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
Sam is a Rock Hill native, who began playing soccer at the age of 16 in the Rock Hill Youth League for Ian Davidson. Sam’s first stint as a soccer referee was in the Georgia Tech intermural league in Atlanta GA. He returned home to attend, play soccer at and graduate from Winthrop College, lettering in 1979. It was that same year Sam began officiating high school soccer for Jim Casada. Soon after Sam began officiating USSF matches and his college career commenced in 1985. Sam was the referee area assignor in Rock Hill and a coach for the Rock Hill Select Soccer Club/Discoveries for nearly two decades. During that time he upgraded to grade 7 referee, became a NISOA assessor and assignor and an USSF assessor and served as Rock Hill’s first ARA. Sam was dedicated to the game at all levels. He was perpetually asking open ended questions and wanted his players and referees to dissect the match and/or the Laws and, always, asking everyone to think, “Tell me this….” He tirelessly pursued excellence in all his roles and was a true mentor to players and referees both youth and adult. Sam was and is loyal. He attended every first round NCAA tournament soccer match the Winthrop Eagles qualified for in the last 20 years. Sam left the playing fields to concentrate on and dedicate his efforts to Tucker Ornamental Iron and Steel Works, his family business. Congratulations, Sam, a true soccer treasure in York County and South Carolina.