“Soccer is like a play in two acts with the referee as the director. The drama contains the full spectrum of emotions including suspense, excitement, periods of calm followed by intense action, there are heroes and occasionally villains, and good performances building to a dramatic conclusion. A good director (referee) with well-coached actors (players) has the capability of creating a wonderful two-act play (game) that will be enjoyed by all who observe.”
The Area Referee website is filled with links to topics such as Laws of the Game, Referee forms, Books on Refereeing, Game videos and more. This material is provided to assist your development as a Referee.
If there are additional materials or links that you feel would benefit our Referee community, please forward your recommendations to the Area Referee Administrator.
Interested in becoming a Referee?
Sign-up for one of the upcoming courses on the Referee Training page. There are plenty of dates to choose from. Find the one that is right for you!
If you have any questions about what it takes to volunteer as a referee or how you can take your referee skills to the next level, please contact the Area 1D Director of Referee Instruction.
Here are a couple of recommendations to improve referee teamwork.
The Referee Feedback Form is provided so that you might help our volunteer referees improve their knowledge and skills. Please feel free to offer your comments, be they praise and/or suggestions for improvement. Upon submission, the Area Referee Administrator will review your comment and contact you as needed.
The Annual Referee Update presented at the West Coast Expo in Las Vegas 21-23 Apr 2014 is available online via the links below. Please take a moment and become familiar with the latest information on the National Referee Program.