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FA Embraces RESPECT.starts.with.me. Campaign
10/16/2012 12:10:27 PM
USRefereeConnection.com recently interviewed Dermot Collins - Manager of the Respect campaign for FA, the English Football Association. In the interview, Dermot addresses the importance of embracing respect in soccer and has some nice words for AYSO's theme for this season: RESPECT.starts.with.me.
"I really like the strap line 'Respect Starts with Me'. I wish we had thought of it! In general, I don't think there is a problem with youth players - the issues normally arise with the behavior or influence of their parents, supporters and coaches. My messages would therefore be from youth players to the adults that support them."
Read Dermot's message to supporters and his entire interview here.