Instruction/Assessment/Mentoring

Instruction

CDRef instruction is provided under the direction of United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Eastern New York Referee Association in accordance with rules, directives and interpretation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

CDRef instruction is overseen by Mr. Michael Rennick, State Instructor and is supported by State Instructor Roger Monthie and Regional Instructor Ron Gecsedi. The instructor team is committed to ensuring all referees are provided with training to improve their skills and maintain and awareness of new directives.

Referees are encouraged to contact Mr. Mike Rennick at mrennic1@nycap.rr.com or instructor.cdref@gmail.com if additional information on training is desired.

Instruction is provided at many CDRef meetings.


Assessment/Evaluation

CDRef assessment and evaluation is provided under the direction of United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Eastern New York Referee Association in accordance with rules, directives and interpretation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

CDRef assessment and evaluation is overseen by Mr. Michael Rennick, Regional Assessor and is supported by Regional Assessors Roger Monthie, Yevgeniy (Eugene) Mednikov, and Emilie Buse.

CDRef is honored to have National Referee Coach Sharon Wheeler as a member of the association. Ms. Wheeler is an Emeritus National Referee who is a former FIFA Assistant Referee. Ms. Wheeler brings a high level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism to officiating in the Capital Region.

The Assessment and Evaluation program is an important part of improving the effectiveness of referees. It provides real game feedback and ensures that the referee is meeting the expectations and requirements of USSF.


Mentoring

CDRef has organized a mentoring program for all new referees.

This extremely important program is designed to support new referees by providing trained experienced referees to ensure the new referee is successful and enjoying the referee experience.

The mentoring program is under the direction of Mr. Michael Rennick and coordination of Mr. Paul Bascomb.

New referees who would like to have a mentor should contact Mr. Mike Cognetti at vp2.cdref@gmail.com

The following are trained mentors in the CD-Ref association

 Paul Bascomb  Carl Cicchinell  Hao Zhong  Aaron Corman
 Ron Gecsedi  J  Gaworecki  Tom Green  Arar Malath
 Eugene Mednikov  Roger Monthie  Jim Mosbey  Mike Rennick
 Mark Aversa  Steve Egna  John Gaworecki  Kristin Green
 Hassan Mostafa  Dean Pearce