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Soccer Referees Needed

**Referees are a critical part of every soccer game!**
The club needs MORE REFEREES
in order to assign the proper number of referees to all games.

Both adults and teenagers are encouraged to become referees. The CT State Referee Program wants to certify more adult referees. Refereeing is a great way for parents to get more involved with youth soccer!

Players, Players Friends, Parents, Coaches,

We need to continue to certify new USSF referees in order to be able to assign the full complement of referees for all the games. If any of you are interested helping, consider registering for the course. If you have any questions call me at 860-561-0885.

The entry level referee program opened for 2018 certification in mid-July but the registration has been very slow. To become a referee the candidate must be 13 by December 31, 2017. The course is called the grade 8 entry level referee program, which refers to referee grade, not school grade. The criteria is solely based on birthdate. The program consists of online training, an online test and once completed the link to register for the required one day, 5 hour in person course will be activated. Registration for the entry level program will be open through August 31st and the in person sessions will run through September 10th. The schedule of the in person courses can be found on the event calendar on the left hand side of our homepage. I did request to have a class in WH for your convenience and was approved. Once registered the program must be completed within this time frame to be able to officiate this fall, if not completed the program can be completed when we open again this winter. The cost of the program is $93.95 and the detailed instructions can be found on the homepage of www.ctreferee.net. The first in person sessions are this weekend.

Mario Gilardini, Referees Supervisor & Referees Assignor

If interested in becoming a USSF referee, please visit the Connecticut State Referee Program website, the complete resource for becoming a new certified referee or a returning recertified referee. 

New Referees

Grade 8 Referee - Entry Level Training is currently open!!
Visit the Connecticut State Referee Program website for details.


Recertification for officiating year 2018 is currently open!!
Recertification will be done 100% On-Line.
There will be no in-class Recertification Clinics.
Visit the Connecticut State Referee Program website for details.

All Referees over 19 years old

Anyone over the age of 19 will have to complete a background check first before becoming a new referee or recertification. This will be included in the process of becoming a new referee or recertification. Background check takes about 3-5 days to process. Any question on your status, contact CSRP directly. Background check renew is every 3 years.  

To get the most current info, visit:
office: 860 919-0850

Questions? Contact:
Gilardini, Referee Assignor/Supervisor