Written By: Kate Mason, Optimist Youth Football parent
It’s a beautiful day and the two teams are ready to play, but there are no referees. Without referees, the game can’t be played.
In youth sports, many times you will see high school kids officiating to gain a few extra bucks – or maybe because of their athletic experience and love of the game.
While it’s true that referees may not get every call correct, remember they are human and they are out on the field to do a job. It is important that all those involved in the game, in any capacity, appreciate the value the referees add.