The United States Soccer Federation, in response to requests from several state associations, has scheduled a number of Training Workshops for grades 7 and 8. A listing of the locations, dates and coordinators is posted here.
The workshops will focus on varied topics such as:
- Writing a misconduct report
- Memorandum 2004
- 2003 Position Papers
- Regional and National Cup Memorandum 2003 - 2004
- Advice to Referees on the Laws of the Game (Use the Syllabus)
- Review: "Guide to Procedures for Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials"
A referee instructor will be appointed by the Manager of Referee Development and Education. All travel, lodging, meals and fees for the instructor will be the responsibility of the National Program for Referee Development. The instructor will contact the coordinator to finalize details of arrival, housing and local transportation. It is appropriate for a state’s representative to coordinate the instructor’s transportation between the airport, the instructor’s lodging and the site of the workshop.
The hosting state association will be responsible to arrange for and pay for meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, local printing or copying of the course handouts and any refreshments that are provided for participants.
Should you have any questions about the scheduled workshops, please contact the national office.