Rochester Referee Unit


First General Meeting

The 2015 RRU season starts on Monday, March 2, when we will be having our first General Meeting at the Penfield High School Cafeteria from 6-8 PM. All General Meetings will be at Penfield HS this year. You must attend two meetings per season. Click the Meetings button to the left to get more info about General Meetings. Google Maps

Pay your dues online

Use our new Online Payment method to pay your 2015 unit dues:

Name of Referee

2015 Recertification News

Recertifications clinics have been posted on the Recertification page and on the RRU Calendar. Click the links to the left to find a clinic that suits your schedule.

If you didn't pay your $20 local dues at a clinic, mail a check made out to Rochester Referee Unit to: Rochester Referee Unit, 900-4 Still Moon Crescent, Rochester, NY 14624

New Referees!

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.

For the RRU New Referee pamphlet, click HERE

For the USSF Grade 8 video training course, click HERE

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.

2014 NYSWYSA Young Referee of the Year

Congratulations to RRU member Michael Guzzetta, who has earned the 2014 NYSWYSA Young Referee of the Year. Mike has been refereeing for 6 years, starting when he was 14. He graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School in 2012 and is currently studying Computer Science & Business at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He passed his upgrade assessment last summer and will be a grade 7 in 2015. Make sure to congratulate Mike when you see him!

News worth reading!

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.

Starter Uniform Kit

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.

Risk Management

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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