‘Fast Track’ refers to talent identification of referees by Area Referee Administrators (ARA), the senior referee network, assessors and state administrators.  Fast Track candidates are judged to be exceptional based on observed, documented and verified match management performances.  The typical criteria are experience, soccer IQ, fitness, positioning, bearing and understanding of the Law.  Fast Track candidates are subject to State Referee Administrator (SRA) final approval prior to pursuing accelerated upgrading.