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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 2015 (Six nights for Total 18 hours)

Session #1 April or May Dates: TBD?? (Mon/Wed/Friday)
6:00PM-9:00PM
Session #D June Dates: TBD??
Session #2 July Dates: TBD?? (Tues/Thurs/Friday)
6:00PM-9:00PM
Session #3 Aug Dates: TBD??
Session #L Sep Dates: TBD??

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 Dates: TBD (Mon/Wed) 6:00PM-10:00PM
Session #5 Sept Dates: TBD (Wed/Fri) 6:00PM-10:00PM

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, 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 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
  • When is the ball in play after a throw-in?
    (a)  As soon as the ball leaves the thrower`s hands.
    (b)  As soon as the ball travels a distance equal to its circumference.
    (c)  As soon as the ball enters the field of play.
    (d)  As soon as the ball enters the field of play and the throw-in has been taken correctly.

  • As a goalkeeper is trying to put the ball into play with his hands, an opponent intercepts it. Is this permitted?
    (a)  Yes, the fact that the goalkeeper is prevented from putting the ball into play with his hands does not constitute an offence.
    (b)  No, it is an offence to prevent the goalkeeper from putting the ball into play with his hands. The referee stops play and it is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  No, the fact that the goalkeeper is prevented from putting the ball into play with his hands is an offence. The player is cautioned and play is restarted with a direct free kick to the opposing team.
    (d)  No, the fact that the goalkeeper is prevented from putting the ball into play with his hands is an offence. The player is cautioned and play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

  • If a player crosses over a boundary line, leaving the field of play through his natural movement, is he deemed to have left the field of play without the referee`s permission?
    (a)  Yes, the referee should caution him.
    (b)  No, the player has left the field of play accidentally so it is not considered unsporting behaviour.
    (c)  Yes, the referee should stop play, penalise his team with an indirect free kick to be taken from where the offence was committed and caution the player.
    (d)  No, but the player can only re-enter the field of play with the permission of the referee.

  • A player is leaving the field of play to be substituted after having received permission from the referee. Before leaving the field of play, he strikes an opponent using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the player and allows the substitution. Play is restarted according to the Laws of the Game.
    (b)  The referee sends off the player and does not allow the substitution. Play is restarted with a direct free kick.
    (c)  The referee sends off the player, allows the substitution as it had been requested previously. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick.
    (d)  The referee sends off the player and does not allow him to be substituted, however another player could be substituted during this stoppage. Play is restarted according to the Laws of the Game.


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