Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DSG Park Hosting Referees' Mentoring Program This Weekend

Calling all referrees: there's a unique mentoring opportunity taking place this weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

From our friends at Play The Whistle:

"Whether you are new to the referee community or a veteran referee, everyone is welcome and encouraged to join Play The Whistle for free continuing education. Spectators, coaches, and soccer enthusiasts who want to understand more about the job of the referees are also invited.

The mentor program is in place to provide support and continuing education to promote referees, increase referee retention and enhance the level of officiating at all levels.

This is a great opportunity to better understand the laws of the game, hear from presenters about topics other that the typical laws of the game, and learn tips and pointers that have made other referees successful."

Details for this weekend's event:

January 28 – 31, 2010
North – South Showcase/Friendlies Hosted by Westminster AFC
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Turf Fields 8 & 10
2010 is the 4th Annual North South Showcase for U16 – 18 boys and girls teams. Mentor program throughout the weekend of games. Games will be played Thursday evening 1/28 at 6:30 & 8 PM, Friday evening 1/29 5, 6:30 & 8 PM. Saturday 1/30 8 AM – 12:30 PM & 5 PM – 8 PM. Sunday 1/31 8 AM – 12:30 PM. Referees officiating the games will be provided feedback and advice during half time intervals and after games. Saturday at 11 AM & 5 PM PTW will offer a group observation and discussion about the games. Referees, parents of referees, spectators who are interested are welcome to join us for the education discussion. See you at the fields!

For more information on Play The Whistle and their referees mentoring program and other resources, visit their website.

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