Congratulations to midfielder, Patrick Johanson of Marin FC 97 Boys Blue, for making the 2014 All American Western Conference team that will play in the High School All-American game in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 13, 2014.
Petaluma Youth Soccer League has graciously stepped up to host an Entry Level Referee class. Space is limited.
The course will be held over three days, starting the evening of Friday evening October 24, and continuing the following Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. To register click here and follow the instructions.
Project Play Africa recently teamed up with One World Futbol to deliver 11,700 of the most durable soccer balls in the world to a mud-brick warehouse in Niger, one of the poorest countries on the planet. That was enough balls to positively affect the lives of more than 70,000 children from 1,400 schools.
Please join us on Wednesday September 17 at 7pm at Marin Academy for a presentation, given by former Bay Area resident and Peace Corps Volunteer, Mike Mitchell, about how soccer balls have been helping to eliminate poverty and violence in Africa since 2008.
The following video was featured in a recent US Soccer Referee Department Update:
Each year, thousands of boys and girls become referees for the first time. Being a referee can be a very rewarding experience, but it's important that new referees have the support of their families. This video will focus on helpful tips for the parents of new referees. Watch
The Fall season is almost upon us and we have a bunch of recently qualified Marin FC player referees. They’ve all played competitive soccer, so they know the game – but when they step on the field for the first time as a referee, it’s a whole different ball game.
Here are a few thoughts on being successful out of the gate, because unfortunately, refereeing is the only profession I know where perfection is demanded from the outset, with steady improvement expected thereafter!