CHICAGO (Monday, February 7, 2005) - The United States Soccer Federation's National Program for Referee Development has scheduled a number of Referee Training Courses for 2005. Included on the list are Intermediate, Advanced and Spanish Language Referee Training Courses. In a number of areas a special workshop for Instructors and Assessors is being offered to coincide with the referee training. All grades of Instructors and Assessors are eligible and should be encouraged to attend these clinics. The National Program for Referee Development will provide the instructor for each site. All travel, lodging, meals and the honorarium for the instructor will be the responsibility of the United States Soccer Federation. The instructor will contact the state to confirm details in advance of the clinic.
The hosting state association will provide the meeting room, audio/visual equipment, and copies of clinic handouts. Any refreshments served at the clinic will be the responsibility of the state association as well. The hosting state association is obligated to promote and advertise for the sessions to insure adequate attendance.
Anyone interested in attending one of these courses should communicate with the SRA or SDI listed as a contact for each state association.