Advanced Referee Group

The Advanced Referee Group provides targeted instruction and training for match officials who regularly work top competitive and recreational youth matches and amateur matches throughout the state and wish to improve their knowledge and skill in officiating soccer.  The Advanced Referee Group also serves as an identification process for potential Elite Referee Development Group match officials.

The Advanced Referee Group will convene two times per year at Development Academy Pre-Season sessions and the statewide CNRA Referee Academy Meeting, where targeted instruction will be provided by leading instructors and referee coaches in the state.  Additionally, match officials in the Advanced Referee Group will receive monthly training and instructional material from CNRA to continue increasing their knowledge throughout the year.

Selection Process

Match officials in the Advanced Referee Group are chosen by CNRA senior leadership in consultation with CNRA Regional Referee Coordinators, National Referee Coaches, CNRA mentors, instructors, assessors and assignors throughout the state.