U.S. Soccer

Advice to New Referees Making a Good Impression

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. It’s important for referees of all ages and experience levels to make a good impression before each and every game. Players, coaches and spectators can make judgments before you even blow your whistle to start the game. Doing your best to make a good impression is easier than you think and can go a long way in setting a positive tone for the game.