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Beginner Youth and Adult Referee Classes

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All United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliates, including California Youth Soccer Association North (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer (NorCal) require that all referees be certified by USSF. To do this, you must have a USSF Grade 8 license (badge). To obtain a USSF Grade 8 license you must attend and pass the class requirements. Class information is provided below.

Referee Classes in Pleasanton:


Here is the list of New Referee Classes for Adults and Youth Referees Register for one of the following coures which comprise 1hr Class Orientation, 3hrs Online homework and Online Test, 8 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field session.   (Must pass the online test done at home.)
 

Grade 8 Youth and Adult Classes in Pleasanton for 2016 

Session #1
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, March 8, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Thursday, March 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, March 12, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, March 19, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day - Location TBD

Click here to Register/Signup for this March Class

Session #2  Wednesday, May 4, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, May 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training, - BUSC Offices
Thursday, May 12, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, May 14, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, May 21, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day- Location TBD 

Click here to Register/Signup for this May 2016 Class

Session #3  July  
Session #4  Aug  

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Our Grade 8 Classes are held at 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Upstairs at the Ballistic United Soccer Club Conference Room. Field Session will be held at Aquatic Park at Black Ave and Santa Rita Road.

Referee Classes in Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon or Danville:

If you are interested in taking a class in another local city then click here to search through list of available class in Northern California
 
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USSF badge 2012 For BUSC/RAGE U9/10 Recreational Referee Program

Here is the list of New Referee Classes for BUSC/RAGE Adults Register for one of the following coures which comprise
OPTION A) 1hr Class Orientation, 1-3hrs Online homework and Test done before class starts, 8 hrs Class instruction, 3 hrs field session. (Must pass the online test done at home.)   
OPTION B)  2 nights of classes with 8hrs of Class Instruction and pass a test.


Must attend 2 nights Class Instruction plus Field Session/Pass Test

Session #4   Aug  
Session #5   Sept Contact Frank @925 989 8098
To signup for this class

If you cannot make one of the sessions or have any questions please call Frank @925 989 8098

Our Grade 8 & 9 Classes are held at 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Upstairs at the Ballistic United Soccer Club Conference Room (Field Session will be held at Aquatic Park at Black Ave and Santa Rita Road.)
 


Referee Requirements:
  • You must be at least twelve (12) years old (by July 1st, 2016 for our classes in 2016)
  • You must take a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) beginning referee class and then pass an examination
  • PSRA offers the Grade 8 beginner Referee classes
    • Grade 8 classes  1hr Class Orientation, 3hrs Online homework and Online Test, 6 hrs Class instruction, 4 hrs field session.
  • For Pleasanton residents Grade 8 classes cost $45. Your annual USSF/CNRA registration fee of $45 is included in the class fee. You get a $25 refund if you referee at least 10 league matches in Pleasanton. This refund is in addition to the money you will be paid for refereeing the 10 matches.
  • For Adults in the BUSC/RAGE u9/U10 volunteer program there is no cost for the class.
  • You must be physically able to run for an entire soccer match, have good vision, and be able to understand and apply the Laws of the game
  • Refereeing is an excellent way to improve your health.
 

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Daily Referee Quiz

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FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • A player, not the goalkeeper, in his own penalty area, deliberately plays the ball with his hand, trying to prevent it going to an opponent. What should the referee do if he is unsuccessful?
    (a)  The referee stops play and awards a penalty, provided he cannot apply advantage.
    (b)  The The referee stops play, cautions the player for unsporting behaviour and awards a penalty kick, provided he cannot apply advantage.
    (c)  The referee applies advantage and verbally cautions the player during the next stoppage in play.
    (d)  He lets play continue.

  • When a player takes a goal kick, the ball strikes the referee inside the penalty area and continues into play. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee stops play and restarts with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee stops play and awards an indirect free kick to the opponents.
    (c)  The referee stops play and orders the goal kick retaken.
    (d)  The referee allows play to continue.

  • What decision should the referee make if a defender (not the goalkeeper) from a team with only seven players on the field of play, deliberately handles the ball to prevent a goal?
    (a)  Send off the defender and suspend the match.
    (b)  Send off the defender and award a penalty.
    (c)  Send off the defender, award a penalty kick and after the penalty kick, end the match.
    (d)  All of the answers could be correct, depending on the circumstances.

  • Which of these statements is true?
    (a)  Impeding the progress of an opponent by physical contact is punished with an indirect free kick.
    (b)  Handling the ball is unsporting behaviour.
    (c)  Holding an opponent is not always unsporting behaviour.
    (d)  Statements b) and c) are correct.


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