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Çağkan Demir's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 4 weeks ago by Çağkan Demir
Hello, I am currently refereeing in Turkey. I am planning move to California for education (community college and university). Can I continue my refereeing in California?
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Suneet Trivedy's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 1 week ago by Suneet Trivedy
Hello Fellow Referees, I am new to this forum. I just cleared my grade 8 exam yesterday. I had couple of questions: 1. I am an international student. I wanted to check up to which level I can go with my badges since I don't have the citizenship? 2. How can I get the games for refereeing? 3. When...
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Topic started 11 months 3 weeks ago by Soccer Referee USA
What do you think of the kid's rant? video
Kevin Rayl's Avatar
Last Post by Kevin Rayl 11 months 3 weeks ago
Quote: Quote: Come on guys, that video was actually pretty darn funny for a young teen audience, he made this for his friends not for all the state and nationals. Raging like that with quick edits is classic youtube ranting and I think he did a pretty good job. Word choice not the best (not a fan of "retard")...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 7 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
I wanted to start a topic for those who would like to become certified as United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referees. If you are not sure where to begin or simply have some questions about becoming a soccer referee, post a question in this thread and with the support of our members we will be...
Jessica Gardner's Avatar
Last Post by Jessica Gardner 1 year 2 weeks ago
Do you know of any referee courses in upstate NY? I am a gym teacher at our private school and we have a soccer team that we need a referee for. WE have a few refs that we use but I don't think any of them have had formal training and they aren't always available. I have a limited knowledge of the...
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Christian Chapman's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Christian Chapman
One long (8:30 to 6:30) instructional period and a test away fellows. Here's hoping.
Soccer Referee USA's Avatar
Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 2 months ago
Congrats!
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Soccer Referee USA's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
Great video by Ben Glass: video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KReU9tPYlc More on how to become a referee: HERE ENTRY Level Practice Test: HERE
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Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
Sadly, this type of quality training is rarely happening within USSF. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDa2n9aDc40 Learn how to become a USSF Referee here: http://soccerrefereeusa.com/index.php/become-a-referee
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 4 months ago
[attachment] Ref-Comm Open Mic Communication System as seen on TV. Shop Now: www.refereestore.com/ref-comm/
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Jack Tait's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 6 months ago by Jack Tait
Hey everyone. My name's Jack Tait, I am currently a referee in the UK (with the London FA) and I'm going to college in New Jersey from September. Does anyone know how I go about transferring from the UK to New Jersey? Thanks
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Last Post by Jack Tait 1 year 6 months ago
Thanks Mark, that's great.
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Daniel Chalian's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 7 months ago by Daniel Chalian
Good Afternoon and thank you for taking your time to read this: I moved from the Bay Area in September down to Southern California (around the Hollywood area). I've been inactive for a few months and I recently joined one Referee Association but realized that games aren't close or enough to...
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Last Post by Daniel Chalian 1 year 7 months ago
Thank you very much for your help
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Giancarlo Perluzzo's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Giancarlo Perluzzo
hi all, my name is Giancarlo Perluzzo im Pro soccer referee in my country Venezuela, i will move to New Jersey soon, i want to know if you can help to found some ref to comunicate
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Last Post by General Grivous 1 year 9 months ago
Quote: hi all, my name is Giancarlo Perluzzo im Pro soccer referee in my country Venezuela, i will move to New Jersey soon, i want to know if you can help to found some ref to comunicate Here is their state associations website: www.njrefs.com/
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Kiryl Marchuk's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 10 months ago by Kiryl Marchuk
Hello, Few weeks ago I have become a PIAA registered referee in PA, Philadelphia. I am very interested in also becoming USSF certified. I want to ref, older/higher level games grade 7+. I was wondering do I need to start from the bottom (grade 8) in order to move up a level? Maybe, since I have...
David Bartel's Avatar
Last Post by David Bartel 1 year 10 months ago
PIAA licence will be seperate from a USSF license. www.epsarc.org/ go to the Becoming a Soccer Referee link scroll thru to here to find a class at a place and time that works for you... there will likely be more offerings closer to January....
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Melissa Zwilling's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 1 month ago by Melissa Zwilling
Hi all, this is the same OP from "Overwhelmed," where you all gave me lots of excellent advice that I have been trying my best to follow, but I'm still feeling frustrated. Maybe being unappreciated is just part of the job, but out of 3 games that I have refereed alone (high school freshman boys)...
Kevin Rayl's Avatar
Last Post by Kevin Rayl 2 years 3 weeks ago
Quote: A few things from my experience: 1) There are more misogynistic coaches out there than anybody cares to admit. Coaches who are usually composed and polite with male referees will call female referees "Sweetheart" or "Darling" (or similar) in a very derisive way. There are also coaches who believe...
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Steve Huff's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 1 month ago by Steve Huff
Any tips for keeping feet dry when it's not raining but the ground is wet? I have tried putting my foot in a plastic bag such as from WalMart, and then putting on my shoe, but find that the bag usually tears and then leaks. Any other ideas?
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Last Post by Kevin Rayl 2 years 4 weeks ago
If it is a moist morning, I will bring two pairs of shoes. Wear the old pair first while the field dries. By Half or before the next game, the dew is gone and I put on the dry pair of shoes (with dry socks) to finish the day. One caution, I'm in Colorado were we normally have very little humidity...
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Melissa Zwilling's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 1 month ago by Melissa Zwilling
I will NEVER heckle another referee again! LOL (To be fair, I only ever said silly things.) I recently became certified to referee high school soccer; I saw one of the worst officiated games I've ever seen and thought, "I can do better!" So I put my money where my mouth is and went for it. My first...
mike lim's Avatar
Last Post by mike lim 2 years 1 month ago
Years ago when I refereed high school in Utah and Nevada they often put one person on JV games. Back then the standard of play was where that was manageable. These days I'd go nuts if asked to do a JV game alone, let alone a Varsity. There is absolutely no chance you can call offside, no matter how...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 9 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Love it. [attachment] USSF Uniforms: www.soccersuperstoreusa.com/referee-gear/referee-uniforms/
Ken Baker's Avatar
Last Post by Ken Baker 2 years 3 months ago
The comment that rings out for me was, "If I didn't do this, I don't know what I would do." I'm 57 and still referee U-littles, rec, high school, competitive travel league, and adults. I've been doing this since etired from the Army in 2002, and it is part of my identity. I see kids kids and...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 4 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
All referees know that if you're trying to get rich, refereeing soccer in U.S. (USSF in particular) is not the way to go :huh: but I wanted to poke on this 800 pound gorilla in the room. I know how underpaid all of us are, despite this being more of a passion and hobby, rather than a job. I know...
Patrick Little's Avatar
Last Post by Patrick Little 2 years 4 months ago
Quote: Patrick, For most of us pay is by region or state. In North Carolina, the state youth soccer association sets the match fees for all classic matches in the state. I rarely do rec but I believe those are set by club but I am not sure. Hmm, perhaps I should lobby the MN Youth Soccer Association to...
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Steve Huff's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 6 months ago by Steve Huff
New ref, just doing AR for now, and find myself sometimes signaling the wrong direction for out of bounds. I know which team should have possession, but for some reason can't get my head around the appropriate signal direction. Any tips for this, beyond remembering things like "red equals right"...
Bryan Shepard's Avatar
Last Post by Bryan Shepard 2 years 6 months ago
The pre-signals do come in handy when it's one of those where it's in the AR's quadrant, but the referee may or may not have had a better view. I've been taught that it's more important that the referee and AR use matching signals, rather than for the AR to assert a differing opinion in a public...
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TJ Porter's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 8 months ago by TJ Porter
I got certified to referee last Summer and began refereeing this Fall. Since the season started in September things were generally warm and dry. On the second to last week of the season I had to referee a game in cold, wet, miserable weather. Since that was my first game in those conditions I didn't...
Luke Manderle's Avatar
Last Post by Luke Manderle 2 years 7 months ago
When it comes to shoes, I use trail running shoes. I used to use cleats but found that they hurt my feet, especially after long tournaments. I also used to use regular running shoes but found that they didn't have the traction for refereeing, especially when its rainy. So i switched to trail running...
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Ray Hernandez's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 8 months ago by Ray Hernandez
Can anybody recommend any particularly useful books, videos, etc for a new referee?
Ray Hernandez's Avatar
Last Post by Ray Hernandez 2 years 8 months ago
Thanks Brendan, got a digital copy... appreciate the help.
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Jacob Longway's Avatar
Topic started 3 years 2 months ago by Jacob Longway
The referee association in Florida wont answer the calls or call us back. And my local administrator is no longer available to call so I have no idea how to register or find courses to use in Seminole county. What do I do?
Steve Greene's Avatar
Last Post by Steve Greene 3 years 2 months ago
Do you live or want to referee games in the Seminole and Sylvan lakes complex area? If so Malcolm King is fantastic to work with and I have never had any problems with him returning calls or e-mails and I am in GA and only work with him once a year for ECNL....
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Max Baril's Avatar
Topic started 3 years 3 months ago by Max Baril
Hi All, I'm new to both soccerrefereeusa and to referring in general. I'm 26 and a big soccer fan and have decided to start refereeing in my spare time. I've been trying to learn as much as possible. My first thought was AYSO would be a good place to start refereeing. I've passed the online...
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Last Post by Max Baril 3 years 3 months ago
Thanks you all very much. I'm thinking I'll probably start with AYSO to get my feet wet since it seems that AYSO is pretty easy to jump right in and not have to pay fees right away. Hopefully I'll love refereeing as much as I think I will and will then cross-certify once I've upgraded a bit. Look...
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Mariusz Nowak's Avatar
Topic started 3 years 4 months ago by Mariusz Nowak
Being new to this forum and trying to be referee next available clinic, was wondering what it takes to become good/great/well known referee?? Soccer playing experience, age (i am 33, am i too old to become referee??), what are your thoughts about it??
Brendan Mitchell's Avatar
Last Post by Brendan Mitchell 3 years 3 months ago
You're never to old to become a referee. BUT, there is a cut-off age to progress to the top levels. AT 33, I wouldn't imagine you'd be able to make it to the national league level, but you might be able to make it to the next level down, depending on what the structure is where you are.
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Miguel Dantas's Avatar
Topic started 3 years 6 months ago by Miguel Dantas
Hello everybody. I was always a fan of the referees and i always wanted to become one. And i have one doubt. I wear contact lenses for my below than average sight. Without the lenses i can´t see in the distance, but with them i can see as good as any person with no problems. Is that a serious...
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Last Post by Crwys Harris 3 years 6 months ago
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Jay Day's Avatar
Topic started 3 years 10 months ago by Jay Day
Thanks for checking this post out. I've been doing indoor soccer games on and off since 1999. Currently, I referee, evaluate and help to mentor our younger referees that come through our doors. I'm convinced that since indoor soccer works as an excellent off-season training tool for the regular...
Jay Day's Avatar
Last Post by Jay Day 3 years 9 months ago
Quote: I have a few questions regarding indoor rules/ officials 1) in a recent match I watched online there were two referees on the felid and two standing next to each other in a bench area, what are the two in the bench area or officials area used for. 2) the announcers were saying that a yellow card...
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Andrew Preston's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 3 weeks ago by Andrew Preston
I am certified by PIAA and reffing games in the School District of Philadelphia Public League. Is there any reciprocity and if so what should I do next, other than posted on the website? Thanks
Michael Teegarden's Avatar
Last Post by Michael Teegarden 4 years 3 weeks ago
To referee USSF sanctioned games, you must be USSF certified. The PIAA certification only covers the state of PA for High School games. The same is true in reverse. PIAA does not recognize USSF certification for PIAA games. You have to hold both certifications.
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Steve Zakuani's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 1 month ago by Steve Zakuani
Hi my name is Steve Zakuani. This is how I play. I need a new career because my rap artistry hasn't taken off. Do you think I could be a referee??? Where do I begin? Can I rap about it too?
Crwys Harris's Avatar
Last Post by Crwys Harris 4 years 1 month ago
Haha. Didn't take you long did it.
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Bradley Schlesinger's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 2 months ago by Bradley Schlesinger
I'm moving out to St. Louis at the end of the month, and I'd like to continue to referee in Missouri. So I went to the "Become a Referee" tab above to try and find information about refereeing in St. Louis. Unfortunately, Missouri's referee website is not the most organized in the world... If there...
Conner Curnick's Avatar
Last Post by Conner Curnick 4 years 2 months ago
Or ZIPCAR if the campus offers it. I don't know if you are at SLU or WashU but it's something to look at.
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Brian Moloney's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 3 months ago by Brian Moloney
Spring season is over and I thought I'd reflect on my first season as a referee. I had a total of 26 games, mostly in the U9-U12 range. Oddly enough, I found the higher level U10 games to be the most challenging. U10 is the oldest of the single referee, small field levels. At the top division,...
Joe Griego's Avatar
Last Post by Joe Griego 4 years 3 months ago
Quote: Spring season is over and I thought I'd reflect on my first season as a referee. I had a total of 26 games, mostly in the U9-U12 range. Oddly enough, I found the higher level U10 games to be the most challenging. There is a significant percentage of Grade 8 referees and very few that move up to...
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Dave's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 4 months ago by Dave
Hi, I am a 22 year old recent college grad. I am looking to do something different that is fun. Albeit I have no experience, refereeing has always been something I thought I would be good at and enjoy doing. If anyone can help me in becoming certified/which certification/getting matches I would...
Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Last Post by Rafal Wlazlo 4 years 4 months ago
Hi Dave, I'm in New York, but I found the info for you: 1. Register at https://njsrc.gameofficials.net/public/ussf/newUserOption.cfm 2. Visit http://www.njrefs.com/BecomingaReferee/index_E.html for more detailed info about the classes. The page states that: All Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Courses...
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Scott Buchler's Avatar
Topic started 4 years 5 months ago by Scott Buchler
Worked as AR1 on a U11 match with a new grade 8, his first ever center. It was a complete mess! Suffice to say that everyone was angry, players, parents, coaches, etc.... Any thoughts on what to do as AR as the game is quickly turning in to a wrestling match?
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Last Post by Corey Salomon 4 years 4 months ago
Quote: Does your state or local association have a mentoring group at all? I feel as though he is not ready for an assessment, but mentoring could do wonders for him. I came over to club ball after years of just rec/high school ball in my late 20's early 30's and was introduced to real mentoring, and...
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