Mar 29, 2020
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Esfandiar
“Esse” Baharmast, a former referee, player, coach and current
instructor who has been involved in more than a dozen World Cup
tournaments and Olympic Games, and was named the 2020 winner of
U.S. Soccer’s prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award. We
dive into how great referees prepare for a match, advice on how to
clm down an intense in-game situation, and Ease retells the
story of 1998 Mens World Cup in France about when he made a very
controversial call in a match with Brazil versus Norway.
Highlights from the Podcast:
What does it take to referee at the highest level?
How important is physical preparation for a referee?
What gives one referee an advantage over another
What happens after the match?
How does a referee control the safety of a game?
How does a referee connect with a player and calm the
1998 Mens World Cup in France…Esse explains the Brazil v
Norway penalty call
How has VAR changed the game?
How can we retain more first year referees?
What happens when a parent or coach is fined for bad
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