WHY ARE ASSESSORS IMPORTANT?
Assessors play an essential role in developing the modern day referee. They are the guardian of standards and provide a quality service for referee retention, development and promotion. First and foremost, the assessor’s role is to help referees to improve and become better referees.
Having gained a substantial amount of on-field experience, it is considered a natural progression for a senior referee to wish to assist in the further education and development of colleagues by becoming an assessor. Many senior referees embark on a career as an assessor whilst still officiating, and this ensures an even smoother transition into the assessor role.
By accepting the responsibility of being an assessor, one is able to support active colleagues and contribute to their development and progress as referees. It is necessary for an assessor to attend an approved Accreditation course conducted by The Canadian Soccer Association or a Provincial Soccer Association. This Course not only prepares the assessor for his role within the game, but provides him or her with a recognized qualification as a Canadian Soccer Association Accredited Assessor at an appropriate level.
By becoming involved in the assessment of referees, a most valuable service is being offered to less experienced referees who will appreciate the positive and constructive help passed on to them by more senior colleagues. It is a most satisfying and enjoyable role.
The purpose of assessments is to acknowledge strengths in the referees performance:
- To identify areas for development
- To offer constructive advice and routes out in accordance with CSA directives and the current methodology required for officiating soccer games
- To provide support in the retention of match officials
- To provide a structured verbal and written debrief
- To provide the National and/or Provincial Associations with a comprehensive written report on the official’s performance in order to make informed decisions on Promotion, Retention and Appointments
The objectives of assessments are:
- To provide management advice to the CSA and Provincial Association in identifying strengths and areas for improvement for all officials
- To assess and measure performance
- To ensure a correct and consistent interpretation of the Laws of the Game
- To give education and advice on how referees can improve their performance
In 2013, an assessment will cost $65.00
Regional Maintenance Assessments - A Regional referee's registration fee is $134, which includes the cost of one assessment. Any additional assessments will cost $65.
Regional Upgrade Course Assessments - Course fee is $175. This fee includes:
1) Two days of the Regional Upgrading Course
2) Lunch on both days
3) A travel subsidy for those travelling over 200km one way(with prior approval from the Manager of Referee Development)
*****The Regional Upgrading Course fee of $175 does not cover the cost of any assessments required to complete the upgrading program. Each assessment will cost $65.
*****Regional Upgrading referees will register as District referees before entering the upgrading program. This registration fee does not include the cost of an assessment.
Provincial Maintenance Assessment - A Provincial referee's registration fee is $134, which includes the cost of one assessment. Any additional assessments will cost $65.
Provincial Upgrading Course - Course fee is $250, which does not cover the cost of any assessments required to complete the upgrading program. A Provincial Upgrade referee will register as a Regional referee, therefore, the cost of one assessment in the Provincial Upgrade program is covered in this registration fee. Each assessment, thereafter, will cost $65.