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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 July 14,15,17,21,22,24
(Mon/Tues/Thurs)
6:00PM-9:00PM
Session #3 Aug 4,6,8,11,13,15 (Mon/Wed/Friday)
6:00PM-9:00PM
Class in Cities near Pleasanton
Livermore
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Aug 19,20,21,(Tues/Wed/Thur)
25,26,28 (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
 6:00PM-9:00PM
Livermore
(Info Link)
 Sep 8,9,11,15,16,18  (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
 6:00PM-9:00PM

Interested in taking a Beginner Pleasanton Referee Class in 2015 Click here to Sign Up 

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

(Note: 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 Aug 25,27 (Mon/Wed) 6:00PM-10:00PM
Session #5 Sept 3,5 (Wed/Fri) 6:00PM-10:00PM
Session #6 Aug 25,Sept 5 (Mon/Fri) 6:00PM-10:00PM

Sign Up here for one of the Sessions above for the Recreational BUSC/RAGE u9/u10 Parent Beginner Referee Class in 2014 

If you have any questions contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or
call Frank @925 989 8098

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
  • An opponent jumps up and down in front of the thrower during a throw-in. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee always lets play continue, provided the opponent respects the two-metre distance established by the Laws of Game.
    (b)  The referee cautions the player and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee cautions the offending player and orders the throw-in to be retaken.
    (d)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

  • Can a player voluntarily leave the field of play to drink water?
    (a)  Yes, players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play.
    (b)  No, players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play, but only on the touch line.
    (c)  Players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play, but only next to the touchline in front of the technical area.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • A player inside his own penalty area strikes the referee using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team taken from where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (b)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with a direct free kick to the opposing team taken from where the offence was committed.
    (c)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team taken from where the offence was committed.
    (d)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with a dropped ball from where the offence was committed.

  • A player strikes an opponent using excessive force with the ball out of play. What offence does he commit?
    (a)  The player is guilty of serious foul play.
    (b)  The player is guilty of violent conduct.
    (c)  The player is guilty of unsporting behaviour.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.


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