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Posted May 22, 2018

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Online Entry Level Training normally starts in late summer/early fall and will end in late December.


All information about entry level referee training is found at the CT State Referee Program website. All registration and instructional materials for entry level clinics will be done online.  Below is a summary of requirements and what to expect.

Referees 18 years and older will have to complete the Background Check if they want to officiate any CJSA sponsored youth competitions.  The Background Check is not an automatic process – once you have submitted your Background Check you will have to wait 5 business days for it to be processed before you can resume your Recertification.

After successful completion of Module Test # 4 you will need to register for a Field Training/Test Session. The Field Training/Test Session will be a one-day event, typically scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday, consisting of a three hour field training session and a two hour testing session during which you will be administered the USSF Referee Certification Test. The certification test contains 100 multiple choice and true/false questions.

You will not be able to register for the field session until you complete the online training.  You must complete field training and exam on the same day.  Expect to stay until the end and do not ask to leave early.

The majority of referee training is done online.  All training requirements must be completed at that time.  Should you want to ref next year, you must complete training (online and field session/exam) before end of December.

You must be at least 13 years old as of June 30th.  I find many perform better and enjoy it more when they start at an older age. We would like more adults (male and female) to get involved as there are only a handful of us that are certified referees.  

Referees must provide their own uniform and equipment. I recommend that you purchase a starter kit for under $50.   Official Sports is the official supplier to US Soccer but you may use any supplier.

New uniforms are available locally at Farr's Sporting Goods, Manchester; Soccern'Moore, East Hartford; Oakwood Sports Center, Glastonbury; Scott's Sports, Windsor; Team Sports, Farmington.  You will not find soccer referee uniforms at Sports Authority and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Use code ref10 for 10% off discount online orders at Team Sports.

Most recreation games are played on Saturday mornings and travel games are played in the afternoons. Vernon pays referees between $20 and $40 per assignment but referees can work in other towns and at tournaments. Income earned depends on desire, availability and experience.

Should you have questions concerning referee training or referees in general, please feel free to contact our referee director..

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