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The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

elevating the officiating experience for all

WE ARE ON A MISSION.

It’s time for a change in how games feel in youth sports. We believe transformation is possible through building a better officiating ecosystem. From addressing sideline behavior to supporting and developing competent, capable referees, our integrative model will ensure your game days reflect a positive working and playing environment for players and referees alike.​

OUR MODEL

We are creating a connected community through referee talent and supporting organizations. We drive our innovative solutions by activating three pillars: thought-leadership, community partnerships, and integrative programs and services.

Elevating the Officiating Ecosystem

INTEGRATED PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Community Partnerships

THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP

TAILORED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.

Our referee management and development services reflect each client’s unique needs. From crafting a strategic referee engagement plan that grows your community’s pipeline to providing a sophisticated development pathway that matches officials to game level, our model will position your organization as an action-oriented, referee-friendly community.

INTEGRATED PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
ORGANIZATIONS

Leveraging our proven model and a collaborative approach, we design customized referee management programs to help clubs attract and sustain a community of well-qualified and committed referees. We develop strategies and execution plans for recruitment, skill development, and retention—making your club an attractive place to work (and play).

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
ASSIGNORS

Our comprehensive referee development programs, integrated referee management services, referee advocacy efforts, and community partnerships are helping us build a strong, reliable, and sustainable referee-centric community. Alongside these efforts, we work with assignors to attract and retain qualified and committed referees for their clubs, as well as manage the administrative tasks, so that they can focus on assigning.

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
REFEREES

Whether you are new to officiating and need help navigating the certification process or you are an experienced referee looking to perfect your mechanics and elevate your field presence, we have a development program and support network for you. Our programs and services are aimed at empowering referees to thrive in their role. This includes ongoing development and support opportunities, positive working environments, transparent and fair assigning practices, competitive pay, and being part of a referee-centric community.

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

Community Partnerships

BETTER TOGETHER

We believe officiating issues are solvable when the sports community participates in the solution together. Our local and national collaborators are key partners who demonstrate commitment and put action behind bettering the referee experience for all. Learn how to become a collaborator in this important work to elevate game day for all.

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
INNOVATIVE & DETERMINED

Our organization is on a mission to build a better officiating ecosystem so we can solve the referee shortage for good. It takes innovative, outside-the-box initiatives that aren’t always easy. Are you tired of hearing about the problem with no action behind real solutions? Our founder is driven by the ancient Chinese Proverb: The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. We believe in doing the right thing, even when it’s hard. Interested in leading the change?

THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP

The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program
The Referee Advocates, Minnesota youth soccer referee management, training, development program

We are all about connecting resources that help ORGANIZATIONS, assignors, and referees work cohesively to better the sport of soccer in Minnesota.

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