In response to the growing issue of training and retaining quality referees, the USA Executive Board has taken a hard look at the reason for the referee shortage. Referees have cited concern for personal safety; inappropriate player, parent and spectator conduct and lack of respect as some of reasons for the referee shortage. The following measures will be implemented for the upcoming season:
Congratulations to Cape Coral Cyclones u13G’s team and Manasota’s U15B’s team who won the FYSA President’s Cup championship. They proudly represented the state of Florida, the USA soccer league and their respective clubs at the Region III Presidents Cup competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma last spring.
Chandler D. Hatcher
5 outstanding USA Soccer High School Seniors were honored at the Joan Judd luncheon on 6/4/17.
Mike Connell, Merritt Guthrie, USA Board Members and Greg Zak, USA Co-Administrator were on hand to present checks in the amount of $500 per player. A great afternoon was had by all.