Mentor Notes

To all WPA referees, I, along with Max Hartman, Colin Nelson, and Josh Sanders recently attended a college showcase tournament in Richmond, VA. Not only was it a well-organized tournament with terrific facilities and good play, there was also mentoring with myself, Alan Kelly, 2015 MLS Referee of the Year and Rob Fereday, former FIFA

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How Could You Not See That?

I have been asked this question many times in my 40 year career in officiating. With today’s technology of smartphones and much better quality of TV, the referee is under much more scrutiny in all aspects of officiating. But, there are some hints to help the soccer referee and the assistants on how to not

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Goal/No Goal Procedure

There was a situation recently where referees forgot the proper mechanic as it is rarely seen but it is an important one to remember, and more importantly, cover in your pregame. Here is the scenario: The team leading takes a shot and hits the crossbar hard near the right post, ricochets downward striking the ground/metal

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CJ Morgante Referees Gold Cup Final

CJ Morgante recently refereed at the Gold Cup, his third appearance at the tournament. He had the honor of being selected to referee in the Gold Cup Final, his 5th game of the 2015 tournament. Check out the photo of the Gold Cup Final referee crew below, and watch a funny clip from the game.

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PA West Mentoring Group

This newly formed group have been selected by the State Referee Committee. As a member of this group, each of them must have dedication and commitment to soccer officiating, fitness, nutrition and availability. Each of them must pass the highest standard of the FIFA fitness test for their gender which will be conducted periodically throughout

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Meet CJ Morgante

Recently, I was asked to write a biography about my journey of becoming a FIFA Assistant Referee. Reflecting has been fun and I hope that my experiences will provide encouragement for other young referees. It’s been an interesting journey – one that has taken me countless miles and across the paths of many different people.

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