Illinois Referees at 2014 Region II Championships!

CSRC Referees Shine at USYSA Region II Championships

This year, fifteen members of the Chicago Soccer Referee Club were selected to represent Illinois referees at the 2014 USYSA Region II Championships in Beavercreek, OH.  Referees were assigned two matchs per day for the first three days of the tournament, receiving feedback from mentors and assessors on their performance in each game.  Based on their performance, five referees were selected for assignments in the 2014 Region II Championship matches.  These referees are:

Keith Angel

Edgar Osorio

Nicolas Ramos

Michael Lucas

Katie Bates

Each year, Region II sends a select number of referees to USYSA National Championships based on their performance at the Region II championships.  It is a tremendous honor to be selected and is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by these referees.

Nicolas Ramos, Keith Angel, Edgar Osorio, and Tim Deters heading to Nationals!
Nicolas Ramos, Keith Angel, Edgar Osorio, and Tim Deters heading to Nationals!

We congratulate CSRC referees Nicolas Ramos, Edgar Osorio, and Keith Angel on being selected to represent Illinois and Region II at the 2014 USYSA National Championships in Germantown, MD.  In addition, CSRC member Tim Deters was selected to represent all of Region II as the National Assessor for 2014.  Keep up the great work!

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CSRC Co-sponsors Clinic featuring Alfed Kleinaitis and Eric Boria

On Saturday, March 8th the CSRC, working in conjunction with the GCC of NISOA and the Illioins Soccer Referee Committee, hosted a state level recertification clinic at the Schwaben Center in Buffalo Grove, IL.  Over 200 referees attended the clinic hosted by Alfred Kleinaitis, that also featured guest instructor Eric Boria.  This was an excellent clinic and we were lucky to have two individuals such as Alfred and Eric presenting the material.  Their experience and expertise helped give an unparalled level of instruction to all those attending.  During the clinic the CSRC presented Eric with an award recognizing not only his selection to this year’s FIFA World Cup, but for his excellence on and off the field.  Bob Balciunas, State Referee Administrator for the ISRC, presented Edgar Osorio with the Illinois Shirt.  Edgar will now be able to proudly represent the ISRC and all Illinois referees wherever he goes.  The GCC also presented Eddy Braun with an award recognizing his commitment and dedication to their organization.  Congratulations to both Eric and Eddy, and thank you again to Alfred and Eric for ensuring this clinic was a success.