Cal North CYSA - District 8
Your Subtitle text

Dear League Officials and Assignors:

My name is Doug Chard, Regional Referee AdministratorThis is to update you and your league on procedures set forth by CNRA for requesting Entry Level Referee Clinics (ELC).  Please see important details below regarding new online procedures for course requests.


All course requests will need to be completed online.  The fee for the course is $300 with an additional charge for Laws of the Game books of $5 times the number of books needed for the course.


USSF Referee Entry-Level Course (Grade 8) Information:

  1. The Sponsoring League shall request the clinic online at  You can click the Sponsor an Entry Level Referee Course hyperlink, which will direct you to the instructions for requesting a clinic through GameOfficials.

  2. The Course size is limited to 35 students.

  3. Determine the number of Laws of the Game ($5.00 each) needed for the course.

  4. Two separate checks (payable to CNRA) are required for the course ($300) and for the books (# of books needed x $5) and must be mailed directly to CNRA.  The address is CNRA, PO BOX 848, Rocklin, CA, 95677.  If possible, please reference the course number on the checks.  It should be located on GameOfficials once the course request has been completed.

  5. Once the checks have been received by CNRA, the Regional Referee Administrator will be notified, an instructor will be assigned, and the course will be approved.

  6. Students will be required to register for the course online.  This can be done by going to and clicking on the hyperlink titled Become a Referee.  They can view available courses by selecting the "On-line, Classroom, and Field Session" link.  From here they can then click on the hyperlink that will take them to the registration page for the clinic they choose. 
  7. If at any time you have questions regarding Entry Level Clinics, In-Service Clinics, Referee Registration, or general questions, please feel free to contact me.

    For the Good of the Game,

    Doug Chard
    CNRA Regional Referee Administrator
    East Region


    Phone:  (209) 603-3549


Requesting A Clinic On-line
Upcoming Referee Class Registration


CNRA Referee Course Modules

Grade 8

Grade 9

Classroom Power Point Presentations

Grade 8

Grade 9


Bad Day

Have you ever had a bad day as a referee?  Compare your experience with the experience of the following referees:



Working With Young Players

The following video gives a USYS perspective on referees working with very young soccer players:


What Being The Referee Means On The Field


What you need to remember when you take the field as a referee.

Forms & Information

Laws of the Game Workshop

Required for coaches to be rostered with CYSA competitive teams in district 8.  Alternative to holding a current referee license.
Topics: Offside, Fouls, Misconducts, Interactions with Officials, etc. 



Send off Report

Send Off Report (For NorCal, US Club games)

Referee Crowd Control Protocol (PK Award)

W-9 Form
W-9 Instructions

Referee Medical Authorization

Referee Code of Conduct

District VIII - Referee Hall of Fame

Referee Year League Gender
Will Schwabe
Motherlode M
Aexis Rodriguez
2016 Motherlode F
Sonia Luiz
2015 Tracy F
Luis Basulto
2014 Lodi M
Dinora Angel
2014 Tracy F
Adriana Contreras 2013 Stockton F
Gideon Stelmack
2013 Manteca M
Steven Pust 2012 Merced M
Jessica Montiel 2012 Manteca F
Matt Hubbard 2011 Merced M
Andrea Ikeda             2011 Stockton F
Sydnee Koscielecki  2010 Manteca F
Scotty Cunningham  2010 Turlock M
Alicia Mendoza      2009 Turlock F
Luis Ordaz    2009 Lodi M
Ariel Olarte    2008 Stockton F
Victor Mendoza  2008 Manteca M
Jill Hanks   2007 Oakdale F
Chris Minor   2007 Merced M
Jenny Monzingo  2006 Oakdale F
Brandon Hale   2006 Modesto M
Elizabeth Boydston 2005 Turlock F
Andrew Martinez  2005 Oakdale M
Jamie Anderson 2004 Manteca F
Aaron Abood  2004 Stockton M
Michelle Rivera   2001 Turlock F
Hathan Habben 2001 Modesto M
Dyane Burgos      2000 Stockton F
Nathan Garcia    2000 Stockton M

          2016 District VIII Western Regional/Presidents' Cup  Referees
Left To Right:

Jordan Justice
Charlie Smoot
Hector Padilla
Eduardo Zavala
Amara Michaelis
Naomi Nunis
Will Schwabe
Bhavik Dutt 

Want To Be A Referee?

If you are interested in becoming a referee, there are courses given in many cities, in different districts.  You may find a class near you by checking the class listings     here


This is simple.  To be assigned to Cal North games, you must have a current referee license.  The license from the previous year does not count, if you are in the following year, and have not renewed your license.  You effectively have NO license, as the previous license has expired.  To referee games for each year, you must renew your license every year.

To renew your license, go to:                   CNRA


Laws Of The Game Work Shop For Coaches

When:             Thursday August 18, 5:30-9:30
Where:            Bret Harte High School, room 53
                         364 Murphys Grade Rd
                         Angels Camp
Cost:               $10 - paid at the course .
Instructor:      Contact for registration: Douglass Chard

Who should attend: CYSA competitive coaches and anyone else who wants a better knowledge of key laws of the game.

Coaches of CYSA district 8 competitive soccer teams need to have either a current referee license, or have completed this Laws of the Game workshop within the past two years.



Want to test your knowledge of the laws against game situations and receive immediately feedback on your answers?  There is an on-line site that provides this service to you!  Increase your knowledge and skills on handling game situations by taking some of the tests.


CNRA presents a brand new program

The Referee Academy 

          We will provide top quality, ongoing training to referees of all ages and grades, who are
motivated to become better
, and willing to commit to the 10 month program and fully participate.

                    3-hour sessions including fieldwork and classroom instruction will be held near you in each district, monthly.



 District sessions will be led by top-level National and FIFA referees with help from the local instructors, assessors, assignors and administrators

 State-sponsored sessions  will  include  top-level  guest instructors in addition to top referees from Northern California


State Level Sessions

        For state level sessions, they are open by invitation only.  You must have completed the two monthly sessions, prior to the state level session.



San Joaquin County session

Field Time:              TBD       
Field Location:                TBD                     
Classroom Time:           TBD

Cost:                                                -   FREE

For more information and to sign-up, please contact:

Douglas Chard E-Mail: c.209-603-3549

For more information on the CNRA academy go here

To register for the District VIII CNRA academy go here


  • Log into registration system
  • You will need a credit card to use the on-line registration
  • You will need your 'ID number", which is printed on your previous registration card, and your USSF password.


    If you are seeking to take a referee class, find an 'in-service' clinic, or register for the 'fun run' & test, this is also where you go to find and register.  The listings cover all district areas.

MARCH 20, 2012



The following statement was issued in conjunction with the above:

As you can see the referee still has the ultimate authority for deciding if equipment is safe however there is more information on orthopedic supports and what you may allow if you deem it safe and under what conditions:

As per the PIM any player wearing an orthopedic support must have with them at the game a medical release that has been signed by a licensed medical physician.

Other devices you may be asked to consider allowing are knee and ankle braces, hard splints, soft casts and air casts.  These devices may be permitted if a medical release signed by a licensed medical physician is present and if the device is worn in accordance with the stipulations in the PIM, and if referee deems it safe to the player and others AND the medical release signed by a licensed medical physician is present at the game.

However, hard casts and splints made of a hard substance that cover the circumference of the arm or wrist ARE NOT permitted even if they are covered with padding.

New Jewelry Rule In Effect

    Cal North has modified the established jewelry policy to cover jewelry that may be permanently attached to a player, or is of religious nature.  For jewelry that is permanently attached, the parent must have signed the Cal North waiver form, and the form must be presented to the referee for viewing.  If the form is not presented, the player cannot play until the form is produced.  The following quote from PIM 12-1, lists the new policy.

PIM 12-1 (Modified 01-2012 / Rev 09-2013) PLAYER EQUIPMENT

Jewelry: Except as provided below, All jewelry must be removed, including necklaces, rings, earrings, friendship bracelets and any visible body piercing with an earring-like device; Medical identification ("medic alert") jewelry is not to be removed; medical identification jewelry must be taped securely and completely to the wrist or neck.  Any item of clothing or jewelry that is clearly religious in nature and that is required by the wearer’s religion to be worn may be permitted by the referee if it is not dangerous and not likely to provide the player with an unfair advantage.  Items that are permanently attached to the player’s body and are not removable may be permitted if:  (1) in the opinion of the referee the item(s) are not dangerous to other players or can reasonably be made safe and (2) the player’s parent or guardian has signed a waiver on a form specified by Cal North CYSA.

Website Builder