North Texas Women’s Referee Scholarship Program

The NTSSA Women's Referee Scholarship will be awarded to an energetic female who has an interest in becoming a referee or assistant referee. The scholarship is for $100. The recipient will be reimbursed for the referee class upon successful completion of the course; you will also receive your 2013 Referee Badge. The balance of the $100 may be used for the purchase of the referee uniform.

We will write a letter to your local referee assignor asking them to put you on the assignment list. It will be up to you to follow-up with an introduction and to communicate your availability.

To submit an entry for consideration, please write a one-page letter giving your reasons why you believe you would deserve this scholarship. Please include in your letter some of the following items:

  1. Why you are a “Referee Want-To-Be” or a “Referee Want-To-Be-Better?” 
  2. Where you are from, and what your plans are for the future?
  3. Tell us your soccer history.
  4. Tell us why you would deserve to win this scholarship.

Entries should be sent to:

North Texas State Soccer Association 
ATTN: Women's Referee Scholarship Program 
Mary Jesse Guerra
1740 South I-35, Suite 105 
Carrollton, TX 75006

Below are the requirements of the award:

  • Attend one of the referee classes available on or before Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Pass the exam to obtain a 2013 referee patch.
  • Be available as referee and assistant referee at one (1) adult women's game per week for one full year (fall 2013 through spring 2014). We strongly recommend that you also be available to do youth games so that you may gain the necessary knowledge to move up the experience ladder.
  • Must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Should be in excellent physical condition.

We need more female referees. In fact, we simply need more referees. If additional information is required, please email Mary Jesse Guerra.

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