Referees and other coaches are often viewed as opponents, rather than partners in youth development. HSF seeks to replace the "cutthroat culture" which currently plagues youth sports into a "culture of winning with integrity".
Hawai'i Soccer Federation has created MENTOR, Maui's first youth soccer referee mentoring program. The mission of the program is to rebuild Maui's youth soccer referee pool by providing year-round referee training both on the field and in classroom settings.
4-R YOUTH INITIATIVE
4-R Youth is designed to guide us towards our goal of changing the culture and environment which has lead to our depleted soccer referee pool. The initiative shall follow these four simple guides:
fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault).
fill (something) up again.
bring up (a child).
keep (someone) engaged in one's service.