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Young Referee of the Year - Nomination Form

Requirements to Apply:

An individual may be nominated and selected as the Administrator of the Year for extraordinary accomplishments in the administration of soccer if the individual:

(1) was certified as a Federation referee during the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated;

(2) is certified or being certified as a Federation referee during the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated;

(3) during those two seasonal years, refereed games primarily for US Youth Soccer, and FYSA sanctioned tournaments; and

(4) did not reach 19 years of age prior to that August 1 immediately before the beginning of the seasonal year for which the individual is being nominated.

Individual/Organization Submitting Nomination:


Responses to each of the following 3 criteria should be kept to a maximum of 500 words and completed in the provided space below:

1) Personal Development:
How and when did the nominated referee get involved with soccer?  How has the referee’s involvement with soccer shaped his/her character? Does the referee display moral and ethical behavior on and off the field? What steps has the nominee taken to improve upon his or her referee knowledge of the game?

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2) Promoting the game:
What steps has the referee taken to further advance the game and all who participate? Does the referee participate in soccer outside his or her position as a referee (i.e. player, coach, or volunteer)? Has the referee created relationships within the community to promote the game? Be specific.

Spell Check

3) Community Involvement:
Has the referee demonstrated leadership within the community? Give examples. What other activities, aside from soccer, is the referee involved in? What impact has his or her involvement had on the community?

Spell Check

Letters of recommendation can be uploaded (PDF Format Only) below. No more than three letters will be accepted. 

Please complete all the necessary fields above before submitting the nomination form. The winners will be forwarded for regional nomination and possible national nomination as the US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year. Regional nominees will be brought in and honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala.