Update of Recertification Clinics

Because of the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 virus and hopefully the start of the Spring season approaching soon, the SRC has decided to forego the 2 hr in-person clinic requirements for 2020 recertification cycle. In doing so, this will allow us to process your registration with USSF in a timely fashion as long as

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Coronavirus Update

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the country, the WPA State Referee Committee leadership have determined that it is in our collective best interest to postpone all further recertification clinics and Grassroots entry-level classes until further notice. This also includes the Advanced Clinic and fitness test at the

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Luncheon

Last Saturday February 15th the Western Pennsylvania Referees Luncheon was held. The following referees were recognized for their service: Youth Referee of the Year Ducan Caltagarone – Harmar Soccer Ashley Godfrey – Burgettstown Soccer Cameron Ailes – Seneca Valley Soccer Jaclyn Valentas – Seneca Valley Soccer Adult Referee of the Year Brad Newmann 2019 Hall

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Safe Sport Issue

The following has been received from the US Soccer Referee Department. SafeSport We have received reports of users encountering issues loading SafeSport. According to the SafeSport technical support staff, they’ll need to completely clear the cookies/cache of the web browser, quit the web browser, then reopen and try again. This issue is based on a deployment

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Instructions for 2020 Recertification

1. USSF has required that everyone 18 and older to gets Safe-Sport training.  Once your have completed this training , send copy of certificate to Peggy Neason at Pneason@comcast.net           Please navigate to the following web address to complete your Safe Sport Training. The access code can be used to access the training at zero

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Dismissal of Coach

There was a recent situation in the State Cups where the procedure in dismissing a coach was followed perfectly. In this situation, one of the coaches was barking at the referee from the very start of the game. He was loud, questioning decisions, visibly upset and leaving his technical area. Although the technical area was

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Open Tournament Week 2 Referees

LAST NAME FIRST NAME Barnhart Jacob Bartos Abigail Belak Nathan Berdar John Berdar Matt Beshero Robin Bombalski Taylor Borromeo Charles Borromeo Charlie Brookds Rodney Brookds Chance Cameron Tom Caracciolo Paul SP Caracciolo Paul Altoona Caterino Don Clutter Dominic Clutter Vincent Conn Zac Coombs Diane Corbin Dylan Downing Joe Dunlap Sadie Feitl Brian Garrett David Gildea

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Another Non-Soccer Play

This clip is from a recent U-20 World Cup game. There are many talking points here where we can learn, not just from a referee position, but more importantly from the Assistant Referee position. Remember, this particular tournament has the VAR position, so they have the benefit of replay. In our games, we do not

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