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 2017-18 Laws of the Game are available on the US Soccer website and here.
Currently Certified (2017) Referees:
Recertification for 2018 is open for those referees with 2017 certification (including those that certified this past Spring).
New Referee Certification (CSRP, USSF):
All adults and youth that are interested in becoming a referee only need to do Grade 8 (Entry level) to officiate youth soccer. New refs must be at least 13 years old by December 31, 2017 to earn the 2018 certification.
"Entry Level" Referee Certification is open now! The registration for the online portion is open through August 31 with the required in-person sessions starting approximately August 5th and ending on September 10th. Referees that complete this certification are eligible to officiate the fall 2017 season and throughout 2018. 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. There is an in-person session in Montville on Saturday, August 26, so if you want to attend that course you will need to complete the on-line portion before then. Appropriate referee uniform (including flags) is required for the in-person session. As soon as the referee completes the course they are certified through December 31, 2018 (including officiating the fall 2017 season).
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:
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. The method of assigning games via email will be done as in previous seasons. 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.