Instructor State Director of Instruction (SDI) Paul Mungra North Area Director Jack Deplitch South Area Director Cookie Ketchum Central Area Director Jake Milne West Area Director Chuck Wright Instructors 47 Instructors 15 Instructors 19 Instructors 7
For the Good of the Game Instructor - Makes themselves available for clinics consistent with local area needs Role of the Instructor Provides area referees with new rule modifications and recerts, etc. - Focus instruction based on USSF emphasis; local feedback from assessors, Area Directors of Instruction and Assessment - Instruction focuses on grassroots application - Why focus on elbows to the head when 98% of your referees are doing U8 games – Shut down the Hypothetical artist
For the Good of the Game Referee State Referee Administrator (SRA) George Vergara North Referees 1,959 South Referees 601 Central Referees 551 West Referees 195 ** Note 679 referees did not know what area they are in
For the Good of the Game Referee - Trains – is physically fit and studies current USSF memoranda - Meets recert or upgrade requirements; schedules assessments goes to clinics, etc. Role of the Referee Provide service to teams applying knowledge of rules to games - Makes themselves available - Action plan with Assessors and Assignors about objectives; follow up
For the Good of the Game Assignor Referee Assignor Liaison Mark Turner North Assignors 39 South Assignors 23 Central Assignors 12 West Assignors 3
For the Good of the Game Assignor - Assigns appropriate referees to matches - Based on area needs schedules recerts; upgrade clinics with area Instructors Role of the Assignor Develops referees - Applies assessor feedback to develop individual referee - Encourages growth in officials; sometimes by letting go?
For the Good of the Game Assessor State Director of Assessment (SDA) Don Torrenti North Area Director Chuck Watts South Area Director Jeff Kelley Central Area Director Frank Carroll West Area Director Mike Renner Assessors 20 Assessors 11 Assessors 14 Assessors 2
For the Good of the Game Assessor - Keeps up to date with current USSF memoranda - Follow up with referee about action plan Role of the Assessor Evaluates performance of referee with current guidelines etc. - Provides feedback to referees, assignors, and area instructors - Identifies rising stars to Assignors, SRA, LAC etc…
For the Good of the Game Admin/SRC Goal of the SRC Develop a feedback mechanism for every Instructor, Referee, Assignor, and Assessor - Referee needs 3 good things and 3 areas for improvement - Volunteers to come up with Pilot Program; Funding from SRC Referee – Feedback into system
For the Good of the Game Recap Feedback mechanisms for everyone in the system In order to be successful there must be constant communication We are all need each other in order to be sucessful
For the Good of the Game I am a slow walker but I never walk backwards A. Lincoln
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