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Jul, 2021

NJYS State Cups Provide Forum for Referee Training and Development

Photo: Danielle Cornetta, Justin Saporito and Kenny Freeman were selected for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series in Sarasota, Florida.

Eight Referees Represent NJYS at the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Events

While teams prepared to compete in the finals of the NJ Youth Soccer State Cups, the NJ State Referee Committee provided referees with a unique opportunity for continuing education to officials who were specially selected for the cup. 

Referees throughout the state came together through a series of webinars to study key topics and points of emphasis for the competitions, while learning more about the laws of the game. The training series was designed to assist referees with game management while ensuring referees throughout the state were getting consistent, and up-to-date instruction as the game of soccer transforms. During the State Cups Finals, games were evaluated by a Referee Mentor from the NJ State Referee Committee. This allowed each referee to receive coaching and mentorship from the games.

“NJ Youth Soccer is grateful to work alongside the NJ State Referee Committee in providing a forum for referee development through our State Cups competitions,” said Ryan Foley, NJYS Manager of Communications and Strategy. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of the New Jersey Referees this summer, and we wish them the best at these prestigious National competitions.”

New Jersey was proudly represented by 13 referees at the Eastern Presidents Cup and 20 Referees at the Eastern Regional Championships. Based on outstanding on-the-field performances, five NJ referees were selected to officiate at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Des Moines, Iowa and three NJ referees were selected for the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Sarasota, Florida.

Magda Zwierzchowski, the SYAC of the Referee Committee, congratulated the referees who represented New Jersey at US Youth Soccer regional and national events this summer.

“The NJSRC is proud that our officials conducted themselves with utmost professionalism at State Cup competitions and Regional events this summer,” said Magda. “The [referee’s] preparation off the field translated into top performances on the field; as evidence in having eight New Jersey officials selected to represent the state at US Youth Soccer national events. We are thrilled to have NJYS alongside us to ensure further development and success of our referee program.”

Congratulations to the NJ Referees Selected for the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup!

Marisa Brandon

Caleb Firl

Cristhian Gonzalez

Marissa Paolini

Samuel Sayles

Congratulations to the NJ Referees Selected for the US Youth Soccer National Championships!

Danielle Cornetta

Justin Saporito

Kenny Freeman

The NJ State Referee Committee (NJSRC) provides education, training, and development for soccer officials through the US Soccer Federation Referee Program. Additionally, the NJSRC identifies referees for state tournaments such as the NJYS State Cups. For information on the NJ State Referee Committee or becoming a referee, please visit njrefs.com.

To find out more information about New Jersey Youth Soccer or to contact us directly, please email [email protected]njyouthsoccer.com. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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