Hello Fellow Referees:
I hope all you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the time away from the pitch. However, the spring soccer is about a month away. Our first games will kick-off on Saturday, March 31 at the Charles Town fields. More details come as the game schedule becomes available.
JCYSL will be offering the Intermediate Referee course to all BASIC Referees that are the age of 14 and older. This class will be on Saturday, March 24. It will be held at the Pierson Field House at Marcus Field. Marcus Field is the football field behind Weis and Kohl’s. The class will run from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Please contact me via e-mail by Wednesday, March 14 if you are interested in taking the class. Passing the class will make you eligible to referee the U-12 division.
Spring Referee Meeting:
I am looking to have the spring referee meeting on Tuesday, March 27. The meeting will run from 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM. The location is TBD. It will most like be at the Pierson Field House at Marcus Field. I will be presenting the Annual Referee Update from the Section Conference.
I am still searching for an Assistant Regional Referee Administrator and Regional Director of Referee Instruction. Please let me know if you are interested. The Assistant Regional Referee Administrator would be groomed to become the Regional Referee Administrator.
Please take the time to read this article from a youth referee. Many thank you’s to Dan Cogswell for passing this along.
AYSO has a National Games tournament every two years. This year the tournament is in Knoxville, TN. It would be great if our Region could send a few teams of referees to help with the tournament. In 2010, I went to the National Games as a coach. It is a great experience for all involved. However, referee coverage seemed to lacking. It was lacking to the point that I assistant refereed two matches until the referees arrived from other games. Needless to say we can always use referees. However, the experience of working with other referees from other Regions across the country is a great experience. I am planning on going, but would love to have fellow referees from our Region make the 9 hour drive as well. Please contact me if you are interested. In addition, here is some more details about the National Games. http://www.ayso.org/events/national_games/national_games_referee_information.aspx.
Please keep an eye on your e-mail and the web site as information will be coming about the upcoming season, training, and meeting.
Matt Byers – Regional Referee Administrator
AYSO Region 322
Jefferson County Youth Soccer League