Every Game Has 3 Teams

July 19, 2018

Take a closer look at any game.

Do you see the third team out there?

The third team is the most important team.

Yet, they can often be overlooked and undervalued.

They are seldom thanked and typically criticized.

They love the game and want the best for everyone involved.

The third team is the referees.

Our sports culture needs to start appreciating them more.

They are often not paid enough for the emotional abuse they endure.

It's getting harder to even get people to become a referee.

Start with your team and establish a code of conduct for treating refs.

And please, after every game, shake a ref's hand and say thank you.