SCYSL will be hosting a Grade 8 Referee Licensing Clinic on the following dates during July, 2009 (location TBD). The registration cost is $25 (payable by the first evening of class and refunded after you pass the test and referee five SCYSL games) in class fees, and $40 for USSF registration.
Serving as a referee is an excellent way to increase your understanding and appreciation of the game, and we strongly encourage SCYSL players and (especially) parents to sign up for this course. We would very much like to have as many adults as possible go through this class, because in our experience, having an adult on the referee team is one of the best ways to minimize the likelihood of excessive dissent on the field. The other way to help minimize this is by having well-trained, game-ready referees and we are rather unique in requiring our referees to attend field clinics as part of the class and having the new referees’ initial games be mentored by experienced referees. We first implemented this policy last year, and it has proved extremely successful - to the point where our approach is being emulated by other leagues in the Bay Area.
The cost is $25 (payable by the first evening of class and refunded after you pass the test and referee five SCYSL games) in class fees and $40 for USSF registration. If you want to sign up for this class or have any questions, please contact Bob Sherman at:firstname.lastname@example.org or Burt Field at: email@example.com.
Before you take the exam, you will also need to bring a separate check for each attendee for $40 payable to “CNRA”. This covers your annual registration with the USSF. Please bring it to the first class session. If you do not pass the exam at the end of the class, this check will be returned to you.
Attendance will be taken at all sessions. In addition to the 6 classes that are set aside for USSF Instructor presentations of the Laws of the Game, you may have noticed in the course description two additional dates (7/25 & 7/30). These sessions will focus on taking the theory from the class and applying it in the real world – out on the field. The goal of our new training format is to send new referees to their first league games as JOB READY as possible. In addition, there will be 1-2 dates where you will officiate in Mentor-supervised scrimmage games prior to the start of the Fall Season. Dates will be announced, and this is part of the required training. Attendance at these additional sessions is mandatory for students wishing to officiate games for SCYSL, but students who do not intend to officiate with us do not have to attend the additional sessions. Because these sessions are required (for SCYSL referees), I must receive advance notice of any attendance scheduling conflicts as we have a firm policy of ’make-up’ sessions planned for such contingencies.
Monday and Wednesday classes will be held at the Santa Clara Sporting Club (282 Brokaw Road Santa Clara), the Friday classes will be held at the Bowers Park shelter (2582 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara) and the field clinics will be held at Curtis Field (890 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara):
· Monday 7/20 – Class 6-9pm – held at the Santa Clara Sporting Club (282 Brokaw Road Santa Clara)
· Wednesday 7/22 – Class 6-9pm. – -held at the Santa Clara Sporting Club
· Friday 7/24 – Class 6-9pm – held at the Bowers Park shelter (2582 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara)
· Saturday 7/25 – Clinic 12-2pm – -held at Curtis Field (890 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara)
· Monday 7/27 – Class 6-9pm – held at the Santa Clara Sporting Club
· Wednesday 7/29 – Class 6-9pm. – held at the Santa Clara Sporting Club
· Thursday 7/30 – Clinic 6-8pm – held at Curtis Field
· Friday 7/31 – Exam 6-9pm. – held at the Bowers Park shelter