Thinking of becoming a referee?
If you are 14 or older...
New referees, and returning 1st year referees who began refereeing in August 2013 will need to attend a Grade 8 course, become USSF certified and pay the USSF registration fee in order to referee in the 2014 Spring-Summer season.
The training program includes: 1) an online component, (which includes viewing a required concussion training video); 2) 8 hrs of classroom instruction; and 3) participation in our local pre-season on-field training. Students must finish all components and pass a 100-question test to complete certification. There are three classroom date options for persons wanting to become USSF Grade 8 referees.
Referees must register with the USSF and pay their registration fees online BEFORE they can start online instruction and sign up for their classroom session.
2014 Classroom sessions for persons planning to certify as USSF Grade 8 for 2014:Sunday, April 6 8:30AM – 5:00PMOR... Saturday, April 12 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Students will receive clinic location information by email after completing pre-clinic requirements.
** On-field training dates and options will be sent to referees who are officially registered.
NEW referee candidates need to email their name, address, phone, email address and birth date to: firstname.lastname@example.org Once we receive your information, we will email detailed instructions how to access the web site, complete your online registration and clinic sign-up. Registrations and fees can not be accepted at clinics.
Please register early because clinic space is limited. When maximum room capacity is reached, registrations must be closed. Clinic locations and final class details will be sent to new referees by email after online registration and clinic sign-ups are completed.
Our fall training program requires new referees to complete one or two 2½ hr classroom sessions, depending on the age level they plan to officiate. The first 2½-hr class, (also known as Part A), includes all the training and information a referee needs to be certified to referee U8 and U10 games. The 2nd 2½-hour session, (Part B), covers additional topics and instruction that will qualify a person to Center referee and Assistant Referee for U12-U13 Fall games
Our 2014 Classroom sessions for new referees are listed below. New referees must attend a U8-U10/PartA training session on either June 29 or July 8. Completing one of these classroom trainings and the other components will qualify referees to officiate U8 and U10 games. If you would like to officiate U12 and U13 games, you also need to attend a U12-U13/PartB training session on either July 22 or July 27.
Officiating U8-U10 Games: Sunday, June 29 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Officiating U8-U10 Games: Tuesday, July 8 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Officiating U12-U13 Games: Tuesday, July 22 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Officiating U12-U13 Games: Sunday, July 27 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Field training sessions will be arranged and scheduled during late July & early August. There will be two field dates scheduled before the fall season begins, and several others offered during the first two weeks of August. Remember, registrations will NOT be accepted the day of a class.
If you wish to begin refereeing in our August Lower Division & Fall Seasons, please send an email to Dave DeWitt at email@example.com , (if you have not already done so). That way we can make sure you are added to the correct clinic roster. BUT...please make sure you have sent us which clinic date(s) you plan to attend.
To get started, please include the following information in your email:
- Your full name
- Home address, with Zip code
- Primary Email address, (plus an alternate email addresses if you'd like)
- Phone number(s) Home & cell if avail
- Birthdate (use this format MM/DD/YYYY)
- Parent(s) names (under 18 only)
- Which clinic date(s) you plan to attend
Once you've selected your clinic date, we will email full classroom details and instructions on how to complete your sign-up and start your training. The email will also contain details and links showing how to find our AYSA referee web site, how to access your own referee account, and how to submit your referee availability for the season.