Amanda Ross, a member of the WNYSRA since 1998, was appointed as a FIFA Assistant Referee effective January 1, 2014. Amanda becomes one of only four USA women holding a Grade 2 badge, which qualifies them to officiate competitive international matches.
On April 27, 2014 Reinhold Spath was inducted into the Rochester Soccer Hall of Fame along with Abby Wambach, Charlie Schiano, Brian Bliss, Pat Dinalfo, Arman Capan, and Bernie Iacovangelo. Congratulations Reinhold!
On August 5 the RRU voted in new board members. Our new president is Mike Smith, secretary is Chris Rollins, and Treasurer is Lauren Dearman.
Would you like to referee next season? Go HERE to find entry level courses. From the left side column select "Become a Referee", then follow the directions.
Click HERE for a document from US Soccer to help new referees in their first year. Print this information document, bring it to your training clinics and carry it in your game bag.
For the USSF Grade 8 video training course, click HERE
Click HERE to check this out for the OSI Starter Kit and equipment you can buy through Official Sports International, the only official US Soccer uniform outfitter.
|Congratulations to RRU member Brianne Lilly, a Churchville-Chili graduate ('12) and student at Niagara University who has earned the 2013 NYSWYSA Young Female Referee of the Year. Brianne is starting her fifth season as a USSF referee, and is an active member of the RRU. Make sure to congratulate Brianne when you see her this season!|
All officials must have a Referee Risk Management pass to be able to do ANY YOUTH games including tournaments. Click HERE to start the process of getting a Referee Risk Management pass.
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