Week in Review #28
US Soccer has released the latest Week in Review which can be read here
. If you haven't been following this publication you're missing out. WIR is posted about once a week and features instructional material and videos from MSL games. This week they deal with preventative measures referees can take during set plays like corner kicks.
It's a rare occurance, but when it happens you need to know what to do. If you are involved in a situation that might be Referee Abuse or Assault, please make sure that the entire referee crew complete reports. The center referee should complete the USSF Supplemental Report and AR's should write down what they witnessed, as well. Read this document
for a reminder on report writing.
Training & Development
It's that time of year again already: T & D at the Gaylord Sheppard tournament. Send an email to Kris
and let him know that you would like to participate. Are you a new referee or just looking to get better? Either way, this is a great opportunity to get looked at and improve. Most likely the mentoring will be done during the 2nd weekend of the tournament, November 20-21, but depending on demand there could be some mentoring also the weekend before. Don't live in Albuquerque?
Still email Kris, we can work out the travel and lodging...
If you are a Grade 5, 6, or 7 Referee make sure you have completed your maintenance assessment for 2010. Time is running out to get the assessment scheduled before the end of the year. Remember, try and give your assessor advanced notice since a lot of the assessors also have games scheduled each weekend since they're referees, too! Email Larry Grimes
(SDA) if you have questions about the assessment process.