Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

State Referee Committee

The State Referee Committee (SRC) is responsible for leading the State Referee Association in promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's referee initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within their jurisdiction. 

This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Establishing a technical and administrative network that is responsive and accountable
  • Assisting in the appointment of positions within the State Referee Association
  • Preparing an annual budget and reporting financial details as required
  • Supporting the development of high performing and up-and-coming officials

With the exception of the Administrative Assistant, all members of the SRC are unpaid volunteers who commit their free time to support these goals.

Anne Wright should be the first point of contact for all questions regarding the Georgia Soccer Referee Program. If needed, she will forward your question or concern to the appropriate member(s) of the SRC.

State Referee Committee Members

Referee Administrative Assistant Anne Wright
Chris Heintzman
Vice President - Youth
Vice President - Adult
State Director - Women's Mentoring
 

SRC Position Descriptions 

The Referee Administrative Assistant is a full time employee at the Georgia Soccer office. She is the administrative assistant for the State Referee Committee.

  • Responding to emails and phone calls regarding the Georgia Soccer Referee Program
  • Verifying and processing registration records
  • Distributing badges, books and other referee materials as needed
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with the U.S. Soccer Referee Department

The State Referee Administrator is responsible for overseeing the administrative and technical needs of the State Referee Association.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verifying and processing registration records
  • Upgrading and downgrading officials as needed
  • Recruiting and retaining officials to ensure coverage on all affiliate games
  • Coordinating the duties and efforts of the State Director of Instructions, State Director of Assessment, State Director of Assignment and State Director of Women's Mentoring
  • Distributing badges, books and other referee materials as needed
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with the U.S. Soccer Referee Department
  • Assuming the responsibilities of the State Referee Committee should one not exist in the State Referee Association

The State Youth Referee Administrator is responsible for overseeing the administrative and technical needs of the State Referee Association specific to referee grades as designated by U.S. Soccer. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verifying and processing registration records
  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for officials
  • Supporting the Grassroots needs of the State Referee Association
  • Coordinate the duties and efforts of the Director of the Referee Academy

The State Director of Assessment is responsible for developing an assessor network and overseeing the assessment needs of the State Referee Association. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for assessors
  • Developing in-service training materials for assessors
  • Working with the State Direction of Instruction in the development of in-service training materials for officials
  • Assisting with the assignment of assessors in support of officials committed to advancement and development

The State Director of Instruction is responsible for developing an instructor network and overseeing the instruction needs of the State Referee Association.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for instructors
  • Developing in-service training materials for instructors
  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for officials
  • Working with the State Direction of Assessment in the development of in-service training materials for officials
  • Providing clarification on the interpretation and application of the Laws of the Game

The State Director of Assignment is responsible for developing an assignor network that meets the needs of the State Referee Association. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with assignors and competitions
  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for assignors
  • Developing in-service training materials for assignors​

The State Referee Chair is responsible for acting as a liaison between the State Referee Committee and the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors.

This includes:

  • Attending all Georgia Soccer Board of Director meetings as a voting member, acting on behalf of, speaking for, and representing the consensus and wishes of the State Referee Committee
  • Work with the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors, Georgia Soccer staff, and the State Referee Committee to create an approved budget and maintain up-to-date financial records
  • Should there be a tie for a State Referee Committee vote, cast the tie breaking vote
  • Plan, organize and set agenda items for State Referee Committee meetings

g

Close