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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

2015 RDA

Dates are set for the 2015 Referee Development Academy. July 24, 25, 26, 2015 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. Friday we begin at 7pm and will adjourn on Sunday at noon. Friday night July 24 we will begin … Continue reading

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What Illegal Contact Against a Goal Keeper Looks Like

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Fall 2014 Points of Emphasis

Fall 2014 Points of Emphasis Washington Youth Soccer To all Referees, Coaches, Players and Parents: As we enter into the busy fall season of Washington Youth Soccer we thank all of our coaches, parents, volunteers and referees for playing such … Continue reading

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American FIFA Referee Mark Geiger Very Impressive at World Cup

Confident. Strong. Decisive. Accurate. Mark Geiger American FIFA Referee from New Jersey provided one of the best World Cup referee performances of the first three days. Americans should be proud. Geiger was clearly on the top of his game for … Continue reading

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Presidents Cup Regionals and Far West Regionals

Congratulations to our 26 WA referees heading to Presidents Cup Regionals in San Jose, CA and our 37 WA referees attending Far West Regionals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For the 3rd consecutive year our state is sending the most referees … Continue reading

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WIAA High School Championships

The WIAA crowned champions in boys soccer for 2014 and they are: 4A Snohomish 3A Lakeside (Seattle) 2A Squalicum (Bellingham) 1A Quincy

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How Parents Influence Participation in Youth Sports

The following comes from Steve Locker of Second Nature Sports about how parents influence their kids participation in any youth sport. Here is a very logical (and simple) explanation on how sports work.  Kids play because they are having fun.  … Continue reading

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