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Connecticut State Referee Program

Connecticut State Referee Program
 



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

"Office Visits
By Appointment"

Tel: 860-919-0850

Email:
info@ctreferee.net



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the complete resource for Soccer Referees in Connecticut





The CSRP was pleased to present:
REFEREE AWARDS NIGHT 2019
Saturday     December 7, 2019     meet and greet at 6:00 pm     dinner at 7:00 pm
The 15th Annual Referee Awards Night
festivities will include:
  • Social Hour at Casa Mia on the Hill
  • Dinner at Casa Mia on the Hill
  • Keynote Address
  • Awards for:

  • Referee Recognition Sal Corsino
    Female Youth Referee
    of the Year
    Keily Calderone
    Male Youth Referee
    of the Year
    Ryan Huydic
    Instructor of the Year Tom Felice
    Assessor/Mentor of the Year Scott Singerman
    Assignor of the Year Melissa Hamilton
    Special Recognition Andrew Allers
Awards Presenter
Jesus
Jesus Zornoza, Connecticut SRA


Don't miss this event - mark your calendars and make your reservations early - this will be a memorable and an enjoyable evening for all.

PRICE - $35.00 PER PERSON - ALL ARE INVITED

Reservations and payment can be made through by logging in to eReferee and
selecting the event "CSRP Awards Night".


The CSRP Referee Awards Night will be held at:

Casa Mia on the Hill, Indian Hill Country Club
111 Golf St, Newington, CT 06111
860-816-9005


NEW REFEREES

NEW REFEREE / Grassroots Training is currently CLOSED and will reopen 1/15/2020

It is imperative that you READ the On-Line Course Instructions document before you proceed with any aspect of the New Referee - Grassroots Training!!!

New Referee - Grassroots Training Instructions


RECERTIFICATION

RECERTIFICATION for the officiating year 2020 is currently OPEN !!!

If you are 18 or older 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
2020 Recertification Information
before you proceed with the Recertification Process!!!


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.




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

"Laws of the Game 2019 - 2020"



"Laws of the Game 2019 - 2020 outlining changes"




Click on the link below for the document US Soccer has released on "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"





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


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: