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Wow, that was quick!

Posted 3/29/2021

Sorry for the long delay in blog posts.  It was only a few weeks ago and we were starting the "spring" season, and now it is about to be completed.  And, all I can say is "Man, that was fast!"

I just wanted to tell each and every one of you out there "thank you for your time",  with out you these kids would not have been able to play the game.

I know that the high school season is nearly over but the fall will be upon us before we know and if you still have not had enough refereeing, you can always hop onto to the youth train and cover the matches for the kids on the week ends.

Until we see each other on the pitch, stay safe and have fun.

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It's getting closer

Posted 1/27/2021

Well it seems that we will finally be able to get back onto the soccer pitch.  I cannot encourage you all enough to start/continue your training so that you are ready for the spring season.  Like any other season, this one will fly by in the blink of an eye, and before you know it we are going to be preparing for the fall season.  If you have done so already, check out the commissioners' blog page for important updates to our training schedule dates for the spring season.

Once again, stay safe and see you on the pitch soon.

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Happy New Year

Posted 1/2/2021

Well, I hope that this blog entry finds you and your family safe and well.  As we start a new year, all I can say is wow! what a ride 2020 has been.  The pandemic has of course been at the forefront of everybody's mind but, as if that wasn't enough we then had the rioting and then the wildfires that swept across our state.  Me, like anybody else, started to wonder "what else can happen this year?"  

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As they say "What else can happen?"

Posted 9/21/2020

  What a year 2020 has turned out to be so far and we still have a little over 3 months left to go.  2021 can't here soon enough.  Our latest test has been the wildfires that are burning up our green state of Oregon.  I want to thank all of the first responders and volunteers who are helping out all of those people affected by the wildfires.  When we work together, we will get through this together.

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Fall Soccer

Posted 8/19/2020

Well as most of you have heard, the fall soccer season has been held off until the spring.  I have not seen or heard yet how this is going to affect the club seasons in the fall.  With that being said, it would be wise to continue training as if there will be youth soccer until we hear otherwise.  Once again stay safe and we will see you on the pitch soon (hopefully).

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Fall Soccer Season Update

Posted 8/7/2020

Well as I stated earlier, we were waiting for the OSAA Executive board to make a decision on the fall soccer season, and they have made that decision.  You can click on the following link to read the full article released by the OSAA Executive board.

http://www.osaa.org/today/article/1797/view?title=OSAA+adopts+New+2020-21+School+Activities+Calendar

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Preseason Training Update

Posted 8/5/2020

I am back again to update you on the current state of our training for the upcoming soccer season.  At this time our usual training schedule is in the TBD state.  We (the SSRA) are currently waiting for the OSAA board to determine what steps need to be taken in order for the high school season to start.  As soon as we hear from the OSAA Board we will update the News page.  Until then, stay safe.  And, if you haven't started training, now would be a great time to start a light training regime to get your body prepared for the (hopefully) upcoming season.

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Preseason update

Posted 7/29/2020

Hello everybody, I hope that all of you are staying safe and practicing the social distancing guidelines to protect you and your families.  It has really been a trying past few months for all of us and the only advice I can offer is to take care and this will pass and hopefully we will be back onto the pitch doing what we love.  I have included Patrick Duffy's first bulletin of the year.  It is a lengthy post but definitely well worth the read.

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A quick word . . .

Posted 4/21/2020

Well the past few months have certainly been a trying time for all of us.  I hope that at the time of this blog post that life finds all of our fellow referees and their families in good health.

I apologize for not updating the website in some time, like everything else, there is always something else that needs to be done and then of course the website takes a back seat and is put into the "to be done pile".

I don't want to sound repetitious but like the news, our government, WHO and the CDC say "stay safe" and remember to be smart and social distance when you are out and about.

I know that we are all sitting on our duffs wondering when our sports lives will resume but like others crisis' this one too, will pass.  Don't worry tho, soccer will be here before we know it.  And. once again we will be out on the pitch serving the game that we all love.

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Play-in, play-off and Patricks' latest bulletin

Posted 10/23/2019

Well, as usual we are fast approaching the end of the soccer season.  My how fast the time goes by!  In the next couple weeks we will be engaging in the play-in games which will then lead us into the play-off games.  I want to thank you all again for your hard work and commitment to the kids and the game.

Also, so far it seems that I am only getting pictures from Robb and his awesome looking pink referee uniforms.  Once again I would like to encourage all of our referees out there to send me pictures of you and your crews at your game sites.  It does not matter if the pictures are action or posed or even both, send them in to me at webmaster@ssraref.com and I will get them up on the website for all to enjoy.

Here is Patricks' latest bulletin

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