NIRSA Events

Train the Trainer
Soccer Workshop

presented by the NIRSA Championship Series

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

This 90–minute online workshop is for those that want to get better at training soccer officials. The workshop will provide a high-level overview, resources, and considerations when preparing training and development for student soccer officials.

Join us live: Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

Register for this Workshop
Registration opens March 23

Who should attend?

New to mid-level intramural & competitive sport club professionals.

  • New to mid-level intramural & competitive sport club professionals.
  • Students (undergraduates & graduate assistants) who are involved in training soccer officials.

Core Competency Domains

Programming & Human Resources Management

Learning Outcomes

  1. Obtain strategies for structuring their soccer officials program, including pre-season training, in-season development, and evaluations;
  2. Understand the laws of the game and explain soccer rules in an understandable and teachable manner to all levels of soccer experience;
  3. Utilize resources and training materials from a variety of sources to improve their own knowledge of soccer and enhance the learning experience of their officials.

Topics Covered in this Workshop

  • Training structures
  • Various modifications
  • Futbol laws/rules
  • Halftime talks and evaluation
  • On field training
  • Training resources

Register Today!

  • NIRSA Members: $25
    Includes student, professional, institutional, and associate Members. Not a member? Join today!
  • Nonmembers: $49

Join us live: Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

Register for this Workshop
Registration opens March 23
  • Live program registration cap: 500

  • A recording will be available to all registrants until June 24, 2021.

Meet Our Clinicians

Amy Rask

Amy Rask

Amy started her career as an intramural soccer official in 2006 and has been a US Soccer Grassroots referee since 2011. From there, she worked her way to two youth national championship finals selections (2013 National Premier League U15 Boys & 2013 US Club Soccer National Cup U17 Boys), NIRSA Region V Club Soccer referee (2013), and Texas high school playoffs (2012, 2013). She has also officiated matches within Elite Clubs National League, US Soccer Development Academy, Olympic Development Program, and US Youth Soccer’s Colorado State Cup/President’s Cup.

Sylvain Tchaptchet

Sylvain Tchaptchet

Pennsylvania State University

Sylvain started his career as an intramural soccer official in 2013. Since 2013, he has officiated youth soccer clubs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. He is also a certified high school soccer official and was selected as a President’s Cup official in 2015. Alongside officiating, he has also participated in club soccer at both the University of Maryland and Oklahoma State (2013-2019). He also has a US Soccer grade D coaching license to round out his soccer expertise.

Nicole Green

Nicole Green

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Nicole started her career as an intramural soccer official in 2001. From there she was an intramural sports professional turned Rec Sports facility manager as well as a part-time professional referee. During this time, she officiated in the Big Ten, Big 12, MAC, Horizon and Conference USA conferences. She worked her way to the Big Ten Championships in 2016, 2018, and 2019 and the NCAA Division III National Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In addition to her work for the NCAA, Nicole is currently a US Soccer National Referee candidate and most recently officiated the 2020 NISA Championship Tournament final.