CYSA Referee's Corner
ATTENTION ALL CUMBERLAND SOCCER REFEREES
Rhode Island State Referee Committee (RISRC) offers annual
certification courses for referees who would like to develop their
understanding and knowledge of the rules of soccer.
Currently, classes have been posted on the RISRC website (http://risrc.net/) for new and existing referees. The class descriptions on the site offer information about what course might be right for you. Grade 9 or Grade 8 certifications are recommended for youth referees.
Some of the upcoming classes are:
Grade 8 Certification
February 11th, 13th, 25th and 27th
from 6p to 8:30p
March 2nd from 8am – 6pm
Kingstown, Cole Springs School
Grade 9 Certification
March 16th from 10a – 4p
Certified Referees can check the re-certification classes for the upcoming 2013 season: http://risrc.net/
If you have any questions about certifications, please contact our Director of Referees.
SPRING 2013 SUPERLIGA REFEREES
Officiating U8 Games
- March 24 @ Smithfield High School (7-9p)
Referee Academy Meetings (referees with less than four
NORTH Region –
March 12 @ Smithfield High School (7-9p)
Referee Academy Meetings ( referees with four or more years of
EAST Region -
March 26 @ Mt Hope High School – Bristol
– April 3 @ Radisson Hotel, RT 1 Warwick
Director of Referees
How old do you have to be to referee for CYSA?
The age requirement to become a CYSA recreational referee is 11 years old as of August 1st.Referees must have a minimum of 2 years soccer experience.
How do I become a CYSA referee?
You have to sign up on the CYSA website and complete an instructional clinic(s) scheduled by the Director of Referees.Usually held in August prior to the season.
What is the cost to become a referee?
There is a $10 cost to become a new recreational referee.CYSA provides a referee t-shirt with that fee.Referees are responsible for their own whistle, flag(s), black shorts, stopwatch, etc.
How do I get assigned games?
Games are assigned by the Director of Referees based on state certification, years of experience, evaluation of coaches, and conflict of interests.
How do I get paid and how much?
Game fees are determined by age group and referee responsibilities.Referees get compensated the following Saturday after their assignment(s).
How do I become a state certified referee?
The Rhode Island Soccer Referee Committee certifies referees through several methods during the year. (Visit RISRC.NET for more information)You only need to become certified to referee year round in state sponsored leagues such as:Superliga, Maple, etc.
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