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There are three established types of events (some events may have multiple types) based on the size, focus, competition level and opportunity for off-field training:
- General Training
- Invitational Training
Large events with 20 or more games per day officiated by a group of over 100 referees. The primary focus of the event is on-field performance. The event may or may not offer full length games or assessments by national assessors.
General Training Events
Large events with 20 or more games per day officiated by a group of over 100 referees. The dual purposes of the event are on-field performance and off-field instruction. The off-field instruction may come in the form of assessment debriefs, classroom sessions or Q&A sessions with elite referees.
Invitational Training Events
Small events with less than 20 games per day officiated by a group of selected/invited referees and assistant referees. Invitations are mostly offered based on performance at previous identification and training events. Assignments are made based on official positions and crews are selected carefully for each match.
Referee performance will be closely evaluated by U.S. Soccer’s elite national assessor network in an environment that prepares referees for the professional game. Officials will receive intensive training and instruction not only on the laws of the game, but also on physical, psychological and administrative elements of successful officiating at the professional level.