RefSpray has entered a new phase. 30-45 day stability testing.
USAWP's Coastal California Zone (CCA) assists in the growth and long-term development on all levels of water polo in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. RefTalk will be used to better communicate between referees and the statistics table.
Hawaii, which belongs to the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii Zone (PNWH), also purchased RefTalk for similar reasons.
Zones Information The Country is broken down geographically into 11 zones. There is a Zone Chair elected for each zone and they are responsible for local governance and operation of their respective zones. Each zone chair also serves as a liaison to the USA Water Polo National Office.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) also adds RefTalk for the Referees to use during this coming 2013 collegiate season. The MAAC Commissioners office approved the sale of 4 RefTalks per school in the MAAC. There are 11 institutions withn the MAAC with the Commissioners office purchasing their own set as a backup.
With the addition of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, RefTalk is now being used in four major conferences; Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA); East Coast Conference (ECC); the Northeast Conference (NEC); and now Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The Northeast Conference has standardized on RefTalk for their upcoming soccer season. All 10 University in the Northeast Conference will have RefTalk available for the referees use during this next collegiate season.
The East Coast Conference has standardized on RefTalk for their soccer program. Every University, in the East Coast Conference will have RefTalk available for the referees use during this next collegiate season. In addition, ISOAB (Independent Soccer Officials Assigning Bureau) will have no less than 10 sets for use by designated Trainers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
East Coast Conference
La URBA, from Argentina, has purchased the Match Set of RefTalk which will be used for training purposes in their domestic leagues. La URBA administers the professional leagues, player development, coaches, referees. La URBA consists of 72 professional teams. For more information, visit http://www.urba.org.ar/home
Union de Rugby de Buenos Aires
Korfball Referees begin using RefTalk for their Dutch Domestic League. Read about Korfball at www.korfball.org
Question: What device are current MLS referees using? I know they are REFTALKS, but now what are they?
Answer (March 30, 2011): It is still RefTalk, but the ear piece has been modified. The receiver is slightly smaller and the wiring has changed. In short, it is the new and improved version.
U.S. Soccer thanks Jim Allen (National Instructor Staff and National Assessor ret., assisted by National Instructor Trainer Dan Heldman, for their assistance in providing this service. Direction is provided by Alfred Kleinaitis, Manager of Referee Development and Education, with further assistance from Ryan Money, Manager of Referee Education Resources; David McKee, National Director of Assessment (assessment matters); Jeff Kollmeyer, National Instructor, indoor and Futsal; and Ulrich Strom, retired National Instructor and National Assessor (matters in general).