Byte Size Coaching
Byte Size Coaching is customized, complete age- and developmentally-specific training tool purchased by FWSA to assist our coaches who have little or no formal certification as a coach. The overall objective of the program is to keep it simple and appropriate and is designed to help time-challenged coaches. The program assists the coach in their enjoyment of "coaching" by providing sessions that are fun, developmentally-stimulating to the children and develops for all a "Love for the Game."
Evaluate your Referee
The Federal Way Referee Association has a great mentoring program for their referees. However, sometimes it is difficult for them to know which referees are doing a great job and who could use a bit of mentoring. If you have time, they encourage you to evaluate your referee (within 15 days of the game). They welcome good evaluations as well as constructive evaluations. Please follow the instructions below for using the South King County Referee website to evaluate a referee.
Click on “Evaluation” in the left column.
Then you can refine your search by clicking on the down arrows on the screen. The first arrow select “youth”. The next arrow select “M” for male or “F” for female. The next arrow is for the age ie: “U10”. Then by the “Show” tab I like to select “25” or “50” rows to display at one time and then click on “Show”. Once you find your game, click on the game number. You can initiate an Evaluation of an individual Referee by clicking on the symbol in the same row as the Referee.
Will My Game Have Referees?
The South King County Soccer Referees Association (SKCSRA) has now updated their website so that coaches have the ability to see if their particular game has referee(s) or not. It will not tell who the referee(s) are, just if the game has referee(s) assigned. Go to www.skcsra.org; click on “Information”; then “Match Inquiry”. In the box above the client column type “FWSA”; in the box above the level column type your age bracket (example: U10). You must have a zero before single age years such as U07, U08, & U09). Then click on the “Show” button to the right. If a green circle with OK in the middle appears, then the game has a referee. If there is a blue square with a circle in it then there is no referee assigned as yet.
You can now check this website before you leave for your game so you will know if you need to be prepared to supply your own referee.
For more information and to access valuable coaching resources, please visit http://www.district-3.org
ALL Levels of the Federal Way Soccer Games are assigned through the SKCSRA website.
Our system is a ‘Self-Assigning’ one that enables you to choose the games that fit you the best… Our Assignors will monitor the games you take to make sure your experience level is inline with the game(s) to ensure that the players will benefit from having you as a referee for their game.
Starting in September, the FWSRA will have Monthly Meetings the third Wednesday of each month at Saghalie Middle School. (See FWSRA Calendar) Please note the dates on your calendar so you can obtain your required training hours. Remember, you need to have five (5) hours of continuing referee education/training each year in order re-certify annually. FWSRA will have one monthly meeting (Third Wednesday of November) to conduct re-certification written testing.
FWSRA will offer a Grade 8 Referee Clinic in the spring and fall. Please refer to the FWSRA Calendar for details of location and dates. Please let your friends and relatives know about the clinic so they can get pre-registered on line at the FWSRA Home Page to become a referee. We need adults as well as youth referees so encourage everyone you know. It is very important that clinic participants pre-register through the online system so that we can make sure to have enough staff on hand to accommodate the size of the clinic.
We at FWSRA strive to provide the very best in referees here in Federal Way and with your continued support we can obtain that goal. Thank you for supporting soccer in Federal Way.
Federal Way Soccer Referees Association President