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To apply to referee at The Region II Midwest Regional Championships you must be a outdoor Referee grade 5 – 8 and currently registered. No grade 9 referees will be accepted All referees should have at least 2 year's experience before applying. All referees wishing to be considered for appointments must be available to work all games to be eligible. No referees under 18 may stay unsupervised in a hotel at Regionals. Complimentary Pod (multiple people to a pod) dorm rooms are only available through the Missouri referee selection process.
The Midwest Regional Championship event will be June 20-26, 2019 in Saginaw, Michigan. You must be able to attend all the dates to apply. Referees and Referee Assessor/Mentors will be housed in one of the dormitories at a University there. The cost of dorms is $80 a night and will be pre-paid by MYSA. Further details are forthcoming.
Compensation - Each Referee should expect to be compensated directly by MYSA after attending, providing they stay the entire time.
Selected Referee Coaches (assessor/mentors) may be compenstated directly by MRDP. MRDP must have a current W9 on file before payment is made.
Travel - MRDP will provide some limited travel support for those that carpool with at least 3-4 of the selected persons in a vehicle.
Attire - MRDP will provide MRDP branded OSI shirts (1 short sleeve and 1 long sleeve), plus some coins for all selected Missouri referees and assessor/mentors that attend.
This year because of field availability, approximately 28 games will start every two hours so the length of the day should be shorter, allowing for more instructional and rest time.
Missouri will send a minimum of 15 referees (Mo already has one wild card), as well as 3 Ref Coaches. All applications must be submitted by May 1. The final selected list of Missouri nominated referees and assessor/mentors will be after applications are closed on May 1, 2019.
The application form for nominations is now open.