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Monthly Referee Educational Webinars

During the circumstances involving COVID-19, educational webinar training make-up links continue to be available for the referee community. If you were unable to attend your local referee association’s meeting, you still have the opportunity to do it online. You simply click on the YouTube links provided below and watch the training. Then come back to this page to click on the respective quick survey link after to answer a few questions. That’s it!

A few items to note: Spanish versions will soon be available. Completing the survey will ensure you receive attendance credit for that month’s training.

Upcoming Cal South Referee Webinar | November 2022

Topic: 2023 FIFA World Cup Referee News & Presentation “a ball moving through the air”

  • To be held on: Wednesday, November 16th, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
  • To register for this live event, Click here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
JanuaryFebruary
Topic: 2022 State Cup & National Cup Rules Review and ExpectationsTopic: Foul Recognition
  • For the recorded training – click here Please note:
     – Referee updates from 0:00 – 29:30
     – Main topic w/Alan Black 29:31 – end
  • Take the January Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
  • Cal South 7v7 & 9v9 Modification Review – click here
  • Take the February Survey & Review Quiz (Required for Certification) – click here
March [English]March [Espanol]
Topic: Conductor of Practical RefereeingTopic: Faltas y Conducta Incorrecta Análisis de video
Guest Instructor: Alex Chilowicz, MLS RefereeGuest Instructor: Arturo Angeles – Arbitro FIFA Mundialista, FMF Director de VAR, PRO Instructor y Assessor
  • For the recorded training – click here Please note:
     – Referee updates from 0:00 – 14:00
     – Main topic w/Alec Chilowicz 14:00 – end
  • Take the March Survey & Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
 
AprilApril [Espanol]
Topic: Mastering OffsideTopic: Tocar el balon con la mana análisis de video
Guest Instructor: Ian Anderson, FIFA & MLS Assistant RefereeGuest Instructor: Thomas Bobadilla, former FIFA & MLS Assistant Referee
  • For the recorded training – click here Please note:
     – Referee updates from 0:00 – 19:50
     – Main topic w/Ian Anderson 19:50 – end
  • Take the April Survey & Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
 
MayMay [Espanol]
Topic: Strengthening Your MindTopic: Manejo de Juego
Guest Instructor: Jim Madrid, CEO of Advance Sports TechnologyGuest Instructor: Hector Delgadillo, former FIFA & FMF Assistant Referee
  • Take the May Survey & Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
 
JuneJune [Espanol]
Topic: Mastering Handball OffenseTopic: Manejo de Juego
Guest Instructor: Esse Baharmast, FIFA World Cup Referee & InstructorGuest Instructor: Rodolfo Sibrian, former Salvadoran FIFA Referee & FESFUT Director of Referee Instruction
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the June Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
JulyJuly [Español]
Topic: Keys to successTopic: Trabajo en equipo
Guest Instructor: Brian Hall, 2002 FIFA World Cup Referee, 4x MLS Referee of the yearGuest Instructor: Fabio Tovar y Jorge Reyes, Árbitros Asistentes de la MLS y FIFA
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the July Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
AugustAugust [Español]
Topic: How to shine while under pressureTopic: Ser un árbitro aceptado
Guest Instructor: Panel- Felix Granados, Servando Berna, Steven Cardoso & Viviana Diaz & moreGuest Instructor: Roberto Garcia Orozco (MEX): Former FIFA, Liga MX, Club World Cup & Olympic Games Referee
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the August Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
September
Topic: Referee Positioning & Movement 
Guest Instructor: Misha Radchuk, PRO/ MLS Referee 
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the September Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
October
Topic: Through the Lens of a Soccer Coach & how to Coexist for the growth of Soccer
Guest Instructor:  
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the October Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
 
November
Topic:  2023 FIFA World Cup Referee News & Presentation “a ball moving through the air
Guest Instructor: Cory Rockwell
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Take the October Survey & Review (required for in-service training) – click here
 
  
January February
Topic: Penalty Area Decisions Topic: Moments of Trust
  • Take the Review
    (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
  • Take the Review (Required for Certification) – click here


March April
Topic: RTP and Law Review Topic: The Essence of the Referee

There were significant LAW changes in the 2019/20 edition and with the very short season, it is best to review these before we return to play. Remember we are now using the 2020/21 edition of the IFAB Laws of the Game.

  • Laws of the Game Changes and Clarifications, including summary of the changes: 2019/2020 | 2020/2021
  • Review of 2019/20 IFAB Law Changes: Part 1 | Part 2

Take the Review (Required for Certification):


May June
Topic: Game Management of Challenging Situations Topic: Receiving/Accepting Game Assignments 101
  • Take the Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
  • Take the Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here


July August

Topic: Tips to Unlock Referee Success

Cal South Referees selected to work at the 2021 US Youth Soccer national tournaments unveiled their secrets to success and how they deal with hardships and adversity.

Topic: 2021-2022 Law Changes Review
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • To follow along with the Polling Questions – click here
  • Take the Survey and Review Quiz: “Determining the Outcome of the Match” – click here
    (Required for In-Service Training)
  • Take the Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here
  • IFaB 2021/22 Law Change Review Presentation – click here


September October
Topic: Fall Kickoff: League Competition Rules and Offside Video Analysis Topics: Player Injuries and Safety & Managing the Touchline
  • For the recorded training – click here
  • Comparison between CSL and SOCAL Rules of Competition – click here
  • Quiz #1: “CSL & SOCAL Rules of Competition” – click here
    (Required for In-Service Training)
  • Quiz #2: “7v7 & 9v9 Modification Review,” including build-out line and deliberate heading – click here
    (Required for In-Service Training)
  • Take the Survey & Review (Required for In-Service Training) – click here


November December
Topic: Aerial Challenges
Speaker: Israel Fernandez
Topic: TBA
  • Quiz  – click here
    (Required for In-Service Training)

 

MarchApril
Topic: Emotion or dissent?Topic: Pre-game
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
MayJune
Topic: HandlingTopic: Assistant Referee Response
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
  • Second quiz is also available. If you scored less than
    8 out of 10 on the first review, you may want to
    consider taking this second quiz – Please click here.
  • To review the Laws of the Game – Please click here.
 
JulyAugust
Topic: Laws of the Game 2020/21 ReviewTopic: Grassroots Course with 2020-2021 Law Review
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
  • Links to the US Soccer Quiz
  • Cal South requires five (5) hours of training to recertify each year.
    For those that watch this presentation and complete the quiz,
    you will receive credit for 1 hour of training.
SeptemberOctober
Topic: Referee-Specific Return-to-PlayTopic: Key Law 12 (Fouls and Misconduct) Incidents
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here
  • Take the Review (Required for In Service Training) – Please click here.

 

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