Many referees are regularly invited to participate in USSF referee activities held in other states. We strongly encourage this practice as it brings increased value to the players, referees, and spectators at these events. Referees who wish to work in other states would be permitted to do so, provided that they have notified their SRA
Procedure for Checking in players and coaches: Just passed by Youth Board. Please note this is a youth procedure. In the adult league referees are not responsible for checking in the teams the teams will simply hand the player passes to the referees the teams are responsible for making sure everyone is registered-not the referee.
This article servers as a reminder to use social media responsibly: Player Suspended 6 Games for Insulting Referee on Facebook
Last month, 6 PA West referees attended the Annandale Premier Cup in Virginia. Four referees from the mentoring group summarized their experiences from the tournament. From left to right, the referees that represented PA West at the Annandale Premier Cup: Chris Farver, Max Hartman, Taylor Bombalski, Ashley Smyda, Joshua Sanders, and Lukasz Skyrpic. Many mentors
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
The following video highlights an incident of serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 74th minute of the Whitecaps game against Sporting Kansas City on March 12. http://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-disciplinary-summary/2016/week2/kianz-froese This is a clear case of Serious Foul Play. The force of the kick is out of the realm of a normal
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
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
In December 2015, PA West referees (from left to right) Lucas Feathers, Charles Murphy, Ashley Smyda, and Nathaniel Buck officiated at the Development Academy 2015 Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
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