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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, 8 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field work and test.
 

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  July Dates TBD
Session #3  August Dates TBD

Our Grade 8 Classes are held at 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Upstairs at the Ballistic United Soccer Club Conference Room


USSF badge 2012 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)





If you are interested in taking a class in another local city then click here for a list of available class

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.
 


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

Daily Quiz - AReferee.com

FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • If a player uses his hands, arms, legs or body to prevent an opponent from playing the ball he is penalised with...
    (a)  a direct free kick or a penalty kick.
    (b)  a dropped ball.
    (c)  an indirect free kick.
    (d)  a direct free kick, an indirect free kick, a penalty kick or a dropped ball.

  • If a player uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when the ball is not in play he is guilty of...
    (a)  violent conduct.
    (b)  serious foul play.
    (c)  violent behaviour or serious foul play.
    (d)  unsporting behaviour.

  • During half time, one of the teams makes a substitution without informing the referee and the substitute scores a goal. The referee realises before the game restarts. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Allow the goal and caution the player for improper entry onto the field of play.
    (b)  Allow the goal and caution the coach for not communicating the change.
    (c)  Disallow the goal and caution the player for unsporting behaviour. Restart play with an indirect free kick against the substitute`s team taken from the defending team`s goal area.
    (d)  Disallow the goal and caution the player for unsporting behaviour. Restart the match with a dropped ball taken from the defending team`s goal area.

  • A throw-in is taken correctly. A team-mate (not the goalkeeper) of the thrower sees the ball is heading for his own goal. He deliberately handles the ball inside his own penalty area. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the team-mate for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity and awards a penalty kick to the opponents.
    (b)  The referee awards a penalty kick to the opponents.
    (c)  The referee cautions the team-mate for unsporting behaviour and awards an indirect free kick to the opponents.
    (d)  The referee cautions the team-mate for deliberately handling the ball and awards a penalty kick to the opponents.


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