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Soccer Referee Badge      SOLD OUT

SFSRA Referee BadgeWear this colorful referee badge with pride. It is the ideal solution for officiating soccer games that are not affiliated with the USSF, including high school, Special Olympics and recreation leagues. The badge is backed with velcro for ready application to any referee jersey.

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SFSRA Flipping Coin

SFSRA Flipping Coin "Yellow or Red?"
"Amarillo o Rojo?"
...your call!
The New SFSRA Flipping Coin

This coin is the real thing! Solid metal and large size (diameter of 1.5 inches / 3.9 cm) make it easy to toss and catch, and help you make a professional first impression.

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Fox 40 Whistle and Lanyard $9.00

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Books

Robert Evans Authors Book for Soccer Referees

Youth Sports Publishing has introduced a new book for soccer referees titled "For the Good of the Game." This book is an excellent resource for referees at all levels. Modern techniques of soccer officiating are exposed through the eyes of seasoned professional Bob Evans and Edward Bellion.

Here are some of the helpful topics:

  • The Art of Refereeing
  • Preparing for the Game
  • Setting the Tone for the Game
  • Recognition of Fouls and Misconduct
  • The Mysteries of Offside Revealed
  • Use and Misuse of Advantage
  • Free-Kicks
  • Control of the Game
  • Movement of the Referee
  • Preventive Refereeing
  • Fitness
  • The Mental Factors

Here is what others are saying:

"'For the Good of the Game' is an indispensable guide for a beginning referee, while giving the experienced referee another perspective to think about. The reader will be enlightened in the tactical and technical aspects of the game, and about the relationship between player and refereee. Brilliantly written, it fills a void in referee development as it challenges the individual to question his or her approach to the game. It is a must read...for referees at an level who want to take their task seriously."
Angelo N. Bratsis, FIFA Special Award Recipient, Norwood, MA

"...an excellent balance between techniques, preparation, orchestration and analysis, coupled with sound advice, guidance and lessons gained from experience...The material will be a god-send to inquiring minds of referees and a boon to referee instructors (because it's all there for them on a plate!) The style is simple and encouraging, forming a genuinely practical tome."
Ken Ridden, Referee Department, The Football Association, London

"Everything you say is so true...every soccer organization should make this book compulsory reading for its members at all levels"
Ron Newman, "The Dean of U.S. Soccer Coaches"

The book includes modern techniques and practical wisdom for today's soccer referee. Check the supplier websites for pricing of this 328-page resource. Quantity discounts available through Youth Sports Publishing for referee instructors and leagues. The book is available for purchase through either Youth Sports Publishing or Amazon.com.

Youth Sports Publishing specializes in creating useful educational materials for the coach, referee and soccer administrator. YSP is the distributor of USSF educational material including official USSF books and videos. They also are the exclusive distributors of coaching material for USSF licensing.

AUTHORS BIOGRAPHY
Robert Evans, Ph.D.

Robert Evans grew up near Swansea in South Wales, and played soccer in the local youth and senior leagues. Graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Geology, he emigrated to Canada to pursue his studies, earning a Master of Science degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was in Nova Scotia that he first studied the Laws of the Game, and qualified as a referee while recuperating from a broken leg suffered while playing -- for the local brewery -- in the Nova Scotia league. Then followed a Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Kansas, where he was the player-coach of the university soccer team.

He arrived in Texas in 1969 to work as a research geologist for Mobil, and was convinced that his soccer career was over. But within weeks he was invited to be player-coach of the eventual league champions. He was also only the fifth registered referee in the city, and soon started teaching others, including a likely young lad named Edward Bellion. But for one more season they played together on the eventual State Champions of Texas, but then Bob gave up playing and coaching to concentrate on the fine art of refereeing, encouraged by the appearance of the North American Soccer league and its obvious need for officials.

He worked in the NASL from 1972 until the demise of the league in 1985. Bob joined the International Panel in 1979, and refereed preliminary games in the World Cup and the Olympic Competition. Travelling overseas throughout Central America and three times to Asia for tournaments, he refereed teams from every confederation in FIFA. He retired early from the list to accept the position of National Director of Referee Instruction for the USSF in 1988. In 1992 he became the first American to be appointed a FIFA Referee Instructor. Currently he is a National Referee Instructor and National Referee Assessor.

In 1996 he left Mobil, returned to school, completing the Science Communication program at U.C. Santa Cruz, and now freelances as a science writer from his home in northern California. In addition to his scientific papers in national and international journals, he has published articles in major popular magazines and websites, including Smithsonian, New Scientist, Exploratorium, WebMD and others. He is the author of "Manual for Linesmen" and "Teaching Offside" (with Tony Waiters), and dozens of articles on refereeing. Bob is the recipient of the Eddie Pearson Award, and the Bill Scofield Award of the United States Soccer Federation.

Married to the writer Jane Ellen Stevens, he has two daughters, Rhiannon, a flight attendant in Atlanta with Delta Airlines, and Sian, a surgeon in Merced, California.

Edward Bellion, Ph.D.

Edward Bellion was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He was educated in the local school system, after which he attended the University of Leeds where he received a B.Sc.(Hons) in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Following a research fellowship at the University of Minnesota, he accepted a faculty position in 1970 at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently Professor of Biochemistry. His research interests lie in the biochemistry of growth of microorganisms in which he has authored over 30 scientific articles in national and international professional journals, and has lectured on his work at various International Scientific Symposia in Europe, Asia and North America.

His lifelong interest in soccer was ignited as a boy in Liverpool, a well-known soccer hotbed. He pursued his interest by playing and later coaching at the amateur level, and became a referee shortly after arriving in Texas. He was subsequently appointed to the North American Soccer League, first as linesman, and then as referee. His NASL career reached its zenith when he refereed the 1983 Soccer Bowl (NASL Championship game) in Vancouver between Tulsa and Toronto. He also refereed the US Open Cup Final and the American Soccer League Final.

He was a member of the International Panel of Referees of FIFA for ten years (1980-89). He refereed matches in World Cup and Olympic preliminary rounds and was selected for the 1983 World Youth Championships in Mexico, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics as well as several other international tournaments in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is a former USSF National Referee Instructor and has conducted numerous clinics for referees and referee instructors throughout the USA. A current USSF National Referee Assessor, he also holds a USSF coaching "C" badge. He is married to Vickey, has three grown children (Rebecca, Sarah and Brandon) and has lived in Grapevine, Texas for the past 16 years.