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OFFICIAL CAL SOUTH REFEREE UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010

octubre 07, 2010

Important Cal South State Referee Committee Announcements
Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Cal South SRC Announces Arturo Angeles
as the New State Director of Instruction

The Cal South State Referee Committee (SRC) is happy to announce the appointment of Arturo Angeles to the position of Cal South State Director of Instruction (SDI) effective immediately. Angeles steps into the position after serving as the State Director of Assessment and brings a resume loaded with experience at all levels of the game.

"We are excited to have Arturo step into this important role and look forward to him helping us elevate the level of instruction throughout every referee training being put out by Cal South," said Cal South State Referee Administrator George Noujaim. The announcement comes on the heels of Nasser Sarfaraz stepping down for personal and private reasons. "We thank Nasser for his service to the SRC and we will look to build upon the solid foundation he helped put in place."

Any candidates interested in contributing or future service on the SRC should contact George Noujaim, Cal South SRA, at gnoujaim@calsouth.com.

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Cal South Board of Directors Extends Risk Management Policy to Include Out-of-State Referees Officiating League Play

In a continued effort to provide a safe and secure environment for soccer throughout all of Cal South, the Cal South Board of Directors, upon feedback from member leagues, has decided to extend the Referee Risk Management Policy to include out-of-state referees officiating league play. The end result of this action is that referees who acquire their USSF certification in another state association, but who also officiate league play week-in and week-out within the boundaries of Cal South, will have to go through Cal South's required Risk Management process of "Live Scan" fingerprinting.

The initial policy implemented as of June 1, 2010 did not take into account the rise of out-of-state referees officiating multiple weekends of league play. Cal South and their State Referee Committee (SRC) will look to work within their network of referee associations, gaming circuits and certified assignors to adopt compliance of this new policy rollout.

*This policy extension does not impact Cal South-sanctioned tournaments which may bring in out-of-state referees for a lone weekend. Those referees need only to comply with the Risk Management requirements of their home state association.

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For the latest Official Referee Updates from Cal South or to learn more about Referee Education, please visit www.calsouth.com/en/referees/

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