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Mentoring

Referee Mentoring Program

Region 42 will again have a referee mentoring program this season. It will be comprised of a coordinator (Mike Phipps – Director of Referee Assessment) and a group of experienced referees (Intermediate, Advanced and National Referees/Candidates) who will work with new and existing referees to provide positive feedback to improve their refereeing skills and confidence.

The program is intended for new and existing Basic (Regional) Referees who want to improve their refereeing skills, along with Intermediate or Advanced Referee Candidates who are working toward their Intermediate or Advanced Certifications.

Why use a mentor?

For new and existing Basic (Regional) Referees, a mentor can give you support during those first few U10 games early in the season! They also help to reinforce your good practices and provide friendly feedback for areas that could use improvement throughout the season. And, a mentor provides a “live person” to ask all the questions that invariably come up after a game (as opposed to trying to look things up later in the Laws or the class books or online).

For Intermediate Referee Candidates, a mentor provides constructive criticism to help you prepare for your observation as well as a sounding board for questions about the nuances of play and refereeing. An experienced mentor can help you take your game to the next level. For Advanced Referee Candidates mentoring assures that you are prepared for your assessment.

Region 42 Referees are encouraged to take advantage of this year’s Mentoring Program by signing up as Referee or Assistant Referee for any game and requesting a mentor who will observe your game.

How to request a mentor

  • Use the Online Referee Scheduler to sign up for a game at least a week prior to the game.
  • Put a check in the checkbox to request a mentor.
  • Before the game, a member of the mentor team will sign up in the Online Referee Scheduler to mentor you (in some cases the mentor may sign up to AR the game).
  • Check the Online Referee Scheduler for your mentor’s assignment (their username will show up in the “M” field in the scheduler).
  • Allow an extra fifteen minutes after the game for discussion and feedback from your mentor

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Newbury Park, California 91319

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