U11 Headers

PAWest Youth Soccer is requiring immediately, this new rules as it relates to heading, as follows: Players in U-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. Referees should enforce these restrictions by age group according to the specified rules. Referees will not be assessing the age of individual

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Game Report Example

Writing game reports is a difficult but necessary part of being a referee. See the following completely fictional report provided by Corey Yerace for an example of how to write a game report. The output is in the format generated by the WPA Referees Game Report. Game Date: 2016-02-23 Field Location: Highmark Stadium-Pittsburgh, PA Start

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National Referee Camp 2016

PA West Mentoring Group referees trained with Sean Regan in preparation for Sean’s physical fitness test at National Camp. From left to right, Alfonso Fajardo, Charles Murphy, Sean Regan, Nathaniel Buck, and Lucas Feathers. Paul Tamberino, Director of Referee Development, helped administer the test. PA West referees Sean Regan (left) and Ross Kleinstuber (right) celebrate

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Disney Girls Soccer Showcase

Taylor Bombalski and Ashley Smyda recently attended the 2015-2016 Disney Girls Soccer Showcase that took place December 28, 2015 until January 3, 2016. This event was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida. This venue has many fields and courts for just about any sport you can imagine and it

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Advantage

With the season fast approaching, it’s a good time to mentally prepare and review certain aspects of the Laws of the Game. Let’s begin with a segment in Law 5, The Referee. In particular, advantage, the Law states: The referee may play advantage whenever an infringement or offense occurs. The referee should consider the following

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Referee Course Refund Policy

All clinics and courses conducted by the PAWest Referee Committee that require payment are subject to the following: All fees must be paid in full before attendance. By confirming your seat at a recertification or entry level class you are agreeing to the following cancellation and refund policy: Cancellation occurred Refund 21 days or more

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