Respect is not given, it’s earned
Now that spring sports season is in full swing, we’d like to recognize one of our clients who make all these games happen. Respect The Ref was founded by John Mandula to promote the positive influence officials have on sports. They strive to recruit new officials, retain current officials, and recognize officials for their outstanding service to the game.
Refs give of their time with often little pay and yet face negative attention in almost every game. We must remember as a parent, how you interact with the referee can make a big impact on your athlete. How we conduct ourselves and how we role model behavior to our children really matters. The nasty remarks or yelling matches simply aren’t worth it. Remind yourself (and your kid) that it’s supposed to be about fun, development, improvement and making memories. Best of luck this season and remember, respect your ref!