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Connecticut State Referee Program

Connecticut State Referee Program
 



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Connecticut State Referee Program
705 North Mountain Rd
Newington, CT   06111

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Tel: 860-919-0850

Email: info@ctreferee.net



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Welcome to the Connecticut State Referee Program Website

CTReferee.net

the complete resource for Soccer Referees in Connecticut







Please READ the following to assist you with Entry Level Training
or Recertification.

"Laws of the Game 2017 - 2018"


"Memorandum 2017 / 2018 - Changes to Laws of the Game"




Click on the link below for an expanded list of documents concerning
2017 / 2018 Changes to the Laws of the Game:

"Law Changes 2017 / 2018 - Explanatory Documents"




Click on the link below for the document US Soccer has just released on the updated "Cautionable and Send Off Offenses":

"U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Report Codes for Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses Based on 2017-18 Laws of the Game"




Please be advised for the officiating year 2018 and going forward US Soccer will not be mailing registration cards. All registered Officials can go to the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program National Registration database to download or print their own registration card for the current year. Officials can also see their entire registration history. Click on the link below for instructions how to access your Referee registration:

"Step by Step - An Individual's Guide to Printing their own Registration Card & History"





U.S. Soccer and US Youth Soccer have approved a Small-Sided Game mandate for full implementation in 2017-2018.

The purpose of this mandate is to concentrate on the long-term development of players instead of the team emphasis of “win at all costs” at younger ages. Full details of the Small-Sided Games requirements will be provided in the recertification modules and in-service clinics. It can also be located on-line. The following is what you need to know before you start officiating U12 and under effective immediately.Please READ the following to assist you with "Small Sided Games"

"Small-Sided Games Update July 2017"



NEW REFEREES

Grade 8 Referee - Entry Level Training is currently CLOSED for registration.

Executive Summary of Entry Level Process:
The Entry Level Training Process is a combination of an On-Line Training Course to be completed at your own pace and once completed registration and attendance to (1) in-person/in-class session of 5 hours.The registration for the online portion of Session #1 is open through 8/31/2017 with the required in-person sessions starting approximately August 5th and ending on September 10th.

Grade 8 Referee - 2nd Entry Level Training session registration and access to the online modules will open 1/15/18 and will close 3/18/18.Once the online modules are complete you will register for and attend one required "in-person" session. The required "in-person" 2nd sessions will start 1/30/18 and run through 4/8/18.At least one "in-person" session will be available on a first come first serve basis almost every weekend somewhere in the state in that time period. Check the CSRP Event Calendar for dates.

It is imperative that you READ the document
Entry Level Referee On-Line Course Instructions

before you proceed with any aspect of the
Entry Level Training!!!

Click on the flashing image "Referee Clinics"
to go to the Referee Clinics page to proceed
with registration for Entry Level Training.

Click here to read the USSF document
Information For New Referees



REFEREES UNIFORMS

The US Soccer and Official Sports International unveiled new Referee uniforms that feature a redesigned shirt in the following colors: Yellow, Blue, Red, Black, and Green.

The new uniforms will be available for purchase at officialsports.com - Official Sports International has served as the exclusive supplier of USSF Referee apparel and accessories since 1998.




Teams Sports is pleased to offer the Connecticut State Referee
Program and its members Referee Uniforms and Accessories:


click here for uniform selection and prices...







Soccer and Rugby Imports is also pleased to offer the Connecticut State Referee Program and its members Referee Uniforms and Accessories.

Use the Referee discount code "CTREF20" when placing an order:



click here for uniform selection and prices...



RECERTIFICATION

Recertification for the officiating year 2018 is currently CLOSED !!!

If you are 19 or above a Background Check is part of the Recertification process. If a Background Check is needed this year you will need to start your Recertification process to allow sufficient time for the Background Check results to be updated to your eReferee account before continuing with the Recertification process.

Recertification will be done 100% On-Line;
there will be no in-class Recertification Clinics.

Click on the flashing image "Referee Clinics" to go to the Referee Clinic page for more information or logon to your eReferee account to Recertify.

It is imperative that you READ the document
2018 Recertification Information
before you proceed with the Recertification Process!!!



Referee Recertification Requirements

Effective January 1, 2015 the CSRP has made changes to the Recertification Process.

An “In Service” training requirement has been added to the Grade 8 Referee Recertification Process.

Numerous “In Service” clinics will be posted to the CSRP Event Calendar from the beginning of the year till August when the Recertification Process usually begins. If an individual attends an “In Service” clinic the Grade 8 Referee Recertification Process will be the same as it was last year. If a Referee does not attend an “In Service” clinic before the start of the Recertification Process there will be additional online components to complete during the Recertification Process.

The CSRP encourages all Referees to attend an “In Service” clinic before starting the Recertification Process.

Below are the US Soccer documents on Certification requirements that went in effect July 1, 2017:
Please read the document 2018 CSRP Referee Certification and Recertification Requirements to review and become familiar with the changes and CSRP requirements that may impact your Referee Grade.





Heading the ball in games at U11
or younger competitions*
is not allowed!!!


During these games you must use the following procedure:

When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.

*this rule is enforced based on the age level of the competion, not age of individual players.
U11 match and younger - no heading the ball!!!
U12 match and older heading the ball is permitted.

For more information select the following link:
U.S. SOCCER - Recognize to Recover Program
for Player Health & Safety



U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative 2016


The following information has been released by US Soccer on Concussion Guidelines. Please read it carefully and implement immediately.

Games and Practices Where No HCP is Present
(HCP refers to Health Care Professional, RTP is Return to Play)

a.) U.S. Soccer recommends to the Implementing Members and all Organization Members that where no HCP is present at a game or practice, any player who sustains a significant blow to the head or body, who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, must be evaluated by an HCP before the player will be allowed to return to practice or play.

(1) No coach shall permit a player who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment to RTP until cleared to do so by an HCP.

(2) If a coach seeks to allow a player who been removed from a game for a concussion assessment to re-enter the game, the referee shall allow the player to return to the field but shall (a) immediately stop play,

(b) direct the player to leave the field of play and

(c) direct the coach to remove the player and select a substitute.

(3) If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter the game who been removed from a game for a concussion assessment, the referee shall issue a warning to the coach. If a coach persists in seeking to allow such player to re-enter the game after having been issued a warning, the referee shall be entitled to take such other disciplinary measures as are permitted.

b.) Unless an HCP determines that the player has not suffered a concussion and clears the player to RTP, the player will not be permitted to return to practice or play until the player has successfully completed the graduated RTP protocol described below and has been cleared to RTP by a physician.


If a player is injured and the coach or trainer enters the field, the player MUST leave the field of play.

If the coach decides that the player is able to continue, the player can reenter at the next legal substitution.

If the Referee determines that the player is not FIT to continue the match, stop the game and the coach MUST remove the player.

This process can be performed as many times as needed until they get the message.

Referees are required to write a REPORT of all concussion related incidences!!!

For more information select the following link:
U.S. SOCCER CONCUSSION GUIDELINES



Recent offerings from the Referee Program video library:
    Referee Grade Overview:
    This video focuses on explaining the different Referee grades that U.S. Soccer's program has to offer and the pathway a Referee may take to advance to working more competitive games.
    click here to watch...


    Advice to Parents of New Referees:
    click here to watch...

Unanchored Goals

Unanchored Goals = Serious Injury

It is the responsibility of the Referee to check for the safety of the players!!!

The Referee's authority begins upon arrival at the area of the field of play and continues until he or she has left the area of the field after the game has been completed. The Referee's authority extends to time when the ball is not in play, to temporary suspensions, to the half-time break, and to additional periods of play or kicks from the penalty mark required by the rules of the competition.

The first order of business for the Referee team upon entering the field is to determine the fitness of the field. Failing to perform that duty is a significant breach of the Referees' responsiblies and represents Referee misconduct.

IF Goals Are Not Anchored - Do Not Start The Game!!!


Referee Recognition

Check out the Connecticut Referee Program Facebook page to see and support the many Connecticut Referees who have been selected to officiate high profile events throughout the US.


Visit USSOCCER.COM to catch up on the latest news or get information the Referee Program...

Many documents on the CSRP web are offered in the PDF file format - to view or download these files you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can obtain Adobe Reader for free from www.adobe.com by clicking on the Adobe PDF Reader image to the right: