By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
February 10, 2017-Although snow and ice are currently covering the soccer fields of the Empire State, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is busily preparing for our Spring Season, scheduled to kick off next month. One way we’re preparing is through the referee certification courses being held all over the state this winter to add new officials to the 4,000 experienced officials who cover thousands of games every weekend in Eastern New York.
Refs receive their schedule from assignors, who are charged with making sure that every game in Eastern New York has a certified referee, and often two assistant referees, who have passed Risk Management and whose officiating ability matches the level of play so all games go smoothly. And just as every ref in Eastern New York must be certified by US Soccer, the same applies to assignors.
Eastern New York is very pleased to announce a US Soccer referee assignor course scheduled for Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) office, 407 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541. Instructor Rich Ceonzo will talk about the tactics of assigning, how to keep refs motivated and active plus the all-important Assignor’s Code of Ethics.
To register, contact Cathy Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-721-6325 and bring to the class a check made out to ENYSRA for $100.
Applicants must also bring proof of successful completion of Risk Management. Those who have not already completed Risk Management must log on to http://enyysaref.siplay.com/site/ so they can attend the course.
If your league or club does not use an assigning tool and would like to use ARBITERSPORT, please let Cathy know and she will set up a time to take you through how to use the tool.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.