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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan.

 

Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

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 referee?
  • 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 situation?
  • 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 behavior?

 



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