Professional Referee Organization Pre-Season Camp 2014

This past weekend Global Team Events were proud to assist PRO in the execution of their annual Pre-Season Camp at the beautiful Mission Inn Resort in Orlando, Florida.

PRO are responsible for administering professional referee programs in North America for organizations such as the MLS, NWSL and NASL. PRO was established in 2012 and are dedicated to the identification, training, assessment, assignment, and employment of male and female professional soccer officials.

The camp, which was held at the National Training Center & Mission Inn Resort from Friday January 31st to Sunday February 2nd, was attended by all of the organization’s officials, assessors and support staff, including officials Mark Geiger, Sean Hurd and Joe Fletcher who will be representing the PRO and the USA at the 2014 Wold Cup in Brazil.

Officials and staff reviewed the 2013 season along with a number of topics including nutrition, sports psychology, professionalism, social media, the best use of the communication system and teamwork. Sports Scientist Matt Hawkey took officials through a series of exercises, one of those being the mandatory FIFA fitness test.

The Global Team Events staff – who were on hand to provide event presentation, set up, execution and audio visual support – would like to wish all the PRO officials the best for the upcoming 2014 MLS season.