A while ago, I shared some things about marketing that I’ve learned refereeing my kids’ soccer matches. I wanted to add one more: how and why to spread the work across multiple channels and campaigns.
Soccer pitch with referee running routes; also candidate for a really cool flag
See that big orange S-shape in the middle of the pitch? That’s roughly the route that the center referee (CR)–the boss on the pitch–runs during a match. Those red and blue lines that each follow half the sides of the pitch? That’s where the assistant referees (ARs, formerly known as linesmen) run. This setup gives the officials reverse angles of play on either end of the pitch.
Last weekend, I worked as an AR with a CR who simply ran along one side of the field, the same one I was on. Thus, during any play on my end of the pitch, the CR and I had either the same view or, worse, she blocked mine.