Due to time criticality, I need a response no later then 4/22/2015. The first part is for ALL rras, or RCs to respond. Also please share this with your instructors ASAP. The second is for any Advanced Referees your regions may have.
A proposal has come from the National Office concerning the Referee Program of AYSO which will impact each Region, Area, and Section. I need to know how the regions of Section 6 feel about the proposed changes.
Referee Program Changes: The U8, and AR classes will be discontinued, and the Regional referee class will be the starting point for all new referees. The classwork will consist of a 4 hour online internet course followed by a 4 hour in person course. [Taken at another time] The class will allow Referees to ref U12 games [Player Referees would need to be 14 to referee U12, younger to do the lower age games]. The intermediate Badge would be discontinued, and a certificate would be issued for anyone who takes the Intermediate class. Existing instructors would be mentored to teach the new course and keep it interesting. The idea is that Regional Referees are doing U12 games, and this would train them for that level. No changes at present to Advanced or National Level referees.
Please pick one of the following:
1. This is a good idea, and would help my region greatly.
2. This is a bad idea, and would hurt my region greatly.
Comments, either Positive or Negative here:
If you are am Advanced Level referee, and would like to take the National Course, are you interested in attending the following course:
DATE: 17/18/19 July 2015
LOCATION: Marshal Michigan
COST: TBD ($100.00)
OFFERING: Class, Test and Fitness Test on Local HS Track
Jim Aebi, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The location is about 2.5 hours from Chicago. Section 8 and Section 6 alternate hosting the course every 2 years, so it will not be offered to Section 6 locally until 2017.
Again, I need the responses no later than Wednesday 4/22/2015.
As always, I am here to help the Regions, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Hope your season is going good!
Tim Orosz, Section Referee Administrator, Section 6
American Youth Soccer Organization
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