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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 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 TBD Aug 28-Sept 12  

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



For BUSC/RAGE U9/10 Recreational Referee Program

USSF badge 2012 Here is the list of New Referee Classes for BUSC/RAGE Adults Register for one of the following coures which comprise 1hr Class Orientation, 1-3hrs Online homework and Test done before class starts, 8 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field session. (Must pass the online test done at home.)


Grade 8 (Must attend 2 nights Class Instruction plus Field Session)

Session #4 Friday(Orientation)
Wednesday(Class)
Friday(Class)
Saturday(Field)
Aug 28 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Sept 2 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 4 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 12(8:00AM-Noon or 1PM-5PM)
First Class Sept Registration here
Session #5 Friday(Orientation)
Wednesday(Class)
Friday(Class)
Saturday(Field)
Aug 28 (8:00PM-9:00PM)
Sept 9 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 11 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 12(8:00AM-Noon or 1PM-5PM)
2nd Class Sept Registration here
Session #C Combo class Aug 28 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Sept 2 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 11 (6:00P-10:00PM)
Sept 12(8:00AM-Noon or 1PM-5PM)
Contact Frank for details

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

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 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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FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • Of the following offences committed by a goalkeeper, which is punishable by a sending off?
    (a)  Serious foul play.
    (b)   Violent conduct.
    (c)  Uses offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures.
    (d)  All of the answers are correct.

  • While the ball is in play a substitute enters the field of play without permission from the referee and recklessly strikes an opponent. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the offending player. Play is restarted with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee sends off the substitute for receiving two cautions. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick where the ball was when the offence was committed.
    (c)  The referee sends off the offending player. Play is restarted with a direct free kick or penalty kick from where the offence was committed.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • If a player is sent off before kick-off to start the match, can he be replaced by one of the nominated substitutes?
    (a)  No
    (b)  No, the team begins the match with ten players.
    (c)  Yes, the team is allowed to begin with 11 players and it is not considered a substitution.
    (d)  It depends on the Rules of the Competition.

  • Is there a maximum distance away from the touch line from which a throw-in may be taken?
    (a)  Yes. The thrower must stand at least 2yds (2 m) from the touch line.
    (b)  No
    (c)  Yes
    (d)  Yes. The thrower must stand no more than 2yds (2 m) from the touch line.


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