The Maryland State Referee site has posted a copy of an essay written by a young referee for her college application. It's a particularly thoughtful essay because it not only recognizes and criticizes the inappropriate behavior of spectators at youth matches but also talks about how she overcame her fears to learn to love officiating.
The Minnesota State Referee Committee prepared the video, "Parenting a Referee." This 20-minute, free-navigation video is designed to provide parents of referees ages 17 and younger information on how to help your child succeed as and enjoy being a referee, and hints and tips on pitfalls to avoid. Every referee parent, whether your child is experienced or brand new, will gain information to help your child better succeed on the field.