Letter from TSRA President

March 31, 2020

RE: COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Good Afternoon fellow Referees,
I hope that this message finds you, your family and friends well.
As you are all aware, we are going through a very difficult time with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. During this time, it is imperative that we follow guidelines set out by our health and government officials. Here some recommendations, to keep you and your family safe:
 Keep twice an arm’s length between yourself and others. Stay home when possible.
 Give enough space when standing in line when you are out purchasing necessities.
 Avoid direct physical contact, such as handshaking or hugging.
 Wash your hands regularly and frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
 Seek medical attention and/or self-isolate if you have any symptoms.
 Spread love and caring instead of fear and false information.
 Be kind, considerate and generous to your neighbours and fellow citizens

TSRA has suspended all “in person” education sessions and social activities for the duration of the pandemic. We will follow recommendations and directives given by our health departments and government guidelines. The annual Referee Expo which is scheduled for the first week of May is cancelled. The TSRA education director (Jay Thomas) as partnered with York Region soccer referee association to access online education. Information emails will be sent out to all our mailing list with regards to
this new initiative.

TRSA executive will continue to work for our members and soccer referee community to provide the best possible services during this unprecedented time. Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.

I have great news to share with our members. I can confirm that I have free Law books available for individuals that have paid their TSRA membership fee for 2020. The TSRA executive has decided to mail books to all of our paid members. If you have not paid your TSRA 2020 membership, you can do so by downloading a membership form from our web site; “torontosra.com”. Complete the form and mail the form with the membership fee to the address on the form or email the form along with electronic
payment to Jay Thomas via: jaythomas72@live.com
Contact me at rob.bagazzoli@gmail.com for additional details.

I am confident that we can curb the spread of this virus. There is no doubt in my mind that we will get through this difficult period. In the meantime stay safe. Help our front line doctors, nurses and first responders by staying home as much as possible.

I look forward to seeing all of you on the soccer pitch went we are victorious over COVID- 19.

BE SAFE….BE WELL!

Best Regards
Yours in Soccer

Robert Bagazzoli
President, Toronto Soccer Referees’ Association
rob.bagazzoli@gmail.com
Tel. 416-801-0672

3rd Annual Referee Education Expo 2019

The 3rd Annual Referee Education Expo on Sunday, May 5, 2019 is a day you won’t want to miss. The day will consist of on-field practical sessions, as well as in-class education sessions, a full catered lunch, discounted referee merchandise for sale and a unique chance to network and socialize with referees from across the GTA and beyond. There will also be an official Ontario Soccer approved Beep Fitness Test.

Details:
Sunday, May 5
Location – The Hangar (Downsview Park)

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – District Beep Fitness Test (Register on RefCentre – Test #444)
10:00 am – On-Field Practical Sessions
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – NEW 2019 Positioning Guidelines
2:30 pm – NEW 2019 Handball Guidelines and Interpretations

This event is FREE to current TSRA, NYSRA, SSRA members. For all non-member referees the cost is just $20 for the full day (lunch included.)

To Register for the 3rd Annual Referee Education Expo go online to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRWVRGT

2018 Annual General Meeting

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Dear members!

The weather has once again turned and the 2018 outdoor season has come to an end. As such, it is now time for the… 

TSRA/NYSRA Annual General Meeting: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Doors and Registration at 6:30pm
Meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm 
Location is York Civic Centre  
2700 Eglinton Ave. West.
Food and refreshments will be served.

We will be discussing topics such as the future of refereeing in Ontario, winter education sessions, LTOD, and much more.
 
We hope to see you there.

TSRA Executive

FREE Referee App for Apple Watch Users

Are you a referee? (of course you are)

Have an Apple Watch?

If so, there is a really good app out there for your watch:

You can run the app independently on Apple watch or the iPhone. You can also download settings from iPhone to the Apple Watch if you prefer.

See how to set it up on the watch:
https://youtu.be/7ncofHu6bts

The app has three timers – game clock, stoppage clock and elapsed time. Elapsed time starts at zero and runs uninterrupted during the game. Game clock and stoppage clock are tied together – either game clock is running during the game or stoppage clock is running. Works much like a SPINTSO

The best part is that once you’re game is completed, you can sync it with your phone and send yourself a complete match report with all goals, cautions and send offs, including all the times.

Referee futsal?  The app also has a foul counter!

To get the app for free, just go to the app store on your phone, and look for a link to input this code – 6NWKJL6EKMRF.
The link should be at the very bottom of the screen.  Code will expire on February 21, 2018

Happy Whistling

 

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