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Orangevale Youth Soccer Club

Become a Referee

In order to become a referee, all of the following are required:
1. Be 13 years or older.
2. Pay $75.oo for the official referee course.
3. Complete online referee course & pass the online test.
4. Complete online concussion training.
5. Complete Safesport online training (only if 18 or older).
6. Pass a background screening (only if 18 or older).
7. Attend a one-day in-person field training session.
8. Purchase referee uniform & equipment.


Details for each step are listed below.  If you have any questions about becoming a referee, please email [email protected].

If you decide to become a referee, please let our assigner know by sending an email to [email protected] so that you can begin receiving notifications about upcoming events, instructions, and any concerns about the upcoming soccer season.

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1. Be 13 years or older.
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You must be at least 13 years old in order to complete any of the training and receive referee assignments.  This requirement is set by California North Referee Administration and cannot be altered or waived by the Orangevale Youth Soccer Club. 

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2. Pay $75.oo for the official referee course.
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The official referee course is provided by US Soccer.  This course is available through the US Soccer Learning Center.  The cost for the course is $75.00 and online payment is required.  You cannot complete any of the training, testing, background check, or field session without paying this fee.

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3. Complete online referee course & pass the online test.
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Once registration and payment have been made on USSoccer.com, you will gain access to the online training to learn the 17 Laws of the Game. It takes approximately 4 and 1/2 hours to complete, but does NOT have to be completed in one sitting.  You can start/stop anywhere along the way.  When you come back to the training, you resume exactly where you left off the last time. The training is broken up into small modules and is fairly interactive.

At the conclusion of the online training, you will be required to pass an online test by correctly answering a minimum number of questions.  It doesn't matter how many questions you miss because it will continue to provide you with questions until you correctly answer the required amount.

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4. Complete online concussion training.
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The online concussion training is included as a module in the US Soccer online training.

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5. Complete Safesport online training (only if 18 or older).
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If you are 18 or older, the Safesport training will be included as a module in the US Soccer Learning Center. The online concussion training is included as a module in the US Soccer online training.

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6. Pass a background screening (only if 18 or older).
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If you are 18 or older, you will be required to fill out a background screening form that is included as a module in the US Soccer online training.

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7. Attend a one-day in-person field training session.
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Once the online training above is completed (including the test), you are ready to partipcate in the one-day field session.  In-person attendance is required.  This session will train you on the proper flag and whistle mechanics, field positioning for center and assistant referees as well as other game day concerns.

Our club will hold only ONE field session:
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 10:00am until 1:0opm
Location: Palisades Park located at 9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale, CA 95662 (aka: Golden Valley Charter School- River School)

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8. Purchase referee uniform & equipment.
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Once you have successfully completed the online training and field session, you will need to purchase a referee uniform (shirt, shorts, socks) and referee equipment (flags, whistle, watch, red/yellow cards).  This equipment may be purchased online (ie: Amazon) or locally at Soccer Pro (located at 11726 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628).



Register on Game Officials

After you have completed all the steps above, please register on www.GameOfficials.net.

Registration is free, but required.  This site is where you will let the assigner know when you're available to referee and is the only way that you will receive and accept (or decline) referee assignments for Orangevale Youth Soccer Club.

For more information about how referee assignments are made, please visit the Game Assignments page.

If you have any questions about how to register or use GameOfficials.net, please email [email protected].

Contact

PO Box 2617 
Orangevale, California 95662

Phone: 916-988-1528
Email: [email protected]

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