Elite Referee Group

The Elite Referee Group provides the most advanced instruction and training for match officials who have the demonstrated ability, ambition and commitment required for consideration for one of PRO’s Referee Development Groups.

The Elite Referee Group will convene four times per year for Elite Referee Training sessions that will include demanding physical fitness workouts, instruction derived from professional referee training around the world, game tape review and team work exercises.


Instruction:  Attend a minimum of three (3) CNRA Referee Academy Elite Referee Training sessions annually

Fitness Standards:  Maintain the appropriate National Referee or National Assistant Referee standard, based on chosen track

Evaluation:  Maintain successful evaluations from National Referee Coaches

Registration:  Annual registration at the approved grade and annually pass the National Referee Written Test

Selection Process

Match officials in the Elite Referee Group are chosen through an exhaustive evaluative process conducted by CNRA senior leadership.