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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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CTReferee.net

the complete resource for Soccer Referees in Connecticut





Virtual Clinic Law Changes 2021/2022

September 7, 2021 CSRP will be holding a virtual clinic from 6pm - 8pm to discuss the upcoming changes to the Laws of the Game. We will also be talking about adult and youth games for CSSA and CJSA. Please login and register for this session.

A second session has been added for September 9, 2021 and is open for registration.


CSRP in MLS

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Ben Pilgrim (left) and Mark Allatin (right)

Ben Pilgrim (PRO Assistant Referee) and Mark Allatin (PRO Referee) began their referee careers with CSRP and were recently assigned to the Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes match as AR2, and 4th official.

Congratulations Mark and Ben


Grassroots Recertification

Recertification for the officiating year 2022 is now OPEN.

Recertifying Referees must log into CTREFEREE.NET scroll to clinic administration and register for Grassroots Recertification Clinic (GR22). Payment will be made at the Learning Center

After enrolling in the clinic you will receive a confirmation email with links to detailed instructions.

All recertification work will be done online at your own pace at theU.S. Soccer Learning Center (ussoccer.com). All CSRP referees should already have a profile at the Learning Center,so try logging in before signing up for a new account.

After logging in at the Learning Center, scroll down and click referee program. Then, hover over courses (a red box will appear) then click on available courses. After the new page loads, on the left side of the screen click on Grassroots Recertifying Referee. Then, on the right, click Go To Course List and continue.


NEW REFEREES

NEW REFEREE / Grassroots Training is now OPEN .

Please create a profile at CTREFEREE.NET and also at the U.S. Soccer Learning Center (ussoccer.com) .

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New Referees must log into CTREFEREE.NET scroll to clinic administration and register for New Grassroots Recertification Clinic (GR21). Payment will be made at the Learning Center

After enrolling in the clinic you will receive a confirmation email with links to detailed instructions.

In addition to the coursework at the Learning Center, New Grassroots Referees are required to attend an in-person session with a USSF/CSRP Instructor

Return To Play Covid Update

As Connecticut Returns To Play please keep in mind the decision to return to officiating is yours. The Referee Program does not set policy regarding back to play. Referees have to follow policies dictated by the competition. Please check with your Assignor if you are unsure of the competition rules.

For latest information regarding return to play please see the following links for Adult and Youth Soccer:

1. CSSA has sanctioned return to play – Click here for more information from the Connecticut State Soccer Association...

2. CJSA is in Phase 3 of return to play - Click here for more information from the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association...

Important Notice --- SafeSport Training is now required
to continue officiating in the CT Referee Program

All Referees 18 years old and older are required by Federal and State law to complete Safe Sport training by September 1, 2019. If your training is not completed and proof submitted to CSRP by September 1, 2019 you will be removed from the list of registered Referees and are prohibited from officiating after that date.

SafeSport training takes at least 90 minutes to complete but does not need to be completed in one sitting. Please get started as soon as possible. After the initial Safe Sport certification you will need to complete a yearly refresher, the refresher takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

To register, sign in or learn more go to The U.S. Center for SafeSport...

- Click on the "SIGN IN" link in the upper right corner
- First time users click on the "REGISTER" link and complete the prompted steps
- Select "ADD MEMBERSHIP"
- Select "US Soccer" from the dropdown list
- Enter the "access code" specific for the Connecticut Referee Program

    (the access code can be found in the email that was sent to you or log in to your eReferee account)

You will receive an email from SafeSport to confirm your email address and activate your account.
It is imperative that you select this link in the SafeSport email to complete the SafeSport registration process. After that you will access SafeSport through your SafeSport username/password to complete the training.

You will receive a certificate for each of the three sections you complete. Do not upload the individual certificates to your eReferee account, you must upload the final certificate that states Successful Completion of SafeSport Trained.

Save the "SafeSport Trained" certificate on your computer.

- Log into your eReferee account at https//www.ctreferee.net and scroll down to SafeSport Certification
- Click on Browse, find and select your saved certificate on your computer
- Click on upload now

If you have a SafeSport Trained certificate that is still valid you may upload that certificate to your CSRP eReferee account.

Note: If you will reach the age of 18 soon, make sure you are SafeSport Trained before your 18th birthday.

All Referees under the age of 18 will need parental permission to complete the training.


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.
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: