U.S. Soccer

Advice to New Referees Being an Assistant Referee

U.S. Soccer’s Advice to New Referees focuses on how to prepare for and deal with the everyday challenges of being an official and provides practical advice that empowers new referees to succeed and have fun. Being an assistant referee can allow you to become more familiar with officiating and build confidence before accepting the responsibilities of being a referee. It’s important to realize that just because you have different duties as an assistant referee, your contributions to the game are just as important as those of the referee.

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