Many of the regions have taken a break for Summer. Others are just starting, but either way, training, training, training.
August 1st and 2nd, in Malta Illinois, Intermediate Training. EAYSO roster number is 201501802.
July 10th thru 12th, in Antioch Illinois:
Intermediate Friday July 10th 6:30pm-9:00 AND
Saturday July 11th 9:00 – 4:00
U8 Saturday July 11th 9:00am
Basic Saturday July 11th 9:00am
Referee Administrator Sunday July 12th 12:00-4:00
U8 Sunday July 12th 12:00
July 25th and 26th, Area D has the following:
Area 6D is offering the ADVANCED REFEREE Course over TWO days, July 25 AND July 26 2015. The course venue is HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, 975 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY, VERNON HILLS, IL 60061. Attendance is required on BOTH days to complete required course work. You must be an AYSO Intermediate Referee or have completed the AYSO Intermediate Referee Course in order to attend this course. Course fee is $90 payable in advance to AYSO Area 6D. This fee includes course materials and breakfast and lunch on both days. Please mail $90 fee to Thomas Severin, 1435 Lenox Court, Wheeling, IL 60090. Please make checks payable to AYSO Area 6D. The AYSO Advanced Referee physical test will be offered on Sunday morning, 26 JULY, prior to coursework. The AYSO Advanced Referee written test will be offered at the end of the day on Sunday, 26 July. Please access the Referee Instructor Section of the AYSO website to review the ADVANCED REFEREE PRE-TEST. Instructor team at this time will include TOM SEVERIN – National Instructor; KAREN BUTLER – Advanced Instructor & NRAC; Mike Hodes – Advanced Instructor & National Referee. Questions? Call Tom Severin at 708-370-0700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news, plenty of Sportsmanship Awards have been given out this Spring. Excellent job! If you don’t know what I am talking about, a quick sum up. Any person can submit to me in email, the name of a player that has shown exception sportsmanship. My saying is Good Sportsmanship is expected, Exceptional Sportsmanship is to be rewarded. If I agree, I will send the Area Staff or the Region Staff a patch to be work on the right shoulder. Each November, the Section Director and I pick one person out of all the nominations, and they get to attend the Section Expo, with Section picking up the tab. In February the award was given to a U18 player who during a tournament, admitted he was not fouled AND gave the ball back to the keeper after the restart. Let the referees know in your region to send in names of exceptional Sportsmanship!
Section Tournament in 2 weeks! Have a good summer!