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All United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliates, including California Youth Soccer Association North (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer (NorCal) require that all referees be certified by USSF. To do this, you must have a USSF Grade 8 license (badge). To obtain a USSF Grade 8 license you must attend and pass the class requirements. Class information is provided below.

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 1hr Class Orientation, 3hrs Online homework and Online Test, 8 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field session.   (Must pass the online test done at home.)
 

Grade 8 Youth and Adult Classes in Pleasanton for 2015 

Session #1 Friday
Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Apr 24 (7:30-8:30PM)
Apr 30 (6:00P-10:00PM)
May 1 (6:00P-10:00PM)
May 2 (8AM-1PM)
Class Registration here
Session #2 Friday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
July 24 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
July 29 (6:00PM-10:00PM)
July 30(6:00PM-10:00PM)
July 31(6:00PM-9:00PM)
Class July Registration here
Session #3 Tuseday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Aug 4 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Aug 12 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Aug 13(6:00P-10:00PM)
Aug 14(6:00P-9:00PM)
Class Aug Registration here
Session #4 Thursday
Tuesday
Friday
Saturday
Aug 27 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Sept 1 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 4 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 5(8:00AM-11:00AM) 
Class Sept Registration Here

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 Aquatic Park at Black Ave and Santa Rita Road.

Referee Classes in Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon or Danville:

If you are interested in taking a class in another local city then click here to search through list of available class in Northern California
 
If you have any questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frank @925 989 8098



USSF badge 2012 For BUSC/RAGE U9/10 Recreational Referee Program

Here is the list of New Referee Classes for BUSC/RAGE Adults Register for one of the following coures which comprise
OPTION A) 1hr Class Orientation, 1-3hrs Online homework and Test done before class starts, 8 hrs Class instruction, 3 hrs field session. (Must pass the online test done at home.)   
OPTION B)  2 nights of classes with 8hrs of Class Instruction and pass a test.


Must attend 2 nights Class Instruction plus Field Session/Pass Test

Session #4 Thursday(Orientation)
Tuesday(Class)
Friday(Class)
Saturday(Field)
Aug 27 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Sept 1 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 4 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 5(8:00AM-11:00AM) 
First Class Sept Registration here
Session #5 Wednesday(Class)
Thursday(Class)
Sept 9 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 10 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Contact Frank @925 989 8098
To signup for this class
This is a shorter Grade 9 class

If you cannot make one of the sessions or have any questions please call Frank @925 989 8098

Our Grade 8 & 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 Aquatic Park at Black Ave and Santa Rita Road.)
 


Referee Requirements:
  • You must be at least twelve (12) years old (by Jan 1st, 2015 for our classes in 2015)
  • You must take a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) beginning referee class and then pass an examination
  • PSRA offers the Grade 8 beginner Referee classes
    • Grade 8 classes  1hr Class Orientation, 3hrs Online homework and Online Test, 6 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field session.
  • For Pleasanton residents Grade 8 classes cost $45. 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.
  • For Adults in the BUSC/RAGE u9/U10 volunteer program there is no cost for the class.
  • 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
  • With the ball in play, the referee sees a group of substitutes arguing with officials from the opposing team in the technical area. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows play to continue because the incidents are outside the field of play.
    (b)  The referee stops play, cautions the offenders and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee stops play, sends off the offenders and awards a direct free kick to the opposing team.
    (d)  The referee stops play, takes the appropriate disciplinary action and awards a dropped ball.

  • A goal kick is taken correctly but a gust of wind returns the ball into the penalty area. The player who took the goal kick stops the ball with his hand to prevent it from entering the goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards an indirect free kick for touching the ball a second time before it had touched another player.
    (b)  The referee orders the goal kick to be retaken.
    (c)  The referee awards a penalty kick and sends off the offending player for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
    (d)  The referee awards a penalty kick or an indirect free kick.

  • It is the opinion of the International FA Board that a match should not continue if there are fewer than...
    (a)  five players remaining in a team.
    (b)  six players remaining in a team.
    (c)  seven players remaining in a team.
    (d)  eight players remaining in a team.

  • A player leaves the field of play and strikes a spectator who has been insulting him. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee applies advantage if there is a clear goalscoring opportunity. If not, he stops play, sends off the player and awards an indirect free kick.
    (b)  The referee stops play immediately, sends off the player and awards an indirect free kick against the team of the player responsible for the violent conduct.
    (c)  The referee applies advantage if the opponents have possession and a clear opportunity to attack the opponents goal. If not, he stops play and sends off the player.
    (d)  The referee allows play to continue and during the next stoppage in play sends off the player for violent conduct.


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