Grade 8 Referee Program

We have assembled a working group of long-tenured referee instructors to create a clearly defined “second step” for all new referees once they complete their grade 8 entry level clinic.

Retention – It is the goal of this working group to create a system/program/plan that will increase our retention rate for new, first year referees.  Once the system is designed it will be supported by the State Referee Committee and implemented statewide.

  • Engage assignors in this effort as assignors have the most contact with individual referees.
  • Better connect brand new referees to assignors.  Create an accurate list of all assignors in WA and the games assigned by each assignor.
  • Use youth “jamboree” events to train/mentor new referees.  Encourage each youth club/association to host such an event each year.

The 7 members of this work group are: Bob Fadden, Juris Jansons, Wain Jackson, Jim Kritzberg, Cindy Moore, Will Niccolls, Steve Thorson

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About willniccolls

Referee Program Director for Washington Youth Soccer, Washington State Youth Referee Administrator, Former USSF National Referee from 2002-2007, US Youth Soccer National Young Referee of the Year in 1998
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