SSBRA Members,

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

June GMM – Please join your fellow SSBRA members at the first General Membership Meeting for the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, June 27th, at NHS.

May F&W – The May Flag and Whistle has also been posted on the SSBRA website so please take a few minutes to read it as it contains the results of the voting for the Board and ByLaws changes from the May Annual General Membership meeting.  These minutes will be approved at the June meeting on Tuesday.

2017-2018 Season – If you are one of the few members who have not paid your 2017-2018 dues or submitted your 2017-2018 Returning Membership Application, please do so before the 1st so you do not end up on the “Do not Assign list.”

2017 Summer Tournaments – There are still 7 more summer tournaments between now and the start of the fall season and the Association needs your help covering all the matches.  Please open up your travel blocks so you can help cover some of the matches.  This will allow SSBRA to accept more fields at these tournaments.

Referee Professional Development – The next Referee Professional Development training course is on July 18th.  We had 33% of the SSBRA 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 SSBRA brings it right to your door step at NHS every month.   Since SSBRA 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 SSBRA members has upgraded over the last few years.  These is a fantastic story and everyone should be proud of this accomplishment.

Hope to see everyone on Tuesday.

Thanks.

Michael Hinz
President – SSBRA