Clackamas United Soccer club

Referee Certification Class

USSF Grade 9 Recreation Referees may ONLY officiate youth recreational soccer games up to the U14 age group and may serve as assistant referees on competitive ("classic") youth games U14 and younger.

Successful graduates will receive a current USSF badge at the conclusion of the course and will be qualified to begin officiating matches.

Online Prerequisite Material:
1. USSF Training (REQUIRED)

There is an online training prerequisite for the Grade 9 referee course. You MUST complete the online material BEFORE attending your first day of classroom instruction. Students who have not completed the online training 24 hours before the course start date may be dropped from the roster.

To access the online training now, click here or paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/online-training/grade-9-referee-course.aspx

Note: When prompted to enter a clinic number, please leave that field blank.

2. Concussion Training (REQUIRED)

Students must also complete the following online Concussion Training Course before attending the Grade9 Class. This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and students MUST print a copy of the certificate of completion and submit it to their Grade 9 course instructor.

CDC Heads Up Concussion Course

3. Guide to Procedures (RECOMMENDED READING)

The Guide to Procedures is a wonderful resource for new officials! We strongly encourage you to review this document before the course, and to reference this document after the course as you begin your career as a soccer referee.

3. Guide to Procedures (RECOMMENDED READING)

The Guide to Procedures is a wonderful resource for new officials! We strongly encourage you to review this document before the course, and to reference this document after the course as you begin your career as a soccer referee.

To access this document, visit http://www.ussoccer.com/referees then under "Resource Center" select "Downloads." Click on the red "Download Files" link, then open the folder titled "Instruction Resources" then the folder titled "Books." The Guide to Procedures document is available in English and Spanish.


Training Date & Times:
August 19th, 2017
9 AM - 1 PM

Training Location:
Pfeifer Park
14074 SE 139th Avenue
Clackamas, OR 97015

This course will take place outdoors at the park and students should dress appropriately for physical activity and for the weather. If possible, all students should bring a pea-less whistle to the course. A notice will go out before the class, listing any other recommended and/or required equipment.

Cost:
$75 ($30 for the course + $45 for 2018 USSF registration)
Class size will be limited to 18 students so register early.
REGISTER NOW!

Course Contacts:
Joy - ORC Office Manager
coordinator@oregonreferee.com

 

Referees

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* * * WYSA RULES OF PLAY * * *

Revised April 2007

AGE

FIELD PLAYERS

GAME TIME

BALL SIZE

FIELD SIZE

MAX ROSTER SIZE

U-9

7v7

2 x 25

4

Small

10 players

U-10

7v7

2 x 25

4

Small

10 players

U-11

9v9

2 x 30

4

Mid size

12 players

U-12

9v9

2 x 30

4

Mid size

12 players

U-13

11v11

2 x 35

5

Full size

16 players

U-14

11v11

2 x 35

5

Full size

16 players

FIELD SIZES AS FOLLOWS:

Small-sided fields are approximately 60 yards long and approximately 40 yards wide. The goals are to be approximately 6 feet high by 18 feet long. If small sided field is shared with another size field, the small sided fields will be painted in orange.

Mid size fields are approximately 70 yards long and approximately 50 yards wide. The goals are to be approximately 7 feet high by 21 feet long .

Full size fields are 90 to 120 yards long and 50 to 70 yards wide. The goals are to be 8 feet high by 24 feet long.

All goals must be anchored before the start of each game.

GOAL KEEPERS AT U-9 & 10: There must be a minimum of two different goalies and each goalie is to play a maximum of one-half of each game.

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY: Each coach is to bring his or her registration forms or Proof of age to each scheduled game. Registration forms must be verified and signed by the club's registrar or appointed board member. Players can be rostered only on one WYSA team. Classic players are not allowed to play on any WYSA team.

OFFICIATING: The home team will schedule the referee. They will govern by the rules of FIFA, and the WYSA rules shall take precedence. The referee shall have passed the written exam administered by the United States Soccer Federation and must be a minimum of two years older than the age group that plays. Should the appointed referee fail to meet these criteria or if the scheduled referee fails to show up, then the visiting team has the right to select and appoint a qualified referee.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION: Referees must report all red cards to the club referee coordinator or other designated club official. All red cards and club disciplinary actions must be reported to the WYSA Judiciary Board and to the Presidents of the affected clubs.

Any player receiving a yellow card must be substituted from the game until at least the next substitution time.

Any player or coach receiving a red card must leave the field and will receive a minimum of a one game additional suspension.

Players or coaches receiving a red card for using profanity either by word or sign against other players, coaches, spectators, or referees will receive a two game suspension.

Players or coaches receiving a red card for making threatening gestures against other players, coaches, spectators, or referees will receive a two game suspension.

Players or coaches receiving a red card for fighting before, during, or after the game shall receive up to a four game suspension.

Players or coaches receiving a red card for pushing or striking any coach, referee, or official shall receive a one-year suspension.

Coaches or team volunteers who make threatening gestures or use threatening or profane language to players, coaches, referees, officials, or spectators shall be disciplined as follows:

First time: A letter will be sent to the offender and to the club. The offender is placed on probation.

Second time: The offender shall be suspended for 1 year.

Third time: The offender will be suspended for life

Fighting: The offender will be suspended for life.

COMMON RULES FOR ALL AGES

PLAYING TIME: Eligible players are to play a minimum of one half of each game barring injury, illness, or disciplinary action.

UNIFORMS: All players must wear their team colors as designated in the WYSA bylaws. If two teams are wearing the same colors, the home team shall switch to white or opposing colors.

OVERTIME: None allowed.

AGE: Older players may not participate on a younger age team without written waiver by WYSA. The cut-off birth date is 8-01-XX.

EQUIPMENT: Soccer shoes are recommended. Shoes cannot have a front cleat. Metal or sharp cleats are not allowed. Shin guards are required and must be covered by stockings. Medical identification and religious symbols must be taped. No jewelry is allowed to be worn by players. Casts and hard splints are not allowed. The referee will have final say in any ruling regarding the safe play of any athlete.

OFFSIDE: The offside rule is to apply to all age groups U-9 and older. Players in an "offside position" shall not be called offside as long as their position does not impact on the play of the defensive goalie.

CONDUCT: All players, coaches, volunteers, and parents are to accept referee decisions without comment or gestures. Penalty will be a yellow card for initial violation, red card and ejection for a subsequent violation. The referee shall prohibit un-sportsmanlike conduct including swearing, derogatory speech, hitting, or deliberate attempts to injure another player. First violation shall be a yellow card. Subsequent violations shall be red carded.

FIELD ORIENTATION: Spectators are to be on the opposite side of the field from the players and coaches. No spectators, players, or coaches may occupy any space along the end line of the field or along the touch line within 18 yards of the end line. Spectators, players, and coaches must maintain a minimum 4-foot space from the touch line.

CHARGING THE GOALIE: Any goalie with one or both hands in contact with the ball while inside of the penalty area is to be protected. Charging the goalie is defined as any incidental or deliberate contact. Incidental contact is awarded a yellow card and the defense is given an indirect free kick. Deliberate contact is awarded a red card and the offensive player is ejected from the game. The defensive team is issued a direct free kick from the point of the penalty. Any goal scored when the ball is kicked while in contact of a goalie's hand is to be disallowed. This rule shall apply to all WYSA regulated games.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions are allowed at any dead ball situation at the referee's discretion. To assist the officials, coaches will send substitution players to the center line prior to requesting substitutions.

SLIDE TACKLES: Slide tackles are allowed at U13 division and older.

Slide tackles are not allowed until U13 division level. The penalty for a prohibited slide tackle is an indirect kick.

As a special note, WYSA will require that all slide tackles come from a forward angle. The penalty for an illegal slide tackle will be a direct kick from the point of infraction and a yellow or red card, as appropriate.

COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES:

Only a single coach is allowed to vocalize directions to the team.

Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their players, parents, and volunteers until all have left the site of the game.

Coaches of any team ahead by five goals need to make adjustments to attempt to even the play.

Last Updated (Friday, July 13, 2007)

RECCOMENDATIONS:

To show respect toward the officials, coaches are asked to shake the referees' hands prior to the beginning of the game.

To show respect toward the officials, coaches are asked to have their players shake the referees' hands after the game.

Click here to download a printable version.

Interest in Becoming a Referee?

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