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