Originally Posted by nosretep
I guess with all the wrestling your son did the ref never made a bad call that decided the match, if not he was very lucky to have good refs all the time. I dont make excuses for my sons loses i just call it the way i see it, the way just about everyone in the gym that day saw it. IMO he beat Kapinsky but he lost to Roach good match good ref.Its going to last another 4 years were it really counts., i will enjoy it every minute.
Oh no, I can relate - my boy has been on the receiving end of several poor calls throughout his wrestling career. Last year at Regionals for FS State in the third place match the ref awarded my kids nemesis a TD when they came down side by side in the first period with my kid with a deep whizzer in! (That's actually TWICE now I've seen refs blow that call.) My kid quickly dragged him by with the deep whizzer and spun behind and it should have been 2-0 my kid, but instead now 2-2. Match went into OT with my kid losing out. AND that kid went on to take 2nd place at FS State. Whether or not the bad call would have mattered will never be known. But, it certainly cost my kid 2 points in that match. Just be hopeful that your kid is only a victim of a bad call in the season and not when it really counts. Refs are human and they make mistakes sometimes. Wrestling has got to be one of the toughest sports to ref. I sure wouldn't want to do it. I gave that ref very little grief during the match for that bad call. It happens. And, you're certainly not going to get it changed. And it seems that you're better off NOT ticking off the ref!
P.S. I can also think of a couple of times my kid's OPPONENT has been on the receiving end of a not-so-good call. I've actually been warned by refs in years past for giving them grief about a call that went MY KID'S way - lol! Sometime's there's judgement calls that could go either way. It's not always the way I see it, but you learn to understand that as a coach you don't dwell on bad calls. It does no good. You simply focus on the task at hand and move on and hope that your kid overcomes things. I've never really discussed any bad calls with my kid after the fact either (Sssshhh - lol!). It really does no good...