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Reading Room
The Reading Room is a compilation of articles from a variety of sources of interest to BRYC Referees.    
Blind Ref
This photo was snapped at the Herndon All-Star Tournament in November 2004.  The owner of this car is a very well-respected referee from Richmond.  Everyone loves referees who don't take themselves too seriously.
 
 
A Tragic Accident
Dangers of Unsecured Soccer Goals
The death last week of a six-year-old goalie was a sad reminder of the dangers posed by unsecured soccer goals.
 
Zachary Tran was at practice last Wednesday with his suburban Chicago soccer team when his mother, Michelle, saw him hanging on the crossbar of the large, metal goal. She told her six-year-old son to stop and then walked away. When she returned moments later, she found him sprawled on the grassy field surrounded by a group of people.   

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Earrings
May I.....?
May I play with earrings if they are taped?
 
No.
 
But they are taped really, really well.
 
Doesn't matter.   

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Showing Cards to Coaches
Is the referee allowed to show a yellow or red card to the coach?  Is the referee required to issue a caution to a coach before dismissing the coach?

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