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Beginner Youth and Adult Referee Classes

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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 2016 

Session #1
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, March 8, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Thursday, March 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, March 12, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, March 19, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day - Location TBD

Click here to Register/Signup for this March Class

Session #2  Wednesday, May 4, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, May 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training, - BUSC Offices
Thursday, May 12, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, May 14, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, May 21, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day- Location TBD 

Click here to Register/Signup for this May 2016 Class

Session #3  July  
Session #4  Aug  

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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
 
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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   Aug  
Session #5   Sept Contact Frank @925 989 8098
To signup for this 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 July 1st, 2016 for our classes in 2016)
  • 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
  • Two opponents accidentally leave the field of play as a result of their playing movement. At that moment, one of them strikes the other in the face using excessive force while the ball is in play. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows play to continue because the offence was committed off the field of play.
    (b)  The referee applies advantage. He then cautions or sends off the offending player depending on the seriousness of the offence at the next stoppage in play.
    (c)  The referee sends off the offending player and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (d)  The referee awards a dropped ball and sends off the offending player.

  • A substitute enters the field of play instead of a named player at the start of the match. The referee was not informed of this change. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  He allows play to continue but cautions the player during the first stoppage in play.
    (b)  He allows play to continue but counts it as a substitution.
    (c)  He allows play to continue without cautioning the player and will report the incident to the relevant authorities.
    (d)  He does not allow play to continue, and insists that the named player enters the field of play.

  • A substitute enters the field of play without the referee`s permission. With the ball in play an opponent strikes him using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the opponent for violent conduct and cautions the substitute. Play is restarted with a dropped ball where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (b)  The referee sends off the opponent for violent conduct, cautions the substitute for unsporting behaviour. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (c)  The referee sends off the opponent for violent conduct. Play is restarted with a dropped ball where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • A corner kick is awarded to a team and the goalkeeper decides to take the kick. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows it.
    (b)  The referee does not allow it.
    (c)  The referee must caution the goalkeeper for leaving the penalty area.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.


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