Refereeing is a great way to become familiar with soccer, an excellent way for our youth to earn money, and a perfect way for all of us to stay active. The Referee "Grade 8" license is the standard first referee level in the United States. Having earned that license, people can referee games in Castro Valley and everywhere else in the US. We pay our referees, as do most clubs.
Our clinic is a course of online training by each student at home followed by 13 hours of classroom and field training. The online training includes several tests on the Laws of the Game. Attendance at all the classroom sessions and the field session is required. The instructor goes through the Laws of the Game explaining the rules and providing practical knowledge and “how to” experience. Each student should bring a note pad and writing instruments to all classroom sessions. And at the last session, badges will be issued. (Must be at least 12 years old by Aug. 1st 2016 to take this course.)
A NON-REFUNDABLE $10 check ($15 non-CVSC members) reserves your position in the class. CVSC will pay the other costs of the class. Prior to receiving the referee badge, each person will also need to pay the standard USSF registration fee of $45.
After getting their licenses, referees are responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and equipment. We will let you know what you need and help you get a discount on it.
The classroom and field sessions are as follows: (Must attend ALL sessions)
Classroom sessions held at CVSC office and Sunday Field session at Canyon Middle School, CV.
CVSC office - 3585 Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley, CA 94546 [map]
Canyon Middle School - 19600 Cull Canyon Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94552 [map]
If you are interested, please mail a check for $10 to CVSC, 3585 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley, CA 94546. There are a limited number of positions, so it’ll be on a first come, first served basis. And if you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Couche | Referee Program Director | Castro Valley Soccer Club | www.castrovalleysoccer.com