On May 20, 2012, Esse Baharmast
is coming to Boulder to present a FIFA-style referee clinic designed for current and aspiring center referees.
Esse is a Colorado-based FIFA technical instructor who works with elite referees from the CONCACAF and Oceania regions.
The clinic will touch on positioning, on-field communication, match awareness and match control and many other topics essential for success of the center referee.
In 1998, Esse Baharmast became the first American referee to take charge of two matches in the FIFA World Cup.
was named MLS referee of the year 1997 - a year in which he
officiated the US Open Cup, the MLS Cup Final and the A-League Final.
was also active in the 1996 Olympic Games and retired internationally at the end of 1998.