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2002 Regional/Professional League Seminars

CHICAGO (Thursday, December 20, 2001) - The United States Soccer Federation National Program for Referee Development has scheduled eleven Regional/Professional Referee Training Seminars for all referees interested in officiating at the professional level this season. 


Regional Professional Clinic Administration

  • The National Program for Referee Development will be responsible for the instructor’s air and/or ground transportation to the hosting city. Also, the hotel, meals and per diem for the instructor, as per United States Soccer Federation policy.
  • The State will be responsible for meeting room facilities, audio/visual equipment and securing the running track.
  • Site Coordinators will be responsible for organizing transportation to and from the site of the instructional staff.
  • Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the clinic.
  • Regional/Professional seminars are not open clinics. Participation will be by invitation only.


2002 Regional/Professional Seminars


 1. National Program and the Professional Leagues

    1. Organization
    2. Assignment
    3. Assessment
    4. Instruction

2. Lessons learned from assessment and assignment

3. Referee, Assistant Referee and 4th Officials - Duties and Responsibilities

Guide for 4th Officials booklet – Review

4. Points of Emphasis 2002:

    1. Dissent
    2. Serious Foul Play/Violent Conduct
    3. Persistent Infringement

5. 2001 Overview and Analysis of Duties and Responsibilities

6. Distribution of Professional Material

  1. Professional Division Point System 2002
  2. Fitness Test Requirements Policy
  3. 2002 USL and WUSA Referee Handbook Materials
  4. Position Paper 2002 "Displaying of Cards/Violation of Law 14 and misconduct
  1. Player Injured and Bleeding
  2. Striking and Throwing Document

7. National Physical Fitness Test


2002 Regional/Professional League Seminars





E-mail Address

February 2, 2002Ft. Lauderdale, FLJozsef Michna(561)
March 2, 2002DCV/MarylandScott Meyer, SRA(703)
  Mike Soto,SDI(301)
March 9, 2002California SouthAmin Shakill, SDI(949)
March 16, 2002AtlantaTom Frazee, SDI(770)
March 23, 2002Charlotte, NCJohn Bouda, SRA(828)
April 6, 2002Seattle, WAChris Barnes, SRA(206)
April 7, 2002Columbus, OHKen Baldeosingh, SRA(937)
April 13, 2002Worcester, MAAl Cosentino, SRA(978)
April 13, 2002Dallas, TXFred Hiler, SDI(817)
April 13, 2002NY/NJBoris Lazari, SRA(516)
  Guido Guazzoni, SRA(732)
April 20, 2002Chicago, ILBob Balciunas, SRA(708)