Youth Soccer Referees

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Referee Academy

Referee Training 

Last year we offered the Referee Academy lead by Veronica Brito.  Ms. Brito is a decorated USSF Grade 4 professional referee who will be bringing her vast experience to Bethesda Park to train referees.  Beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2013 referees from all areas are invited to come and train on a weekly basis with Ms. Brito.   The training cost will be paid for by myrefassignor and is free to all referees who will commit to attending on a weekly basis.    

The training sessions are similar to a soccer practice but focus on referee mechanics.  Participants learn the FIFA Laws of the Game, referee positioning, foul recognition, mechanics, positioning, game management and fitness.  If you are interested in improving your referee skills the “Referee Academy” is for you.

Our goal is to have approximately 30 referees in each training session.  Mr. Brito is bringing with her a group of referees who have already been training as a group on Wednesday nights.  The group consists of referees of all ages and grades.  Several of you may know and have worked with Jaron Smith, grade 7, who is a regular participant committed to improving his skills. 

WHEN: (Currently this class is not being offered)

WHERE: Bethesda Park - Parks Field, 225 Bethesda Church Rd  Lawrenceville, GA 30044

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT - For more information or to reserve your spot please email Ken Flynn at


Veronica Lorena Brito Brito
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
USSF Grade: 4

Veronica Lorena Brito Brito has been selected as the first Development USSF Academy Referee of the Week for the 2010-11 Academy Season. She receives this recognition for an exemplary performance in the U-17/18 game between South Conference opponents Concorde Fire and Richmond Kickers on Sept. 11. Brito, originally from Mexico City, began officiating in 1996 as an indoor soccer referee. By 2000, she had worked her way to the outdoor game. Her decade-long career in Mexico culminated not only with appearances in the men’s professional leagues but also with the distinguishing honor of a FIFA referee badge from 2004-2006. For Brito, who became a U.S. Soccer Federation referee in 2007, refereeing is a passion. In addition to Development Academy matches, she has also officiated matches in W-League, WPS League and PDL.  In addition to her professional soccer league experience Veronica works as a NCAA and GSSA referee.   

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