Become a Referee

 

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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

 

(Note are 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

 

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
  • Can a goal be scored direct from a corner kick?
    (a)  No, never.
    (b)  Yes, in all cases.
    (c)  Yes, but only in the opponents goal.
    (d)  Yes, as long as the kick is taken by any player except the goalkeeper.

  • Which of the following cases cannot be penalised with a caution for unsporting behaviour?
    (a)  Tripping an opponent.
    (b)  Deliberately handling the ball.
    (c)  Dissent by word or action.
    (d)  Holding an opponent.

  • All offences relating to the throwing of objects (or the ball) are sanctioned by...
    (a)  a sending off.
    (b)  a sending off, a caution or no disciplinary action.
    (c)  a sending off or a caution.
    (d)  a caution.

  • A team has only 9 named starting players at the kick-off. Can two late arriving players join the match once the match has started?
    (a)  Yes, as long as the late arriving players were named on the starting line-up given to the referee before the start of the match.
    (b)  No
    (c)  The referee can decide to allow any late arriving players to complete the side.
    (d)  Only if the opposing team agrees.


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