Become a Referee

 

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Sign up For the May Grade 8 Class Today

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All United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliates, including California Youth Soccer Association North (Youth), require that all referees be certified by the USSF. To do this, you must have a USSF Grade 8 or Grade 9 Recreational Referee.

Referee Classes in Pleasanton:


Here is the list of New Referee Classes for Adults and Youth Referees (Register for one of the following coures which comprise 18 hours of class instruction, field work and test. You must attend all six days of the course you pick):

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Grade 8 Youth and Adult Classes in Pleasanton for 2014 (Six nights for Total 18 hours)

Session #1 May 5,7,9,12,14,16 (Mon/Wed/Friday)
6:00PM-9:00PM
Session #2 TBD (July)
Session #3 TBD (August)

 

(Note are classes are always full and we have waiting lists. So don't wait to signup)

Grade 9 classes are only available for Adults and not for Youth Referees. Any youth must take the grade 8 class if they want to become a Referee in Pleasanton.
 
Our Grade 8 Classes are held at 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Upstairs at the Ballistic United Soccer Club Conference Room (Field Session will be held at Pleasanton Middle School.)



For BUSC/RAGE U9/10 Recreational Referee Program :

grade9Here is the list of Grade 9 Adult Referee Class courses (Register for one of the following dates which comprise 9 hours of class instruction, field work and test. You must attend both days of the course you pick):

Grade 9 (Adult Only) (Must attend both nights)

Session #4 TBD (Mon/Wed) 6:00PM-10:00PM
Session #5 TBD (Wed/Fri) 6:00PM-10:00PM

 

Our Grade 9 Classes are held at 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Upstairs at the Ballistic United Soccer Club Conference Room (Field Session will be held at Pleasanton Middle School.)
 


Referee Requirements:
  • You must be at least twelve (12) years old (by Jan 1st, 2014 for our classes in 2014)
  • You must take a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) beginning referee class and then pass an examination
  • PSRA offers both Grade 8 and Grade 9 beginning classes
    • Grade 8 classes are comprised of six three hour sessions (18 hours total) and qualify successful candidates to officiate any level of USSF sanctioned match.
    • Grade 9 classes are comprised of two four hour sessions (9 hours total) and qualify successful candidates to officiate under 14 age groups recreational league matches only. (Grade 9 Classes are only offered to Adults)
  • For Pleasanton residents, the Grade 9 and Grade 8 classes cost $50 ($55 non-residents). Your annual USSF/CNRA registration fee of $45 is included in the class fee. You get a $25 refund if you referee at least 10 league matches in Pleasanton. This refund is in addition to the money you will be paid for refereeing the 10 matches.
  • You must be physically able to run for an entire soccer match, have good vision, and be able to understand and apply the Laws of the game
  • Refereeing is an excellent way to improve your health!

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Daily Referee Quiz

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FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • A player takes a throw-in. He throws the ball directly to his goalkeeper. The goalkeeper touches the ball with his hand, attempting to stop it, but the ball enters the goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Apply advantage and award a goal.
    (b)  Disallow the goal and award an indirect free-kick to the attacking team.
    (c)  Disallow the goal and award a dropped ball.
    (d)  Disallow the goal and award a throw-in to the opposing team.

  • A team playing with twelve players scores a goal. The referee realises this before play is restarted. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Disallow the goal. The 12th player should be cautioned and ordered to leave the field of play. Restart the match with a dropped ball.
    (b)  Allow the goal. The 12th player should be cautioned for entering the field of play without the permission of the referee and required to leave the field of play.
    (c)  Disallow the goal. Caution the 12th player and require him to leave the field of play. Restart the match with an indirect free kick from the defending team`s goal area.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • The goalkeeper has the ball in his hands. At the moment he releases the ball to kick it, an opponent intercepts it and scores a goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows the goal because the opponent took the ball from the goalkeeper fairly.
    (b)  The referee awards an indirect free kick against the opponent`s team.
    (c)  The referee awards a direct free kick against the opponent`s team for the offence.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • At a dropped ball, after the ball has touched the ground but before being touched by any player, a defender inside his own penalty area spits at an opponent inside the penalty arc. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the defender and has the dropped ball retaken.
    (b)  The referee sends off the defender and awards a penalty kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee sends off the defender and awards a direct free kick to the opposing team from where the opponent was.
    (d)  The referee sends off the defender and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team from where the player was inside the penalty arc.


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