How To Become A Referee
Rules Of Competition
Grand Valley Soccer Association
Midwest Regional League
National Premier League
If you would like to have a mentor observe your game and give you feedback, contact Jack Wolf or anyone listed in the "Contact Us" section. Typically, mentors are more available than assessors. The feedback is written, and is available to you and the mentor(s).
USSF Mentors with GVSOA: We want you to be at games to assist as many referees as possible. Mentor assignments are primarily from Jack Wolf and John Corbett. If you are asked by a referee to mentor at a game, please contact Jack for prior approval. If you have any questions, please contact Jack.
At the conclusion of the game, discuss your observations with the referee and crew. Give the referee written feedback on the form immediately, or via attachment with e-mail within 24 hours of the game. Both are acceptable, but your written observations should PROMPTLY go to the referee. If you need more forms, please contact John Corbett or Jack Wolf, and we will send one to you. Please remember to send a copy of your feedback to the District Director of Assessments at email@example.com.
GVSOA and GVSA Mentoring Guidelines
Effective May, 2011
If you would like an assessor to observe your game, and give you feedback, and do not know an assessor to ask, contact John Corbett, District Director of Assessments (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make those arrangements. If you know an assessor, the request can be made directly to the assessor. This assessment is informal (Developmental and Guidance), and a copy of the assessment is sent to the State Director of Assessments and the District Director of Assessments. The assessment is geared toward the performance of the referee, with feedback to the assistant referees.
If you believe you are ready for an upgrade assessment, contact the State Director of Assessments. For the contact information, requirements, and form go to www.michiganreferee.org, then to "Tools" then click on "Upgrading".