Certification for games played by MYSC players is done directly via the Connecticut State Referee Program (CSRP) and U.S. Soccer. Detailed instructions, registration and on-line courses are all available on the CSRP website. Please visit the CSRP website for the most current information. The current 2018-19 Laws of the Game are available on the US Soccer website and here.
Currently Certified (2018) Referees:
On-line recertification for 2019 should be opening soon for those referees with 2018 certification.
New Referee Certification (now referred to as Grassroots Training Process):
All adults and youth that are interested in becoming a referee only need to go through the Grassroots Training Process to officiate youth soccer. New refs must be at least 13 years old by December 31, 2018 to earn the 2019 certification. Please contact the MYSC Ref Assignor if you are interested in getting certified and we will work with you to complete the below steps to certification.
"Grassroots Training Process" Referee Certification is OPEN NOW through August 31, 2018. Referees that complete this certification are eligible to officiate in Fall 2018 and throughout 2019. Please read the training instructions on the CSRP website. The certification consists of on-line modules with a test at the end of each module in which the referee candidate has to receive 100% to move on to the next module. Following successful completion of the on-line modules, the new referee also has to register for and complete 1 in-person training session (5 hours). Available in-person sessions will be available state-wide with registration through the CSRP website following completion of the on-line course. Appropriate referee uniform (including flags) purchased separately is required for the in-person session. As soon as the referee completes the course they are certified through December 31, 2019 (don't need to re-certify for 2019)
Referees are independent contractors available to work whenever and wherever they please. Advice for new referees. We hope referees located in and near Montville will choose to officiate games for the MYSC.
Refereeing for MYSC:
There is a preseason soccer referee meeting Wed Sept 5 at 7pm at the Montville Police Station-Public Safety Meeting Room (911 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT, 06372).
Certified referees should wear the complete uniform specified by US Soccer; several acceptable uniform options (including women's fit) can be found at officialsports.com. New referees should reach out to the MYSC Ref Assignor (Chris Bowman) with any questions.
For new referees only, Grade 8 certification fees are reimbursed by MYSC once 3 games have been officiated.
with any questions.