Note: Please reference any State or County guidelines prior to returning to play. The following
are guidelines that referees should follow should their local area allow games to be held in that
Personal Stations for referees
Before the Game:
**If you start to exhibit symptoms after accepting a game, be in communication with
your assignor and consider if you should decline the game at that time**
Before leaving for the field, Referees should answer the following questions for their
Have you knowingly come into contact with anyone who has, is being tested for, or is exhibiting signs of coronavirus? (Yes or No)
Are you exhibiting any of the following symptoms? (Yes or No)
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath
• Difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
**Tip: Referees should bring extra Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer**
** CNRA recommends no player walkouts and or handshakes prior to and at the end of the game
Team benches and spectators positioning
After the game:
**Should you encounter any difficulty implementing these guidelines, please make a comment on your game report and share with the State Referee Administrator (SRA) for your State Referee Committee (SRC)**
Update: Thursday virtual Field Sessions continue through August 27, 2020
Become a Grassroots Referee through the California North Referee Association (CNRA) and, if you are an adult, qualify for a fee rebate with Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC).
Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) is looking for new Grassroots referees, and is offering a fee rebate for new adult Grassroots Referees who join CVSC and officiate at least three CVSC matches.
California North Referee Association (CNRA) is executing the Introductory Referee Course completely online, including a virtual field session on Thursdays, including July 16, 2020 through August 27, 2020.
An eligible Grassroots Referee must be at least 13 years old and all adults (18 and older) require a background check, which takes 5-10 days to clear.
No classroom, all assignment modules are online the referee candidates must complete all modules before enrolling in the virtual field session to earn their badge and be registered as a Grassroots Referee. The modules take an estimated 7-9 hours to complete; procrastination is not recommended. The classes are open for registration anytime, with a fee of $75.
2019 Registered Referees, time to renew your license for year 2020. Sign-in at cnra.gameofficials.net and follow directions to renew.