US Officials Girls Academy

US Officials Girls Academy

US Officials Girls Academy - Various cities, USA

  • Academy Category
  • Various dates - Various dates
  • 11-a-side categories
  • Hotel
  • £/€80
  • Registration Is Open
  • 15/15 Available Places
  • Deadline Date: Various dates

Detailed Information

The Girls Academy is a newly formed national league in the United States, which includes all the best female teams in the country.

It consists of 69 clubs spread across seven conferences (Northwest, Southwest, Frontier, Mid-America, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast). National Play-offs and finals are then played.

In partnership with US Officials, Referee Abroad is able to offer its referees, and particularly its female referees (but boys are also welcome!) the possibility of attending this top class event in three different dates and locations:

– GA Champions League in Bradenton, Florida (9th-14th March 2022)
– GA Spring Showcase in Greensboro, North Carolina (April 28th – May 2nd 2022)
– GA Summer Playoffs in Oceanside, California (22nd-29th June 2022)

This is a unique opportunity for foreign referees to join the USA’s best girls competition. You can apply for one or more of these events.

Referees selected for the Girls Academy must be up-and-coming referees in their own country and be over the age of 18.

They will receive a stipend at the end of the tournament, the amount of which will be known only at tournament end but, depending on the number of games they officiate, it will consists of a couple of hundreds of dollars. Be aware that, in order to be paid, you’ll need to apply for the right VISA to enter the United States (B1-B2). We will not be able to sponsor VISAs for referees whose nationalities require an official invitation to attend.

Accommodation will be offered free of charge on tournament dates. It will be in either good quality hotels, residences or villas in close vicinity to the fields. Meals will be offered in limited quantity on the fields (normally breakfast and lunch but not dinner).

For those tournaments where accommodation is not on-site, transport to/from the fields will have to be organized by the referees themselves. We suggest renting a car as a referee group, as it will be cheaper.

All these events will include coaching by national referee coaches in the United States.

Please notice that each selected referee will need to submit the following documents in order to be officially accepted for the event:

– Copy of passport and VISA (if applicable);
– Copy of referee card/licence;
– Letter from home federation granting permission to referee and summary of referee experience;
– Official USSF application to referee in the USA (this will be sent to you to submit);
– Proof of background check;
– Safesport training certificate (an access code to take the test will be sent to you).

Until all paperwork is approved your participation will not be officially confirmed.

The specific accommodation will depend on the event you’re selected for.

While accommodation often changes, it is always of top quality and offered free of charge. In Florida, referees will most likely be accommodated in villas in close proximity to the fields, while in North Carolina and California it will be in hotels in the area.

All accommodation is based on referees sharing with other referees, normally two or three people per room.

Bradenton, Florida is surrounded by water, both fresh and salt. It is the access point for more than 20 miles of beautiful Florida beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. It is one of Florida’s most famous vacation destinations.

Greensboro is North Carolina’s third largest city and is centrally located in the state’s Piedmont Triad region. The city’s mix of schools and industries contribute to its economic and cultural diversity, attracting major sporting, arts and cultural events. It is a university town and boasts a number of famous museums for everyone to enjoy.

Oceanside is a coastal city in California. It’s known for palm-dotted Harbor Beach and nearby Oceanside Harbor, with its marina and shops. Home of the California Surf Museum it’s a maritime and beach-goers paradise. It is also situated in close proximity to one of California’s most beautiful cities – San Diego.

Many major airports can be found in the vicinity of all Girls Academy locations. In this brief description we will offer you some of the most notable options, but others may be available.

For the Florida event the closest airports are Sarasota Airport (not too many flights) or Tampa Airport (international). Orlando and Miami Airports (much bigger) are also options, but they are around 2 to 3 hours away by car.

For the North Carolina event the closest airport would be the small international airport in Piedmont Triad (GSO) however better options would probably be Raleigh or Charlotte. The latter one in particular is an international hub for American Airlines and the One World Alliance, and is around 1h30 by car from the tournament location, making it the easiest option.

For the California event the closest airport is San Diego International Airport which has flights from all over North America and a couple of direct connections to Europe. A much bigger alternative is Los Angeles International Airport, with flights to almost everywhere in the world, it is however around 2 hours away by car.

Apply for the Girls Academy

You can apply for one or more of the events below. 

Date/Time
Date(s) – 09/03/2022 – 14/03/2022
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Florida edition

By applying you also confirm you have read, understood and agreed  to our covid-19 policy, privacy policy and terms & conditions

You will be notified about the outcome of this application in due course. 

If a checkbox (saying “yaadilani”) appears at the bottom of your application, tick it to confirm. 

Please add info@refereeabroad.com to your trusted email list, or you may not receive updates concerning your application. 

 

Applications

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Date/Time
Date(s) – 28/04/2022 – 02/05/2022
All Day

Categories


North Carolina edition

By applying you also confirm you have read, understood and agreed  to our covid-19 policy, privacy policy and terms & conditions

You will be notified about the outcome of this application in due course. 

If a checkbox (saying “yaadilani”) appears at the bottom of your application, tick it to confirm. 

Please add info@refereeabroad.com to your trusted email list, or you may not receive updates concerning your application. 

 

Applications

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Date/Time
Date(s) – 22/06/2022 – 29/06/2022
All Day

Categories


California edition

By applying you also confirm you have read, understood and agreed  to our covid-19 policy, privacy policy and terms & conditions

You will be notified about the outcome of this application in due course. 

If a checkbox (saying “yaadilani”) appears at the bottom of your application, tick it to confirm. 

Please add info@refereeabroad.com to your trusted email list, or you may not receive updates concerning your application. 

 

Applications

In order to make an application, you must log in or register by clicking here