Although a few games into my refereeing career ive only done friendly games and have probably had three incidents that warranted a yellow card but haven't issued any.
I would try my best to keep it 11v11 and if someone committed a red card offense for Violent Conduct or Serious Foul Play i think id ask the manager to take him off and cool him down but allow a sub.
I dont think id ever send anyone off for deliberate hand ball or stopping obvious goal scoring opportunity
Hi, apologies but feel the need to answer you with a lot of “noooo”!
-Few games, welcome!
-Yellow cards, this is the job, give them. No one likes giving them. No one wants players to do bad things. But use the cards.
-Keep it 11 v11, no. That is not your job. It’s the players’ and coaches’ jobs.
-VC/SFP, allowing a sub, if you do this at any level you risk a report/complaint and probably a short ref career.
-DOGSO and DOGSO-H will come. When they come they are a test for you. You will be unpopular when you make the right decision.
I fear you missed the point of Ciley’s post here.
I’ll be brutal: if you are avoiding YCs/RCs at anything older than U9 (even then beware) then you are not really refereeing and you will cop it from players, coaches etc. shortly IMHO.