Salvo Soccer Club started the Referee Mentor Program in 2011 with one mentor and the desire to improve the level of refereeing and retention of youth referees. We have conducted several on-the-field training sessions and have mentored hundreds of referees. Several Salvo SC referees have upgraded to State Grade 6 and State Track Grade 7 level referees. Salvo SC referees have been selected to attend the SRC Referee Academy and to referee at Region II Championships and ODP events. Salvo SC referees have also been awarded the MYSA Youth Referee of the Year award.
Salvo Soccer Club has teamed up with other clubs in the area to provide our referees with beginner, intermediate, and advanced program levels.
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These sessions are for referees with 0-2 years of experience. They consist of an hour of classroom training and refereeing and/or assistant refereeing 8v8 scrimmages. Please wear your referee uniform. If you are a new referee and have not purchased your uniform yet, please wear a yellow t-shirt, black shorts and black socks.
These sessions are for referees with 1-3 plus years of experience who are focusing on intermediate skills and improving their comfort in youth games. Sessions will include classroom training and scrimmages. Classroom sessions are approximately once a month in the off-season and will include different guest speakers.
If you are interested in participating in the Intermediate Mentor Group, please e-mail Mike Guillou.
These sessions are for referees with 3 plus years of experience who want to officiate higher level youth soccer games and to advance to their next level. Sessions will include classroom training and scrimmages. The classroom sessions are approximately once a month in the off-season and will include different guest speakers. The group will also meet at a few tournaments during the MYSA Summer Season and take the SRC fitness test.
Members of this group have refereed in several different events and leagues, including State Cup; MYSA State Tournament; US Youth Soccer Region II tournaments; US Youth National tournaments; National League (formerly MRL); National Premier Soccer League; Women's Premier Soccer League; and high school, college, and adult leagues. Members of this group also train to become mentors and work with younger referees to provide them feeback.
If you are interested in participating in the Advanced Mentor Group, please e-mail Mike Guillou.