Timing of Clinics
Since there are currently no New Referee Courses listed, there have been a number of recent questions regarding the timing of referee courses.
REFEREE COURSE TIMING
Our New Referee and our Referee Recertification courses are mostly from November through March – the “off season” for outdoor soccer. We also may have a few late summer New Referee as well as Referee Recertification courses, in July or August. These courses are typically not added until mid-June to July, as we are in the middle of the outdoor season April through June.
A Referee Candidate must attend a New Referee course, and a Referee who has a multi-year registration lapse must also attend a New Referee course.
GRADE 8/9 RECERTIFICATION
All Referees must attend an annual Recertification course. A Level 9 Referee (blue badge) will attend a Referee Recertification the next registration period.
The Advanced Recertification courses are typically held in July or August, and are intended for Level 7, 6 & 5 Referees. Additionally, those Level 8 Referees who are intending to move up the ranks are also encouraged to attend an Advanced Recertification.
STATE REFEREE UPGRADE
The State Referee Upgrade clinics are typically held in July or August, and are typically held every two years – as needed. These clinics are intended for those Level 7 Referees who are intending to move to the State Referee level.