Buckman Appointed Regional Referee Administrator


CNRA is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Buckman as US Youth Soccer West Region – Regional Referee Administrator effective November 1, 2018.

In this position, Matt will be responsible for all officiating related functions at US Youth Soccer events within the West Region, including Far West Regional Championships, Far West Presidents Cup, and Olympic Development.

As a former US Soccer National Referee and now a US Soccer National Referee Coach, Matt brings an immense amount of knowledge to this position. He has extensive experience refereeing professional matches, including USL Pro games and international friendlies, as well as years of working US Youth Soccer tournaments.

In addition to this new position with the region, Matt will continue in his role as Cal North Director of Referee Development, overseeing referees, assessors, instructors, and assignors in Northern California. He will also maintain his roles as US Soccer National Referee Coach and US Soccer National Assignor.

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  1. Tom Emery

    December 1, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I would like to get a copy of the Referee Abuse Presentation from the last SJSRA meeting and with Matt’s permission, I would like to post it on Peninsula Sports, Inc website:
    I believe it is useful for every game official in the 11 sports that we serve.
    Tom Emery, PSI President

  2. Linda SoRelle

    December 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Congrats Matt from your D7 “Mom” So very proud of you and your accomplishments
    You were our D7 Youth Referee of the Year in 1999 and my favorite photo of all time is when you came to the meeting to accept your award in a TUX………
    It hangs proudly on our D7 Office Wall. Have so many fond memories of the times with you as one of our Special Referees.

    Well done my friend.

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