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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
  • A spectator blows a whistle and a defender, inside his own penalty area, handles the ball believing that play has been stopped. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee stops play and restarts play with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee stops play and restarts play with a direct free kick or penalty.
    (c)  The referee allows play to continue.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • 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.

  • After taking a corner kick, the ball strikes a foreign object and becomes defective. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee has the corner kick retaken with a new ball.
    (b)  The referee awards a dropped ball to be taken with a new ball inside the corner arc.
    (c)  The referee awards a dropped ball to be taken with a new ball where the ball touched the foreign object.
    (d)  None of the answers is completely correct.

  • If two players from the same team challenge an opponent for the ball...
    (a)  it is always a direct free kick.
    (b)  it is always an indirect free kick.
    (c)  it is not always a foul. It depends on how the challenges are made.
    (d)  it is always a direct or indirect free kick.


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