CYSA Referee's Corner
ATTENTION ALL CUMBERLAND SOCCER REFEREES
The 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.
2014 Grade 8/9 Recertification
Grade 8/9 Referees that wish to work in 2014 must complete the following requirements:
1. Complete 4 hours of in-service training
2. Pass the Referee Examination; link: (Grade 8 | Grade 9)
3. Pay the annual recertification fee. The fee is due at the time of taking the exam.
Once all items are complete, your registration will be approved and your 2014 badge and registration card will be mailed to you directly from US Soccer. Registrations will not be approved until ALL requirements are met!
Referees that attended a Super Liga meeting in the Spring were granted 2 hours of training credit. Referees that completed an academy program or a regional tournament appointment were granted 4 hours of training credit.
For those of you that still need in-service training, the following options are available
Monthly Seminars (2 hours)
North Smithfield: 100% Misconduct; understanding when red and yellow cards MUST be given.
Warwick: Fair or Foul? A practical look at Foul Recognition.
Barrington: You be the judge; a review of difficult and unusual decisions made by referees.
Field Training (2 hours)
Reg Year: 2014
2014 Referee: On-Field Recertification
Sep 8, 13
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Sep 15, 13
6 of 50
Sep 22, 13
4 of 50
Sep 28, 13
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Sep 29, 13
WEST GREENWICH, RI
5 of 50
Oct 6, 13
8 of 50
Nov 2, 13
3 of 50
Nov 3, 13
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If you have any questions about certifications, please contact our Director of Referees.
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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