Experience – At least 5 years of referee experience
Observed or Assessed – At least 2 times within the past 5 years
Availability – Willingness to mentor at least 10 games a year
Instruction – Willingness to mentor new referees during class and field sessions
It is current policy that mentors and coaches are not allowed to work in leagues in which they still referee nor provide feedback to referees with whom they have worked in the past year. If you still plan on actively refereeing in many leagues, you should wait to become licensed as a mentor.
They are approximately 16 hours and include classroom sessions combined with practical instructional and observational time. Courses will not be offered regularly. Approval to take a mentor course must be approved by the SDA and may be denied without reason.
Please contact the SDA for more information.