Regional Referee Administrator Online Webinars

If you would like to attend an online webinar on the RRA’s job, please see one of the following two sign-ups. The first is for August, the second for September.

August:

Regional Referee Administrator (RRA)
This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.
Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5093947596232605186
Check Your Date – Drop down Dates; We will review the responsibilities of a Regional Referee Administrator focusing on the activities that are key to managing a Regional Referee Program. Topics include Referee: Assignments, Budget, Recruitment & Retention and others. Resources, methods and recommendations will be shared with the students to help you be successful in carrying out the RRA duties.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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September:
Regional Referee Administrator (RRA)
This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.
Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4840759755169890050
Check Your Date – Drop down Dates; We will review the responsibilities of a Regional Referee Administrator focusing on the activities that are key to managing a Regional Referee Program. Topics include Referee: Assignments, Budget, Recruitment & Retention and others. Resources, methods and recommendations will be shared with the students to help you be successful in carrying out the RRA duties.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
View System Requirements

Also congratulations for the newest 6 National Referee Candidates from Section 6 and 2 for Section 8 [Michigan] who attended this weekend’s National Referee Class, and took the test and physical test. They are well on their way to earning their National Badge!

As always, if the Section Staff can help you, please contact us.

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Law Changes Update

This email was just sent to all RRAs and Instructors within Section 6.

You may have seen different interpretations from different leagues, but the AYSO hasn’t changed since Section Expo. When keeper gets the ball, or a goal kick, the other team MUST retreat across the build out line. As soon as the ball is put in play, they may move, this means released by the keeper. The referee is to encourage the defending team to retreat across the line until it becomes the standard. There is no punting by the keeper until u14. The ball MUST be played by a teammate within the buildout area, in other words, if sent far down pitch, an IFK to the other team. However, we are going to get the changed for the full course, and the tests hopefully next week. I got this from Tom Bobadilla when I got home last night.

Good morning all.

Continuing with the update and review process – thank you to all for your input and to those of you that are helping with the update/review process.

We consolidated the input on the changes to determine what needs to be integrated into our content.
The content for the presentations (8U/Regional/Intermediate) has been updated and is in the final review process.
The plan is to upload the updated content early next week – still waiting for one more reviewer to get back with input.

We updated the exams (8U/Regional/Intermediate) so we need help reviewing the modified exams.

A good approach will be two or more reviewers per exam level.

Please let me know if you have time to help with this task –– first-in-first-assigned.

Next week we’ll continue with Phase II (content/exams for Advance and higher levels along with instruction and assessment).

Again, thank you for all your help.
Tom

So we are working on it. Go with the ayso decisions, which match what USSF has posted. Do I expect changes? Yes, but wait until they are official.

Please note email change…

Tim Orosz, Section Referee Administrator, Section 6
American Youth Soccer Organization
Serving Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North and South Dakota
H 773 539 7356
Cell 773 547 3811
FAX 773 539 3577
runen@att.net

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AYSO Sportsperson makes the news!

It is with great pride that I forward this email to all. This young lady who I only met when giving her the Sportsmanship of the Year award at Section Expo in February, made the news. If you think the award for sportsmanship is a waste of time, look to see what she says about her teammates.

http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/June-Student-of-the-Month-Kenna-Kuth–425277154.html

You may need to cut and paste in a browser address bar, the length may be too long.

Remember, anyone can send me a report on Good Sportsmanship.

Also, my visiting Regions by surprise continued this past Saturday, with my visiting the U12 fields in LaGrange. I met some nice parents and coaches [I refereed the 8:15 U12 game] AR’d the next and watched a third game. A well done to LaGrange AYSO, and if you have a report about some referee they hadn’t seen before, that was me.

Seasons are winding down, hope you all have a good summer. Do NOT forget to tell your Advanced Referees about the National Referee Course coming up in August. From Tom Severin:

The venue for this course has NOT been determined but will be a hotel with meeting facilities in the North suburbs of Chicago, in or near Glenview. This course will commence Friday evening, 11 August 2017. Registration on Friday from 5:00 p.m to 5:45 p.m., Course begins at 6:00 p.m. Course will end with AYSO National Referee written test at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, 13 August. Physical test will be offered Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

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National Referee Course

All,

Please spread the word, Section 6 along with Section 8 will be offering the National Referee Course on 8/11/2017 – 8/13/2017 in the Chicago Area. Please spread the word out. I include the course info below. You MUST already be a certified Advanced Referee in order to attend, with a minimum of 80 games. Sign up ASAP so that we may make arrangements for a facility.

Course Request Information : Requested on 05/22/2017 12:12 PM
Section 6 Area Region
Course National Referee Course Start Date 8/11/2017
City Glenview State IL

Lead Instructor
First name Thomas Last name Severin
Phone 7083700700
E-mail tomandcody@gmail.com

Course Contact
First name Thomas Last name Severin
Phone 7083700700
E-mail tomandcody@gmail.com

Course Verified By
First name Thomas Last name Severin
Phone 7083700700
E-mail tomandcody@gmail.com

Roster Status
Roster number 201701551 Roster Status : Pending
Volunteer Authorizer Information needs to be updated

Comments The venue for this course has NOT been determined but will be a hotel with meeting facilities in the North suburbs of Chicago, in or near Glenview. This course will commence Friday evening, 11 August 2017. Registration on Friday from 5:00 p.m to 5:45 p.m., Course begins at 6:00 p.m. Course will end with AYSO National Referee written test at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, 13 August. Physical test will be offered Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Publish on the website N

This notice is sent for information only. Please do not respond directly to this notice
If you have questions about this course registration, please e-mail rosteradmin@ayso.org

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Mid-season Summary

Just a fast update from Section about ½ way thru the season. Only a few scattered minor issues, nothing note-worthy. Remember to submit to me any outstanding good sportsmanship for the yearly Good Sportsmanship Award.

Attachments: FIFA Law Changes for 2017. THESE ARE UNOFFICAL and NOT to be used yet. Effect date is July 1st, and there still are things to be decided by AYSO, including the “Sin Bin”. I include them only for your review and to get a preview. This is NOT to be distributed yet.

Attachment 2 is from Iowa, Area E introducing the Iowa Cup, a chance for Referee teams to compete and get rated by experienced Senior Referees [Badge, not age 😊] This is being held for the first time and is open to teams of Regional and Intermediate Referees [You can have a mix per team], and Senior Level referees are needed as well. July 2nd and 3rd in Dubuque, Iowa, hope to see you there!

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Post Expo Summary

If you missed this year’s expo, you missed a ton of information passed down to referees, coached, and management sides of AYSO.  I will try to recap for those who couldn’t make it, and tell you to really try to get to next year’s.

 

During the Law Changes [including USSF Modifications] we found out that AYSO will:

 

  1. Change 6U to 4 v 4, and is changing field and goal sizes.  No referees are recommended. Also found out Sunday [today] no throw-ins, they will kick in.
  2. Change 8U to 4 v 4, changing field and goal sizes. No referees are recommended, but yes, you can use youth referees at this division. Also NO throw-ins, but kick-ins.
  3. Change 10U to no punting by the keeper.  Build out lines [if you don’t know what they are, contact me] will be used as soon as all the coaches, referees and management are trained on them. [Basically the other team has to back away when the keeper makes a save or a goal kick, but again, much more to it than that]
  4. Regions are voting on if to use calendar date, or the school date for player registration.  See your board on this, but it will impact inter-regional play and Extra play.

 

Upcoming training that I know about:

 

  • March 4th                                                             Area E                                   Cedar Rapids
  • Basic and Intermediate Classes
  • March 11th and 12th                                         Area D                                   Skokie
  • Online companion course [1 Saturday, 1 Sunday], Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Instructor
  • Sunday February 19 from 1-5 PM              Region 1206                        Chicago Northside
  • Sunday March 19 from 1-5 PM
  • Online Companion Courses
  • March 18/19                                                       Region 418                          Lakefront
  • March 25/26
  • April 1/2
  • Online Companion Course
  • March 11th,                                                         Area C                                   Palos Heights
  • Online Companion Course

 

 

Section Referee Numbers:

 

  • Badge                   2016                       2015                       2014                                       Trend
  • National               19                           18                           22                                           +1
  • National 2            3                              2                              2                                              +1
  • Advanced            46                           53                           57                                           -7
  • Intermediate     85                           87                           103                                         -2
  • Regional               590                         645                         709                                         -55
  • Total                      746                         805                         893                                         -59          -7%

We need to recruit and retain referees.  The referees we have should work on working their way up, as the better trained they are, the better off the kids are.  If you need a class, contact your area Referee Administrator, or Section Staff.

 

Sportsmanship Award:

 

  • Anyone can submit a good sportsmanship candidate.
  • Email me at: Runen@Comcast.net
  • If I agree, I will send a patch to give to the player. [Several Regions went ahead and bought their own patches]
  • In November, all winner will be considered for the Section Sportsperson of the Year, and a trophy will be given at the Section Expo
  • Remember, this is for above and beyond acts of Good Sportsmanship.  However, we do want to encourage it as much as possible.
  • Side Note: I have not said No to a Good Sportsmanship patch yet.

Also note, this year’s award winner was Kenna Kurth.  This young lady set the perfect example of excellent sportsmanship and now her entire team is emulating her.  I was proud to award this year’s trophy to her. [From Cedar Rapids, Iowa]

 

National Referee Course

 

August 11th, 12th, and 13th are the dates, and it will be held in the Chicagoland Area. If you have an advanced referee who is interested in becoming National Level, please contact Tom Severin.

Age: Minimum of 18.
No. of Games: 100 as a referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 matches of which at least 15 must be in U-19, if available, and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, if available. The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.
Training: Complete National Referee Course. A pre-requisite game count of at least 80 matches as referee prior to attending the National Referee Course is required.
Testing: 90% or better on the National Referee Exam.
Assessment: Two assessments as referee in U-16 or U-19 with at least one in U-19, if available, and one as assistant referee in a U-19 match, if available. The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.
Fitness Test: Complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test for this level.

 

 

Section Staff Contacts:

Section Referee Administrator:                                                                  Tim Orosz                            runen@comcast.net

Section Director of Referee Instruction                                                  Tom Severin                       tomandcody@gmail.com

Section Director of Referee Assessment                                                Rich Goldberg                   rsragoldberg@sbcglobal.net

 

If you need an observation or assessment, please let Rich Goldberg know and he will get things setup with you.

 

Last, if you attended this year’s Expo, THANK YOU.  I heard nothing but excellent comments about the referee presentations, and I hope you learned a lot both in the classrooms and after hours talking with your peers.

Hope to see you next year!

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Pre-Expo News

I have just updated the soccer referee list for the Regional Referee Administrators to keep you informed on what is happening. If you are on the list and should not be, then you need to e-mail me AND your director to change eayso. Some of you are not referees, but RCs or Asst. RCs. You have been selected due to the fact your region may not have appointed a referee administrator, or you may be the only contact in eayso. The information I will send out is to keep your referees informed on training, changes to the laws of the game, or other information needed for them to be the best referee they can be. This list will not be used by me for anything else. This is to also let you know that you aren’t out there alone, there are Area Staffs, and Section Staffs to help you with what you need. Feel free to contact us and we will try to help you out.

That out of the way, let’s get down to business.

1. Section Expo is coming up, feel free to see myself, Tom Severin, who is your Section Director of Referee Instruction, or Rich Goldberg, the Section Director of Referee assessment. You may have to wait till we are done teaching a course, but we will get back to you. Look forward to seeing you are the Expo. [See aysoexpo.org for information]
2. We are coming off the most changes to the Laws of the Game in quite a while. IFAB is once again meeting in March, and items to be discussed are:
a. AGENDA CONTAINING THE ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AND ENCLOSURES
Law 3 – The Players: 4th substitute in extra time a. Update on experiments from several competition.
Law 4 – The Players’ Equipment a. Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems (EPTS)
Electronic communication with players and the technical area: proposed changes to the Laws of the Game Consultation with national football associations and stakeholders
Logos on players’ equipment
b. Law 5 – The Referee: Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bins)
a. Update from UEFA experiments
b. Proposed changes to the Laws of the Game
c. Law 12 – Fouls and misconduct: Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity (DOGSO)
d. Laws of the Game 2017/18
a. Extension of modifications by national football associations
b. Law changes
c. Changes to text for clarification and/or easier translation
e. Strategy 2017 – 2022
a. Overall strategy for the development of the Laws of the Game
b. Criteria and timelines for evaluating proposed changes
c. Potential Law changes and tests
d. The role of the captain
f. Video Assistant Referees Experiment (VARs)
a. Update on protocol, testing and participants
b. Testing and decision timelines
c. Research institute
I will forward more information as I get it, but expect some clarifications, and Law adjustments coming up after July 1st, [yes, we are back to the old date change]
3. Some regions are still using referees who have just taken the online portion of the referee course. THS IS NOT ALLOWED. The companion portion and test MUST be completed before being certified as a referee. NO exceptions.
4. I use https://section6refadmin.wordpress.com/ to post all the information that I send to the RRAs. Have your referees check it occasionally to see what is new with AYSO Refereeing.
5. Don’t forget to remind your referees that anyone can nominate outstanding sportsmanship to me. If I agree, they player/coach/referee will be awarded a patch to wear, and winners are reviewed and one selected in November to get the Sportsperson of the Year Award at the Section Expo [and Section picks up the room]

That’s all for now until after expo. I will send to all the information that will be passed at Expo on the status of Section 6.

See you at Expo!

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