HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL TRAINING
The high school game is somewhat different from the club or recreation game in that it is an extension of the classroom. We treat several things differently in the two associations: rosters, dissent, taunting, coaches, and match reporting to name a few. We tend to get stuck in the mindset that we can referee high school the same as USSF, but that is far from the truth. High school athletics are based on participation as can be seen in the substitution rules, whereas USSF is about competition. We need to remember the differing philosophies when we are on these games.