Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Referee Opportunities

Referee Coordinator - contact Jodi Meade

Contact:    referee@eastonsoccer.com

Interested in becoming a referee?  Visit the website of Massachusetts State Referee Committee for details.  

Feel free to contact the Referee Coordinator with any questions about licensing. 

If you have received your referee's license and wish to be scheduled, please contact our President via e mail.  

Referee Courses: 

Beginning this fall South Shore Soccer is eliminating the Grade 9 soccer course for ages 12-16.  Easton Soccer is very interested in starting or refs at this age.  If your child is interested Jodi Meade will be providing a basic course so these beginning refs can start referring K - 2 games.  

As mentioned above, there is ONLY ONE Referee course going forward.  

Grade 8:   Most referees begin their careers as Grade 8 having taken the entry training course.  To successfully complete the Grade 8 Referee course the candidate must be at least 16 years of age, must attend 16 hours of course work and pass a 100 question written test.

Determining which referee course to enroll in can be confusing. Here are some points to consider before you enroll to help you choose the right course for you.  

Take Grade 8 course if:

You are at least 16 years old. Note that you may be asked to referee in other towns, so make sure that transportation is not going to be a problem for you and you wish to referee full-sided (11 players a side) soccer.

You want to referee competitive players. That means that you want to referee the higher skilled players, those that have been selected to play for their town, and who will play in games against other towns