I cancelled the referee instructor training, as we only had one interested in it this weekend. However, there is lots of training coming up.
First, Area A, the far North side of Illinois has the following:
Starting Friday evening 7/10 and continuing on Saturday Intermediate Referee
Saturday 7/11 Basic Referee and U8 official
Sunday 7/12 U8 Official
Instructors are needed, please contact Brian Foreman if you are interested in teaching or attending a class there. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Area H the far western suburbs and central Illinois is offering the Intermedidate Referee and if enough interest, the Referee Instructor course on August 1st and 2nd at Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois. You can reach Jay Bratko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in the National Referee Course [must be an advanced referee, 18 years old and with my signature], Section 8 will be holding it. Here is the information:
First of all, my apologies to some of you that may get this message and have already taken the National course. eAYSO is being difficult to work with on separating your status.
To the rest of you, opportunity awaits! As I mentioned late last year and talked about at the Section conference we will be holding a National Referee course in Marshall Michigan in July. We are within the two month window so I wanted to firm up who can make it to get the logistics solid. The details are:
DATE: 17/18/19 July 2015
LOCATION: Hampton Inn, Marshall Michigan (325 Sam Hill Dr, Marshall Mi 49068)
COST: $100.00 (This pays for materials, the conference center, National Class polo shirt, Instructor logistics and lunch on Saturday)
ACTIVITIES: National Referee class, National Referee Test and National Referee Fitness Test (Sunday morning).
This class is offered about every 3-4years in Section 8 so please make every effort to attend. Jim D is working hard to augment the training with FIFA/USSF involvement from the MidWest. They say the more the merrier and never was this more true than at the National course. Beyond the knowledge you will get from the National instructors (Mike Wint, Tom Wiltrout), the secret sauce is the ability to talk with your peers and interact on the topics presented.
ACTION: Please send me your commitment (along with shirt size) to the course by 29Jun15 (we need 7-8 people) so I can ensure a quality experience for all. In parallel I will be sending a note to each of the Area Ref Administrators about the class and the value of helping interested referee’s subsidise part of the cost.
Thanks gang, I look forward to seeing everyone at the Section 8 tournament in Coldwater and a month later in Marshall for the National Referee class!
Hope you are enjoying your season as we head towards summer break. As always, we are here to help you, so feel free to contact me with any questions.