Castro Valley Soccer Club and the CVSC Referee Program would like to recognize the following referees for their dedication to the club, and the game of soccer. We hate to see these maturing young adult referees leave us to study in a new city or even a new state but rest assured, we will welcome you back with open arms and big smiles when you return home.
We know college is where and when the adulting begins, but we wanted to remind you of the lessons you have already learned from refereeing for this club.
1) The "Game" Doesn't Start Without You!
You call the shots, you are in charge, and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. Stand tall and look the part. You know you deserve to be where you are, now prove it to the rest of us.
2) Reflect on Your Performance
Maybe not after every "game" but every once in a while, ask yourself what you could have done differently and whether or not that would have improved your performance. Experiment a little.
3) Be Patient
We have all blown a whistle too soon or at the wrong time. Learn from this. Be aware of your situation, your audience, your knowledge around the circumstances. We encourage you to speak up or act out, but don't be afraid to watch it play out, or listen to what others have to say. It could just lead to a goal
4) You Can't Learn Everything From a Book
A lot of what we learned to do on the pitch came from experience. From observation. From practice. Life is the same. Read the book, but don't swear by the book. Don't be afraid to challenge the book. Maybe what the books say doesn't work for EVERY situation and so you need to put your own spin on things. Make it yours.
5) You/We Are a Team
You started with us from a young age. You were innocent and vulnerable. We brought you in under our wing and showed you the ropes. We watched you grow, we gave you tips, we watched you grow more, we challenged you harder and now look what you have become. Pay it forward. Share your knowledge, help those who need it. Be a team player. We are stronger together.
And Now For the Referees
Attending - University of Virginia
Referee since 2014 - 153 games refereed - 51 Centers
Attending - Colorado State University
Studying - Business Administration
Referee since 2016- 185 games refereed - 65 Centers
Attending - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Studying - Undeclared
Referee since 2016 - 116 games refereed - 52 Centers
Attending - UC Santa Barbara
Studying - Economics
Referee since 2017 - 151 games refereed - 78 Centers
Referee since 2016 - 99 games refereed - 23 centers
Attending - UC Santa Cruz
Studying - Ecological epistemology
Referee since 2016 - 143 games refereed - 43 Centers
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.