Due to Conestoga College Booking issues, our next monthly meeting is temporary changed to Chicago Pub. Its address is Alpine Plaza, 725 Ottawa St S, Kitchener, ON N2E 3H5. If you have any question, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Scott having left our district, people have been having trouble sourcing Adidas 2014 World Cup referee uniforms for their equipment needs.
Our DRC, Laszlo Sarkany, has communicated a kit deal to us for this uniform edition. Please note that the Adidas 2014 uniforms are going out of production at the end of this year to make way for the Adidas ’16 line made for the UEFA Euros. It is highly recommended to purchase the Adidas 2014 uniforms if you don’t already have them as they will most likely be the dominant uniform in local competition and may become very difficult to find in the near future.
A piece from our former member, Harris Rasheed, on his experience in Seattle:
An attendance of 40,410 was enough to see CenturyLink Field near capacity and a great atmosphere in central Seattle on Friday July 3rd. I arrived late enough to miss the Sounders fans march but there was still plenty of activity outside the stadium and the neighbouring Safeco Field (baseball).
As we lead into mid-summer, things are getting busy with Southwest soccer (especially with all the rain-outs). Three former members, who moved away, will be watching our very own Silviu Petrescu in action this Friday in Seattle.
Moving up the ladder in refereeing requires a self-driven individual to succeed. This means that game appointments won’t necessarily come to you unless you take your own initiative to see what you are eligible for and have earned (sometimes irrespective of your referee class).
There are a few reasons to want to contact a new assignor. This may include:
- wanting more challenging games or
- a lack of overall game appointments.
Players love to thank referees for their time in all form of words and actions. Did I say thank?
Dissent dates back to the existent of the first referee. Coincidence…
The year before upgrading is a crucial year. Meeting referees at your targeted level/classification is very helpful. After all, if you’re trying to be in their spot, you can learn what made them successful.
Here are a few things to complete that are not necessarily required but will prepare you well.
SWSRA’s next education session will be on Law 11 (Offside). It will be taking place Friday 27th March 2015 at 7pm Budd Park Lounge, Kitchener Soccer Club. Our speaker will be Derrick Farwell.
2013 was a seismic year for Law 11 as IFAB re-worded the definitions of the three offside offences for clarity. Although it was aimed to reduce confusion, it may have caused more confusion among our referees for the finer parts of Law.
A great summary update on how things have been over the past few years and what is expected over the next few by the OSA Refereeing Department.
On February 18, OSA Referee Manager – Nicky Pearson, OPDL Assignor – Tony Camacho & Referee Development Committee Member – Lowell Williamson presented a session on what is going on with Refereeing in Ontario. Topics included challenges, successes, OPDL and the path moving forward. Take a moment and review 2015 Presentations to Clubs – you will gain an understanding of the overall picture of officiating within the province.
Umbro has unveiled their new uniform for 2015.
Check out the deal they have on offer in addition to other referee equipment.