SBSRA Members,

Your Board is pleased to announce that SBSRA has been selected to serve SBPSL as the Referee Association of record for their Division 40 in addition to their Open Division which SBSRA has been providing Referees for several years.  This announcement concludes several months of proposal activities and is a two year contract between the two Associations and is effective immediately.    Your Board is very pleased that SBSRA was selected and we appreciate the fact and are proud of our members who actually made this award possible by doing a great job for the Open Division and its players.   The Board will provide more information as it becomes available.

Michael Hinz
President – SBSRA

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Its great to report that one of our own, Chris Nevil, has been published in the August edition of the NASO Member Edition of the”Referee” magazine.  Chris’ article covers a half page of the magazine and a good read.  Take a minute and read it.  I guess you could even bring your copy to the next SBSRA meeting to get it autographed…   Congratulations Chris!!

The two weekend long Galaxy Coastal Classic tournament held in the South Bay is just two weeks away.  Please get ready to cover a ton of matches.

2017 US Youth Soccer (USYS) Farwest Regional Championship – Three SBSRA Members were invited to Referee at the USYS Farwest Regional Championships in Seattle Washington.  Please join the SBSRA Board in congratulating Karen Callado-Ferreira, Yoel Miller,  and Michael Takeda for being selected by Cal South to referee in this championship tournament.

Referee Professional Development – The next Referee Professional Development training course is on July 18th.  We had 33% of the SBSRA membership at the June RPD and it would be great to continue to grow that number.  There is no better Physical Fitness or Advanced Referee eduction program available and SBSRA brings it right to your door step at NHS every month.   Since SBSRA started to host the RPDs at NHS, the number of referees holding USSF grade 7 or higher has increased from less than 7% to 45%.  That means that almost 1 out of every 2 SBSRA members has upgraded over the last few years.  These is a fantastic story and everyone should be proud of this accomplishment.

2017 Tournament Season – We are in the final push in the 2017 Tournament season so please keep your mileage limits updated in Arbiter. We have an increasing number of games to cover and if your mileage is too restrictive then you will not be eligible for those assignments.

    Date               Tournament                                                                               Location

July 15-16           Fullerton Rangers Tournament                                                        Fullerton  – Complete

July 22-23          Galaxy Coastal Classic – Girl’s                                                         South Bay

July 29-30          Galaxy Coastal Classic – Boy’s                                                         South Bay

August 19-20      CVU Summer Classic                                                                       Moorpark/Thousand Oaks

August 26-27     Moorpark/Thousand Oaks Classic                                                     Moorpark/Thousand Oaks

September 2-3    Simi Valley Labor Day Invitational                                                    Simi Valley

Hope to see everyone on Tuesday at the RPD.


Michael Hinz
President – SBSRA