A positive working relationship with the officials shows that you Honor the Game as a coach, and reinforces your commitment to the rules and safety of your players.

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About Mentor

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.

Mentor Contacts

Sadie Mossman
Administrator | Youth Leagues Assigner

Roger Yamaoka
Mentor | MIL & Adult Leagues Assigner

Norman Perreira
Mentor | Senior Referee



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:


1. Re·pair

fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault).

2. Re·plen·ish

fill (something) up again.

3. Raise

bring up (a child).

4. Re·tain

keep (someone) engaged in one's service.

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Administrators contend...verbal abuse is partially to blame for a dwindling referee pool in youth and high school sports. The fallout is crippling officiating bodies mired in a deeply cutthroat sports culture, one that often holds amateur referees to a professional standard.
— Nick Eilerson | The Washington Post