Joe Balazs is the Columbia ARA, Area Referee Administrator.
The SRC is very grateful and fortunate to have a volunteer of Joe’s caliber. He is a very active and experienced state referee (USSF). He continues to contribute as a soccer official in the NFHS (high school) and NISOA (college).
Joe will work on behalf of the Mid-State referees and work with the SRC to develop, recruit, instruct and train US Soccer referees to reach their peak potential.
Additionally, the Mid-State will pursue performance excellence and fraternal cohesion through the formation of a Mid-State referee association.
Senior referees, mentors, instructors, assignors and assessors along with every grass root referee need to contribute to the association and benefit from such an organization.
Joe’s contact information can be found on SC Referees under Contacts and ARA’s. See the blue Columbia banner.