Dear League Officials and Assignors:
My name is Doug Chard, Regional Referee Administrator. This 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:
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,
CNRA Regional Referee Administrator
Phone: (209) 603-3549
CNRA presents a brand new program
The Referee Academy
OUR GOAL IS TO HELP REFEREES AT ALL LEVELS IMPROVE!
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.
UTILIZING TOP-LEVEL REFEREES, INSTRUCTORS, ASSIGNORS AND ASSESSORS
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.
For more information and to sign-up, please contact:
Douglas Chard E-Mail: DouglasChard1@aol.com c.209-603-3549
- 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.
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.