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

LICENSES & GAMES

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
                         ph.209-603-3549
                         DouglasChard1@aol.com

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.

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.

Left To Right:
Jordan Justice, Charlie Smoot , Hector Padilla
Eduardo Zavala, Amara Michaelis, Naomi Nunis
Will Schwabe, Bhavik Dutt 

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.

DISTRICT VIII SESSIONS


TBD
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: DouglasChard1@aol.com c.209-603-3549

For more information on the CNRA academy go here

To register for the District VIII CNRA academy go here

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.

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


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


  • The Course size is limited to 35 students.


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

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Students will be required to register for the course online.  This can be done by going to http://www.cnra.net 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


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

Email:    dchard@cnra.net
Phone:  (209) 603-3549


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Requesting A Clinic On-line
Upcoming Referee Class Registration
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CNRA Referee Course Modules

Grade 8

Grade 9

Classroom Power Point Presentations

Grade 8

Grade 9

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Bad Day

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

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Working With Young Players

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

                              Here

What Being The Referee Means On The Field

                              Video


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

Forms & Information

Information

World Cup Referee At Turlock, 2011, In-Service Clinic

Advice for New Referees


How to handle player injuries by Doug Chard

Concussion Awareness For Referees

A Primer For New Referees

Player Injuries - USSF

cnra.net     -   License Renewal & Referee Information

US Soccer:  Grade Nine (recreational) Referee Course

US Soccer:  Grade Eight (competitive) Referee Course

US Soccer:  Referee Information Download Center

US Soccer:  On-line Referee Training


Laws of the Game Workshop
(  SEE SESSIONS LISTED LATER ON PAGE, BELOW )


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. 

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Forms


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

Videos

Laws Of The Game

When Assistant Referee Has Been View Of Foul

Procedures: Assistant Referee Signals

Concussion Awareness - Law Five

Misconduct Out Of View Of The Referee

Equipment Issues And Player Re-entry

Advice To New Referees:  After The Game

Advice To New Referees:  Being An Assistant Referee

Advice To New Referees:  Before The Game


Advice To New Referees:  Getting Started

Advice To New Referees:  Making A Good Impression

Laws Of The Game:  Level With 2nd To Last Defender

Laws Of The Game:  Managing Injuries

Laws Of The Game:  Ask, Tell, Dismiss

Soccer Fouls

Laws of the game overview - Law 12

MLS1
MLS2
MLS3
MLS4
MLS5
MLS6
MLS7
MLS8
MLS9
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Coaches Gone Wild
When No Call Is The Right Call
The Off-Side Trap
Red Card Fiesta

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CNRA Referee Registration


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
NEW RULES REGARDING PLAYER ORTHOPEDIC/MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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.

Referees