My 15 yr old son started officiating recreational level soccer games last year. Each year you have to take a recertification course to maintain your license. My son was signed up for a course this Saturday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and just yesterday I recieved an email saying the course will start at 11 am (the online registration still says the course is at 1:30btw). Well my son has a track meet at 9 am so he cant make it to a course that starts at 11 am. Since the course registration website is confusing about getting your money back or switching to a different course, I emailed the guy for suggestions on what to do and whether I was misunderstanding his email. Here is the response I got
We have a VERY tight schedule that day, trying to recert/upgrade THREE different types of officials, plus hold a meeting of the Akron Soccer Referees Assn. in the same room at 3pm. Generally, soccer people are not sympathetic to those who are trying to do other things at the same time as soccer events. We expect soccer people to be committed first to their soccer commitments, and then work in whatever else they want to do into the time available. If track comes first, perhaps your son should be a track person and not a soccer person.
What do you think? Should I respond to that? This term "soccer people" - anyone heard it before? Where is Christian when you need him.