The Cal South State Referee Committee, in conjunction with Nomads Soccer Club and Surf Cup Sports, will be hosting the Annual Cal South Referee Symposium on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24, 2018 at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego. The Symposium is free of charge is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm on both nights.
This year’s Cal South Referee Symposium’s Keynote Speaker will be Hector Osvaldo Vergara. The Canadian Referee started off as a youth referee in 1983 and earned his FIFA Assistant Referee badge in 1993 when he was 26 years old and maintained it for almost 20 years. Vergara is the only Referee (and AR) to have officiated 14 FIFA World Cup matches, being the only Canadian to officiate in all FIFA competitions and representing Canada in eleven FIFA World Cups/Championships. He was inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014.
In addition, attendance to both days will cover any missing In Service and RPD training needed for the 2019 Certification.