In its continued effort to improve the level of professional and international officiating in the United States, U.S. Soccer is launching the Platinum Program to train a select number of high potential male and female officials to become professional officials. The program is designed to provide 12 officials with up to three years of personalized training in preparation for assignments at the professional and international level.
The program will be overseen by U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Identification and Training Herb Silva, with the support of former and active professional officials. The program is open to male and female officials interested in becoming a referee or assistant referee. Participants will attend six national training events for live instruction from U.S. Soccer staff, attend instructional webinars and receive consistent support from a local mentor. All training will be consistent with the content and method shared with active professional referees.
Eastern New York State Soccer Association is proud to announce that one of its Referees, Robert Sibiga was selected to be a participant in the Platinum Program.
We wish Robert Sibiga the very best success in this program.