The North Texas Referee Program shined brightly at Regional Presidents Cup in Round Rock, Texas when Shane McCullough was selected to referee National Presidents Cup in Murfreesboro, TN. Our referees had outstanding performances at the Southern Regional Championships in Baton Rouge, La., having six referees chosen as top assistant referees and referees. Brandon Gardner, Lorenzo Hernandez, and Fevzi Demirhan were selected to officiate the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan. Gene Ambrose was selected as the Bob Wertz Award recipient for his contributions to encourage younger referees. Congratulations to all our referees!
North Texas Soccer Referee Program Hosts Largest All Referee Clinic
The North Texas Soccer Referee Program held the largest all referee clinic Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Real Soccer in Carrollton with over 340 in attendance. The clinic helped train hundreds of grade 7 and 8 referees on the 2019-2020 IFAB Law changes as well as helpful field sessions. It also provided dozens of referees seeking to advance from Grade 7 to Distinguished Grade 7 or from Grade 6 to Grade 5 five hours of training and an opportunity to complete their fitness tests.
Thanks to Adam Garner, Ethan Frie, Jeff Hatfield, Ann Hicks, Larry Huey, Jennifer Huie, Joel McKell, Jim Mills, Nasser Sarfaraz, Marty Stringer, and Todd Wallace for making the event run smoothly and for supporting the nearly 5,700 referees who represent our program.