State Referee Committee

The State Referee Committee is responsible for leading the State Referee Association, CNRA, in promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer Federation’s referee initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within their jurisdiction.


  • Said Ravanfar, State Referee Administrator & State Youth Referee Administrator
    [email protected]
    32 Hamilton Drive, Suite H
    Novato, CA 94949
  • Derek Francois, Registrar 
    [email protected]
    Tel: (916) 778-8602
  • Vince Siebern, Treasurer
    [email protected]
  • [Vacant], Secretary
  • [Vacant], Chairperson of the Board of Directors 

Referee Development

In order to improve transparency, accountability, improving communication, and operational efficiency, the California North Referee Administration (CNRA) recently reorganized its Referee Development Services.

With the recent retirements of the State Director of Instruction and State Director of Assessment, CNRA has combined all services to be provided for Clubs, Leagues and players with a single position responsible for all services affecting Referees, Instructors and Assessors: the Director of Referee Development. The position reports directly to the State Referee Administrator.