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USSF certified YELLOWSHIRT REFEREE PROGRAM

(officiates Rec & Travel games)  

Questions?   WSA Referee Assignor:  Kathleen Galley, kwgalley@gmail.com

WSA Referee Co-Directors:  Robby Casey, Robert.casy@cibc.com & Wes Malowitz, president@westportsoccer.org  

 

ALL REFEREE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND

ON THE CT STATE REFEREE PROGRAM SITE:

 

WWW.CTREFEREE.NET

 

REFEREE GRADES

All referees affiliated with FIFA have a designated referee grade. Most referees begin their career as USSF Grade 8, entry level, (grade refers to referee level, not school grade) which allows them to officiate youth travel games.   After more experience and testing, referees can move "up" to higher grade levels 7, 6, 5 etc.  The grade indicates the qualification of the referee to officiate at various levels of local, national and international soccer competition.  There is a common misconception that these grades are related to elementary or secondary school grades - they are not, they are assigned by USSF.    For more information on USSF referee grades go to:   www.usyouthsoccer.org/referees/gradesexplained

 

HOW TO BECOME A NEW CERTIFIED USSF GRADE 8  (YELLOWSHIRT) REFEREE (earning a 2017 badge): 

Age Requirement: candidate must be 13 years old by December 31 of 2017 for a 2017/2018 badge.  

Entry level grade 8 (refers to referee level, NOT school grade) Yellowshirt testing is currently: OPEN until August 31, 2017

TO REGISTER & TAKE TESTS, go to the CT State Referee Program (CSRP) website:  www.ctreferee.net 

The entry level program testing consists of an online course and test, and an In-Class and Field session.    

Cost for the entire certification program is $93.95 plus uniform fees (approx $80).
 

 

EXISTING YELLOWSHIRTS ANNUAL RE-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Yellowshirt referees are expected to re-certify each year.  GO TO WWW.CTREFEREE.NET

Re-certification testing opens in August thru Nov on the CT State Referee site:  www.ctreferee.net. 

DO NOT LET YOUR CERTIFICATION LAPSE!   If you do not re-certify, you will need to go through the entire entry level certification process again and pay the fee of $93.95.  If you do not re-certify, you will not be able to work travel games in 2017. 

 

TO WORK GAMES IN WESPORT

To work in Westport, ALL referees must register as a referee on the WSA website:  westportsoccer.org > Referees > Referee Youth (or Adult) Registration.  Once you register, your referee assignor will will then send you instructions on how to receive game assignments through assignr.com and payment through Chase QuickPay.  Please allow up to a week for a response from the assignor. 


OFFICIAL USSF UNIFORM guidelines, click HERE  or go to: www.ctreferee.net
 
NEW UNIFORMS FOR 2017/18 ARE AVAILABLE AT:  www.officialsports.com 
Gold (yellow) shirt . Black shorts, black shoes and black socks with two white stripes at the top.  
 
First Alternate USSF Referee Shirt
Black shirt with white stripes, black collar and, if long sleeve, black cuffs.
Other Alternate USSF Referee Shirt
Red, blue or green shirt with black stripes, black collar and, if long sleeve, black cuffs.
Notes on Referee Shirts for Travel & Premier
The gold shirt (known as a "yellow shirt") with black stripes is the preferred shirt. If there is a conflict with team colors, the black, red, blue, or green shirts with black stripes may be used when both the gold and black shirts conflict with team colors.

Everyone should make every effort to wear the uniform properly and look professional. 

Entry-Level Certification Clinics
For more information on certification clinics or to register, visit the Connecticut State Referee Program (www.ctreferee.net)

updated 08/2017- kwg