Soccer Ref Talk



The podcast for soccer fans, players, and referees - We're all about Soccer, from a different angle ...


  • SRT005 – Randy Vogt: Preventive Officiating

    09/05/2015 Duração: 40min

    In this episode SRT features Randy Vogt, a long-time soccer referee and author of the book, “Preventive Officiating“. Randy was kind enough to offer insights into his perspectives on refereeing soccer. In addition to the premise of his book, Randy discusses his experiences as a referee over the last 37 years, shares some tips, and...

  • SRT 004: Jimmy Brooks, National Referee on Assistant Referee Track

    28/04/2015 Duração: 38min

    Due apologies for the delay in getting this episode published. My aim is to be more consistent and regular in my episodes. I also want to significantly enhance and improve the site… it is likewise coming slowly but surely… Thanks for being patient… and for listening to SRT!! Jimmy Brooks began refereeing as a Grade...

  • Pete Stenner of CSOA and the Weekly Wrap with Ali Khademian

    18/04/2015 Duração: 45min

    Pete Stenner is an experienced referee at both the high school and collegiate level. He is also the long-time Commissioner of the Commonwealth Soccer Officials Association ( This week’s episode features a great discussion with him about CSOA, its beginnings, and his role as the Commissioner. This week’s USSF Referee Program information discussed how referees...

  • SRT 002 – Sharon and Jack Deplitch


    For nearly thirty years, Sharon and Jack Deplitch have served the needs of the greater soccer community, particularly referees. Having started with little more than pencils, paper, some game schedules and their home phone, Sharon now serves as the Assignor for 12 leagues, 4 major soccer clubs, as well as some regional tournament. She is...

  • SRT Episode 001 – Tim Ehrsam, Soccer Referee and Assessor

    30/03/2015 Duração: 45min

    For Soccer Ref Talk’s Episode 001, the inaugural episode, I had the distinct pleasure of having a great conversation with Tim Ehrsam. Tim was generous in sharing his time, extensive experience, and his perspectives as a long-time assessor and referee. By way of background, Tim is a highly regarded Assessor and Referee for the National...