Referee Handbook
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The Referee's Role

The role of game officials is to serve and protect.


The Referee's Responsibility

The responsibility of the referee is to protect those who want to play the game from those who enter the field just to destroy it.

The Referee's Job

The job of the referee is to know when to stop the game, and how to get it going again. 

"The official who, through the influence of his/her presence, causes players to avoid violations of the Laws of the Game, has attained the perfect relationship to the game."