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The Referee Staff knows that there is more to refereeing than attending the class, reading the Laws and running out on the field. Therefore under the direction of our Referee Administrator and Regional Commissioner, we have implemented a Mentoring Program that is designed to allow experienced referees observe new and upcoming referees while officiating matches and make constructive comments, if need be, about that performance.

Mentoring is the feedback you get from your fellow referees. It can be the informal discussions that you should have with your referee team after each match, or it can be a more formal process where you can have another referee watch your game to give you advice. Mentoring occurs at all referee levels and is one of the more valuable ways to learn how to improve your match skills.

If you would like to be mentored, please contact our Director of Mentoring. Try to contact us at least 1 to 2 weeks before you would like to be mentored, and let us know the time, date, and place of the match that you are scheduled to do. We will work with you to schedule a mentor to come to your match.


Mentoring vs. Assessment

Mentoring is based on a ‘friendly’ observation/evaluation, while an Assessment is usually used for an upgrade of your badge.



If you wish to volunteer to mentor, we feel that you should have had at least two seasons of centering U14 or higher matches and be willing to donate some additional hours during the year.

Please include your name, home phone number and the fact that you would like to volunteer. You will be contacted within 3 working days.

Need a question answered?

If you have any questions about officiating, there are several ways to get an answer:
  1. Attend the monthly meetings and ask your questions there
  2. Read the Referee Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Ask a member of the "Referee Staff"
  4. Do all of the above

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