This year, like the past three, I spent my fall weekends refereeing soccer games at the Con-Edison soccer field. The recreational youth league, organized by manhattan kickers soccer club, ranged in ages of U8 to U16. I luckily had the opportunity to interact with all of the athletes. Not only did I enjoy being surrounded by my favorite sport, but I also discovered a greater appreciation for the rules and officials of any athletic event. Another personal benefit from this experience is the joy of helping other people experience and enjoy soccer, a sport that I have played since the age of four. I’d like to give a special thank you to Karen Feuer for this wonderful experience.