Application to Referee ODP Championships
- 10 referees needed
- Expenses paid (plus stipend)
- Top referees selected to ODP Nationals
- Apply by November 15
January 4th – 8th represents the first opportunity for referees to represent Idaho at a regional event in 2018.
The Region IV ODP Championships return to Phoenix, Arizona for 2018. Idaho is looking for 10 referees to represent the Idaho referee community.
The Region IV ODP Championships takes the ODP teams from each state in Region IV (Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Eastern Washington, Oregon, California-North, California-South, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana) to determine who is the best in the 13U-17U age groups. ODP teams are a sort of all-star team selected from all the US Youth players in the respective states. The champions of the Region IV ODP Championships qualify to the US Youth ODP National Championships. The top referees at the Region IV ODP Championships are selected to represent Region IV at the ODP National Championships.
Referees who are selected will be expected to arrive to Phoenix, Arizona by Thursday, January 4, 2018 and leave after games complete on Monday, January 8, 2018. Idaho Youth Soccer Association will reimburse referees up to $250 for transportation to and from the event. US Youth Soccer (USYS) Region IV will cover the referee’s hotel room. Meals will be provided or covered by a $25 per diem from USYS Region IV. USYS Region IV will also provide a stipend of $150 for any referee who is available for assignment for the entire event.
To be considered for selection, referees will be expected to have shown a commitment to refereeing events sanctioned and hosted by Idaho Youth Soccer Association. Referees who are selected will be expected to participate in training (in-person/hosted online) and testing prior to attendance at the ODP Region IV Championships.
Applications must be made by November 15, 2017.
If you have further questions, contact Alex Jones, Idaho’s State Youth Referee Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org