Spectators and Coaches: Please remember that the referee is someones child. Just like the child that you are there to support and watch, they are doing the best that they can do in this moment. Your support of their efforts will only enable them to be more successful thus making the entire game a positive experience for all.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
As a referee if you have received outstanding support at a game please let us know! We want to encourage that type of behavior and would like to thank the coaches and ask them to thank their parents. Please email the details of the game including:
Your efforts will help ensure a supportive environment for all referees in the DLSO.
As a referee you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect while officiating games in the DLSO. If you experience a game that subjects you to abusive behavior of any sort please email the details of the game including:
A member of the club for both teams and, or the referee trainer will follow with the coaches and ensure training is provided so there are no repeat offenses.