game in the fall with one of those very...
  16. robssecondjob

    Worst Ref Stories

    Remember that thing about not reffing our kids games... Tomorrow I have JV and varsity pre-season matches. Freshman son in the JV match and junior son in the varsity match. Welcome to having a shortage of officials.
  17. robssecondjob

    Worst Ref Stories

    I have had the "pleasure" of doing league matches with one of my boys on the pitch. Only in emergency situations though. Whistle and retake. If not a friendly, a caution to the keeper as well.
  18. robssecondjob

    Women's World Cup 2019

    Rapinoe and Mewis on the bench.
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    Major League Soccer 2019: Your Humble Local League (and a little USOC too)

    Latest salary dump for MLS. http://s3.amazonaws.com/mlspa/June-1-2019-Salaries-Alphabetical.pdf?mtime=20190612132231
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    Poor New England! So Far From Boston, So Close to the Kraft Family: The Revolution 2019

    A good first step for the near term. Maybe Lapper will put out a starting 11 that has players in positions that make sense.