1) Be confidant. If you don’t show confidence in your decisions then why should the players be confidant in them? You got through the referee’s exam so you know what the laws of the game are, so when your applying them be confidant in your ability to do so.
2) Be strong. Just because players question your decision doesn’t mean your wrong. Many players are playing for their place in the team next week so will be totally absorbed in the game. Off the field they might be the nicest person in the world but might question you every time your raise the whistle to your mouth. It’s unfortunate part of football but if your strong and stick to the decision you’ve made you’ll be fine.
3) Totally ignore the manager’s who shout abuse. Report it at the end of the game and don’t let it put you off during the game. Your job is to concentrate on the game and make decisions. Don’t get involved in a discussion or argument with spectators and managers.
4) Enjoy yourself! After all that’s why your there in youth football. A fun atmosphere should always be there!
5) Join your referee’s association, they will be able to always help you with any problems which you encounter during the season. If your not part of an R.A then join one, its pretty cheap to do so, and if you still don’t want to then why not post of the forum and see if you can find help that way?