Development Academy Referee Group

The Development Academy Referee Group provides targeted instruction and training for match officials who regularly work Development Academy matches throughout the state and wish to improve their knowledge and skill in officiating soccer.

The Advanced Referee Group will convene two times per year at Development Academy Pre-Season sessions and the statewide CNRA Referee Academy Meeting, where targeted instruction will be provided by leading instructors and referee coaches in the state.  Additionally, match officials in the Development Academy Referee Group will receive monthly training and instructional material from CNRA to continue increasing their knowledge throughout the year.

To express interest in participating in the CNRA Referee Academy, please contact CNRA Director of Referee Development Matthew Buckman at