The South Carolina State Referee Committee (SRC)
You may have asked yourself at one time or another, what is the SRC? The SRC is the organization sanctioned by the USSF for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer’s initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within the South Carolina jurisdiction. The SRC collects your money and decides how best to spend it in support of those initiatives and programs. Approximately one half of the money collected is turned over to the USSoccer organization. For a more detailed explanation of the SRC Click Here
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Positioning & Reading the Game.
“The best position is one from which the referee can make the correct decision.” The pregame conference should be productive, useful and create a cohesive officiating team.
Referees: Work Rate (Effort)(Finish your run)
Angle of View/See between players
AR’s: Second to Last Defender (STLD) or ball, whichever is closest to the Goal Line
Eye contact (teammate support)
Relevant/proper signal flag mechanics (teammate communication)
Finish your run
Precision, Discipline and Vigilance
Soccer has been integral in the life of Lizzy Shegda. With three older siblings playing, her earliest memories are at the soccer field with a ball at her feet. She started playing the game at age four, travelling with a variety of clubs, earning accolades in high school, and, ultimately, earning a college scholarship to the College of St. Rose in New York, where she graduated in 2010 with a degree in Special Education. Initially, at the age of 14, refereeing was an appealing way to earn money, while balancing school and sports; however, post-college, it’s her respect for the game that motivates her interest to succeed as a referee.
In 2014, Lizzy moved from her hometown of Yardley, PA to Charleston, SC to fulfill a teaching position. Refereeing was a practical complement to her teaching profession, as well as a connection to her beloved soccer community. As a novice referee in 2014, she accepted any and every game offered to her to gain exposure and experience. Lizzy fondly admits her preference, at that time, to ref the U-8 games because of the teaching component. She appreciated interacting with new players and helping them navigate the rules of the game.
Eventually, Lizzy had a taste of higher caliber play and made a commitment to developing her talents as a referee. Thanks to a supportive team of referees and mentors, Lizzy participated in 2018 and 2019 regional play. Her most notable accomplishment during the 2019 games in Baton Rouge was her placement on the Championship Referee Team and recognition as Top 25 Assistant Referees. Most recently, Lizzy earned her Regional Referee license.
Lizzy is humbled by her journey. She is proud of her knowledge of the game, work ethic, field vision and the confidence of her peers. It is exciting to represent women in this male-dominated field and she only looks forward to bigger and better challenges.