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PA West Soccer Seeks SRA/SYRA Candidates

PA West Soccer is seeking individuals interested in the positions of State Referee Administrator and State Youth Referee Administrator.  These positions are integral parts of the State Referee Committee and PA West Soccer is looking for individuals who are organized, self-starters with the ability to lead groups to accomplish common goals.  The ideal candidate for each position is also someone who is a problem-solver willing to explore ideas and opportunities as they are presented.

Job descriptions:

State Referee Administrator

The SRA works in cooperation with the State Referee Committee in implementing and administering all US Soccer Federation programs for officials, instructors, assignors, and assessors within the State Association that they are registered. The SRA will serve as the primary point of contact between the SRC and US Soccer’s Referee Program.  The SRA will be responsible for serving as the liaison to the PA West Soccer Adult Division.  The SRA will also serve as the chair of the SRC and only have a voting right when there is a tied vote.  The SRA will be responsible for reporting all SRC activity to the PA West Soccer Executive Board.

This appointment will be for a term ending September 1, 2021.

State Youth Referee Administrator

The SYRA will be responsible for implementing and administering US Soccer Federation programs specifically for Grassroots Referees. This includes all certification, re-certification, and grassroots specific training.  The SYRA or designee will also serve as registrar for this grade level.  The SYRA will be responsible for serving as the liaison to the PA West Soccer Youth Division.  The SYRA will serve as the chair of the SRC in the absence of the SRA; the SYRA will be a voting member of the SRC except when serving as the SRC chair. 

This appointment will be for a term ending September 1, 2022.

As these positions are administrative in nature; candidates are not required to have experience as a referee.

The successful candidates will be responsible for leading the State Referee Committee.  The SRC oversees the administration of the US Soccer Federation Referee Program within its respective State Association including the training, development, instruction, assignment, and assessment of referees for all forms of competition overseen by the Federation. The State Referee Committee develops the appropriate procedures and policies for oversight of referees, instructors, assessors, and assignors that perform their respective functions in competitions overseen by the PA West Soccer in compliance with US Soccer’s Referee Program policies and procedures.

The Executive Board will appoint these positions by March 31, 2021.  Submit letters of interest and resumes via email to  Deadline for submission is March 15, 2021.  

For additional information please contact Thilo Boensch at