Youth Referee Camp is back in action!!! The week of June 28th – July 3rd SFYS successfully completed the 1st of 8 youth referee camps over the next 2-3 years, under the auspices of our US Soccer Foundation Innovate To Grow grant. It was a huge success; 31 youth participants completed the week-long training ranging… Read More Youth Referee Camp, Palo Alto Edition: Run it Back!
Referee: Andy Madley Age: 37 Years as A Referee: 14 years First Game in the EPL: Watford vs Bournemouth – March 31st 2018 Match: Sheffield United vs Newcastle Review: This time we take a look at Andy Madley as he holds the whistle at Bramall Lane. Madley has been an official in the EPL for… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020-2021 Week 18: Andy Madley
Referee: Simon Hooper Age: 38 Years as A Referee: 12 years First Game in the EPL: Norwich City vs Crystal Palace – 2015 Match: Leeds vs Newcastle Review: Simon Hooper has been officiating soccer in England since 2008. He has only done 26 premier league matches but has over 1,000 games officiated between all the… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 16: Simon Hooper
Referee: Darren England Age: 51 Years as A Referee: 10 years First Game in the EPL: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United – 12/21/2019 Match: Newcastle vs Westbromwich Albion Review: In this weekends breakdown of referee review we take a look at Darren England and his match of Week 12, for this season’s premier… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 12: Darren England
SFYS has heavily invested in the referee program for the city. We say the city because many of the youth referees that you see at your Rec and Upper House games also referee other leagues of play and local tournaments. So, we have heavily invested in referees that directly benefit soccer across the city. Did… Read More Is there a referee assigned to your game?
This post is falling under several different categories, and for good reason. They are all tied together with regards to supporting the decision of the official. You probably have done it, you know someone who definitely does it on the sideline of the game: Questioning the referee or a ‘come on ref’ comment here and… Read More Supporting the decision