Officials Turn Out for
Area 17 Referee Clinic



Area 17, serving the associations of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Ennis, Ferris, Lancaster, Midlothian, Oak Cliff, Red Oak and Waxahachie, held an in-service clinic on Aug., 25 at Grimes Park in DeSoto. The clinic focused on Law 11, Offside, as viewed from the Assistant Refereeā€™s perspective.

Referees from a number of associations participated both in a review of key components of Law 11 and a field drill reinforcing key aspects of the review. Participants were also provided immediate feedback regarding their skills (what they did well and what they need to improve on) as a result of their field activities.

On hand to assist with the clinic training were Richard Oishei, Area Administrator; Fred Hiler, Chairnman of the North Texas Soccer State Referee Committee; and Cathy Collins, Association Referee Assignor.

The clinic will be repeated at various area association venues throughout the remainder of the year, reaching all registered Area 17 referees for 2012-13. Clinic location information will be posted, as available, on the Facebook page of the Best Southwest Referee Association.


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