A Celebration of Soccer Officiating
A Celebration of Soccer Officiating
United Soccer Coaches has declared 2022 as a year to recognize the contributions of soccer officials at all levels beginning with a “Celebration of Soccer Officiating” at the 2022 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Kansas City, MO to be held January 21-22, 2022 at the Kansas City Convention Center.
United Soccer Coaches (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America; NSCAA) has long recognized the need to include soccer officials (Referees and Assistants) without whom the organized game cannot be played, into its extended family with the understanding of the importance of sharing common ground information as well as the need to improve communication, cooperation and camaraderie between Referees and Coaches which have long suffered from an unfortunate disconnect.
Classroom, field sessions, social activity with presentations by top instructors from NISOA, US Soccer, CONCACAF, PRO, NCAA, AYSO, ECSR, US CLUB Soccer, SAY Soccer, and others will highlight this first of its kind event.
US Soccer and NISOA “Hall of Fame” member “Dr. Joe” Machnik and former FIFA World Cup Referee and Referee Instructor Esse Baharmast will co-host and coordinate the event.
REFEREE SUMMIT PRICING
Referee Summit Registration
A Celebration of Soccer Officiating – Referee Summit Registration Includes:
- Access to all “A Celebration of Soccer Officiating” sessions
- Access to Walt Chyzowych Fund Award Ceremony and Reception
- Unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall
- Registration Welcome Packet
- T-shirt (only available to those on-site, while supplies last)
REFEREE SUMMIT SCHEDULE
Friday, January 21, 2022
|9:15 – 9:30 a.m.||Welcoming Ceremonies, Introductions, Motivational Video||Esse Baharmast, Joe Machnik, Gary Huber, Rick Eddy, & Others|
|9:30 – 10:15 a.m.||Bringing Your “A” Game/Dynamic Personality & Passion Needed||Brian Hall|
|10:15 – 11:00 a.m.||Game Preparation at All Levels||Howard Webb|
|11:00 – 12:00 p.m.||Game and Player Management Issues: College to Pro||Alex Prus|
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Assistant Refereeing Panel||Rick Eddy, Greg Barkey, & Corey Rockwell|
|2:30 – 3:15 p.m.||Officiating Youth Soccer||Matt Almaraz, Alex Diaz, Ryan Cigich, & Representatives from US Club & Say Soccer|
|3:15 – 4:15 p.m.||Officiating Coordinator and Assigning Issues Panel||
Sandra Hunt, Richard Grady, Rachel Woo, Roger Morton, & Manuel Ortiz Jr.
|4:30 – 6:00 p.m.||Officiating Field Session||Lance VanHaitsma|
Saturday, January 22, 2022
|9:00 – 10:15 a.m.||Gender Differences in Soccer Officiating||Tori Penso|
|10:30 – 11:00 a.m.||NCAA Issues On and Off the Field||Ryan Cigich & Richard Grady|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Referee/Coaches Communication and Understanding/Dealing with the Disconnect Panel||Ralph Polson, & Coaches/Officials from Various Levels|
|1:00 – 2:00 p.m.||Understanding the Ever-Changing Handling Rule||Corey Rockwell & Chris Penso|
|2:15 – 3:15 p.m.||What it Means to Be a Referee||Esse Baharmast|
|3:30 – 4:15 p.m.||Officiating Field Session||Rick Eddy|
|4:30 – 6:00 p.m.||
Walt Chyzowych Fund Award Ceremony and Reception.
Esse Baharmast will receive this year’s Walt Chyzowych Fund Lifetime Achievement Award.
Count Basie Ball Room Marriott Hotel
REFEREE SUMMIT PRESENTERS
Dr. Joe Machnik
US Soccer and NISOA Halls of Fame, FOX Sports Soccer Rules Analyst
FIFA World Cup Referee, Colorado Soccer Association Director of Referees
FIFA World Cup Referee, Professional Referee Organization (PRO) General Manager
FIFA World Cup Referee, CONCACAF Director of Officials, NISOA Hall of Fame
Big Sky, Big West, Mountain West, PAC 12 & West Coast Conferences Officiating Coordinator, NCAA Soccer Regional Advisory Panel
FIFA and MLS Referee, NISOA Managing Director
FIFA Assistant Referee, NISOA Senior Director of Education
FIFA Referee, PRO2 Match Officials Director, NISOA Hall of Fame
Former FIFA Assistant Referee, PRO Manager of Video Review
US SOCCER Director of Referee Development
USYSA National Referee Administrator, NCAA National Coordinator of Soccer Officiating
AYSO Director of Referee Instruction
TISOA President, NC Soccer Hall of Fame
Coordinator of Soccer Officials for SEC and NE10
CONCACAF Manager of Refereeing, NISOA Executive Board Member
MLS Senior Referee, USYSA South Director of Referee Education
NISOA Past President & Hall of Fame, NISOA Foundation Fund Committee Chariman
AYSO Assistant Regional Manager
Manuel Ortiz Jr.
ECSR Co-Founder, Coordinator of Officials for 4 Div. I Conferences
Former FIFA and MLS Referee, NCAA Soccer Rules Editor
United Soccer Coaches Past President, Former Wofford College Head Coach, NISOA Referee
United Soccer Coaches has secured the best rates within the closest proximity to the Kansas City Convention Center. You will need to be a registered workshop attendee to receive access to the United Soccer Coaches housing block. You will receive a link and specific access code for the housing block in your confirmation email.
If you have any questions regarding housing availability or need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-623-2117 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST Monday-Friday.
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