This event will serve two purposes: the Special General Meeting to announce the agenda of the Annual Geneal Meeting, as well as a IRT Session on the New Interpretation of Handball.
Handball has always been a tricky topic for new and experienced referees, and the Law interpretation can vary significantly. Come learn how the law is asked to be interpreted!
Dr. Laurie Fisher will come and talk to the group about the importance of the warm-up prior to the game, and the cool down after the game. Get your body ready for the game, and ready for proper recovery post-match.
Was the foul inside the area? Was it outside? Are you positioned correctly to make the call? What is the call?
Come and learn about Penalty kicks and Kicks from the Penalty Mark protocols at this engaging session!
Our next session will be held on January 17th at 7:00 PM at Scouts Hall and it will cover the topic of Optimal Line Of Vision.
This is new content that was disseminated at the Canada Soccer Referee Program Update at which Richard Sansregret attended in the fall.
This should be a great lesson!
Teams expect the best of the referee crew, every game. The teamwork between officials assigned to the game is imperative. A strong teamwork between crew members will make calls easier to make, the "selling" much better, and avoid confusion between teams, and referees.
Oh, the shades of red. What is a send off, what is a caution. What is no caution!
Topic: Professionalism: Prepping for the Big Tournament
Instructor: Richard Sansregret
Open to: CDSRA members and those in attendance at the pre-tournament meeting
Time: 7:45-8:45 PM (Immediately following the pre-tournament meeting)
Location: Scouts Hall
Are you 10 yards away from play? Is your angle right to catch the foul? Are you too deep on the pitch? Are you afraid to enter the Penalty Area? Gain instant credibility by being at the right place, at the right time. You'll sell calls with much more ease when you are are right there.
This session is very important in your developing career. It can make your games a breeze by knowing where and when to be present.
Was it a trip? Was he holding? Did he push? Did he play the ball first? What force did he use? Is there advantage possible? These decision have to be made in micros seconds on the pitch. Come out to this session and sharpen your eyes and mind as to what IS a foul in soccer. This will most certainly help you grow on the pitch, and earn solid respect from players and coaches alike.
Come and learn to deal with challenging situations using your verbal and non-verbal communications. What to do, What to say, What not to say, how to say it, Where to position yourself...
Improve your game by sharpening the way you deal with problem players and coaches, and find proper action to resolve and mitigate these situations.
This years AGM will be taking place at 7pm on April 5th, 2018 in the Gibson Room, Scouts Canada Service Centre. We would ask that Members take the time to attend this meeting. We will be reviewing the past year and approving our budget for 2018. Also, three executive positions will be up for nomination/election.
Please submit your name or the name of a person you wish to nominate for any of these positions.
Hello CDSRA Members,
We will be hosting an IRT session this coming March 20th, 2018 at the Calgary Soccer Center on the North Field; from 6:00 - 7:15 pm. This IRT session will be focusing on preparing for the upcoming fitness tests, and will also include movement drills to help for the upcoming outdoor season.
Hope to see you all there.
As per organization bylaws; we shall be hosting our Special General Meeting (SGM) ahead of the Annual General Meeting.
This year's SGM will be held from 7-7:15 ahead of the Indoor Provincials Pre-Competition meeting which will take place immediately afterwards.
Topic: Regional to Provincial Upgrade Class
Open to: All referees
Time: 10:00-12:00 PM
Location: Boardroom, Calgary Soccer Centre
Have you ever considered becoming a Provincial Referee? The CDSRA is putting on a Provincial Upgrade Preparation class and all referees are welcome to attend. We will be covering what steps you need to take to become a Provincial Referee in Alberta and will finish with a test on the Laws of the Game.
Boarding remains one of the most challenging decision to make while officiating Indoor Soccer. Is it Caution? Is it Send Off? Is the player's safety at risk? Who made contact? Is the discipline a result of the action or the outcome? Can the player protect himself? At what velocity do you consider it endangering the safety of the player? Is every contact near the boards a boarding call?