April 14, 2019

Greetings Referees,

And we're off!!!

The Spring season for 2019 is underway and has been for about two weeks.  Hopefully you all have had a chance to work some of the Spring tournaments and gotten the rust off! 

The majority of the assigning for NH will be handled y US Officials, LLC.  This includes NHSL, NNESL, NSL, NEP and a variety of other competitions.  The primary assignor contact for youth games throughout NH is Ryan Faria.  He can be reached via email at or by phone at (603) 759-1730Ryan is very responsive and will provide you with instructions on how to set up an account with US Officials.

In other news, the 2019 training sessions are complete.  Effective July, 1 2019 (2020 registration year) there will be a new process and new procedures to register as a new referee AND as a returning referee.  John Breda, SDI has been working with a development group in Kansas City over the past two years or so to redesign the curriculum and it will be rolled out nation-wide on July 1st.  Please stay tuned for further information pertaining to this new process.  As the National Office perfects their rollout procedures, John will keep us all informed.  If you are a new referee this year, you experienced the initial rollout with a much more interactive field session.  This will be the norm going forward for both Grassroots referee training and recertification in the not too distant future.

Many of you may have seen changes that the IFAB has published recently.   These are not in effect at this time, however you should always read and refer to the league/competition rules so that you are aware of what that particular group requires of you.  Some may adopt these rules in the Fall while others may not adopt them until January 1, 2020 or later.  It is up to you to be aware of these changes and to apply them correctly when appropriate.

As always, I wish you a great Spring season and the SRC and I will do our best to support you and assist you in reaching your goals.

Best Regards,
State Youth Referee Administrator

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