TO: Potential New Referees (both youth and adults)
Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. and Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. will conduct joint referee clinics this year to prepare individuals who have NEVER refereed before so that they can become referees for our neighborhood recreational programs.
Experience has demonstrated that when boys and girls reach the age 12 or older, they can start refereeing the younger age groups. However, the referee clinics outlined here are not just for younger age boys and girls, but are for everyone that will step forward to help by becoming a soccer referee. We urge parents to take the steps outlined below and support your children by becoming referees in your program. As part of our training, new referees are assigned to games in the younger age groups. In this way, the new referees can learn and gain the necessary experience to become more highly skilled as referees.
All NEW referees will be required to complete the following listed steps (see points 1, 2, 3 below) in order to become qualified and licensed referees and be able to be assigned to referee soccer games for Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association and Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association.
1. Successfully complete the ON-LINE web based training program prior to attendance of the class room sessions.
2. Successfully attend all four (4) days of one of the two different (2) sets of classroom sessions (see dates below).
3. Successfully pass the Referee Test that is given at the end of the fourth class room session.
The ON-LINE web based training program and the classroom clinics will cover all the information necessary for anyone to begin refereeing. In addition, it will cover all other details that are necessary for all referees. Rules books will be handed out at the classroom sessions.
This is the ON-LINE web based training procedure that must be followed in order to become a qualified referee.
Go to: WWW.SWOSOA.COM
Once the SWOSOA web site opens up, you are go down the middle of the page to the “SCHEDULE AND ONLINE TRAINING” button. Click on this button. Once this next page opens it first talks about fees for various levels of referee qualification. This section does not apply to you and training for Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association or Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association. So you ARE NOT to send in any fees as outlined. In addition the SWOSOA web site sets a age requirement for there program. However, there age requirement is different than the one for both SCSA and GSE. We invite youth who are 12 and older to participate.
Skip over this sections on fees / age and go to the button – which states “CLICK HERE FOR ON LINE TRAINING”
Once the next page opens the box is titled “Entry Level Referee Training”. The box is set up as a series of Steps of which you need to follow:
STEP 1 – Instructions – Read these instructions
STEP 2 – Choose either the OSSRC Online Training or the USSOCCER Online Training.
You may elect to do either or both of these on line training sections. However, it is recommended that you choose the OSSRC ON LINE option. However, instructions will be provided for both so you can elect to choose either or both training options. These instructions will continue with the OSSRC instructions, but the USSOCCER instructions will follow.
One of the differences between the two sections is the USSOCCER section shows video’s and has sound. So your computer must be set up with speakers or earphone.
Once you click on OSSRC the next page lists each of the Laws of Soccer in the recommended training order. You are to click on each section in this order and complete the training.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Open the Laws in the order specified and study the material. Please NOTE at the top of each Law there is a listing for “MORE INFORMATION”. This additional Information included in this section must be studied as it is part of the training for that Law.
Once you have completed all of the Laws in the OSSRC section, return to the “Entry Level Referee Training” and complete Step 3 – Small Sided Playing Rules and Step 4 – Knowledge Review Test. Remember to print out the Certification of Completion and bring the printed certificate to the Referee clinic with you (see below). If you wish you may also complete Step 5 – Offside Made Easy and Step – 6 Offside Made Easy – What If.
You do not need to take any of the further steps.
If you wish to complete the USSOCCER Online Training (or both) in lieu of the OSSRC Online Training follow these instructions.
Click on the USSOCCER button. Once you click this link it will open up a registration box. You are to register (and ask it to remember you and you will not need to re-register when you return for further training). You do not need to enter a “clinic number”. Complete the registration and then watch (with sound) each of the individual modules that are included for each of the Laws of Soccer and complete them in the order that they are listed.
Once you have completed all of the Laws in the USSOCCER section, return to the “Entry Level Referee Training” and complete Step 3 – Small Sided Playing Rules and Step 4 – Knowledge Review Test. Remember to print out the Certification of Completion and bring it to the clinic with you (see above). If you wish you may also complete Step 5 – Offside Made Easy and Step – 6 Offside Made Easy – What If. You do not need to take any of the further steps.
However, you will note that Step 8 is entitled “Concussion Awareness”. The State of Ohio has established a “Return To Play” law designed to help protect the safety of athletes in all sports (like football, basketball, soccer, bowling, tumbling, etc) for youth groups, high school and college sports. Information on Concussion awareness is covered in the referee clinics, so you do not need to take any action at this time.
Generally it takes about 5 to 8 hours of study to complete the ON-LINE course. It is recommended that you start the ON-LINE course at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the class room sessions. Understand that the ON-LINE web based training session does not need to be completed in one ON-LINE session. It is recommended that several different sessions be used to review, study, and understand the material being covered. Repeating Laws of the Game is very common and recommended since reviews are needed to gain an in-depth understanding.
Complete the ON-LINE web based training program (all Laws of the Game) prior to your attending the four Classroom sessions. The ON-LINE referee training program is the foundation for the classroom training sessions. This means that your “Certificate of Completion” is your ticket to the Classroom session and you must bring your “Certificate of Completion” or you cannot attend the four required days of classroom Referee Training Sessions.
Once you successfully complete the ON-LINE training and you are going to attend the Classroom sessions, you must email the address shown below and include the following information (listed in points 1 – 8):
1. Your name
2. Your Address
3. Your phone number
4. Your birth date (all Adults should list Ad for adult rather than birth date)
5. The four (4) specific dates of the Classroom session that you will be attending.
6. That you have completed the ON-LINE web based training
7. That you passed the test for the ON-LINE web base training
8. That you have your Certificate of Completion.
As noted there will be two different sets (in different weeks) of classroom referee training sessions. Each of the different sessions contains four days of material related to that set of Referee Clinic. We offer the two sessions in different months (July / August) so that we can accommodate anyone who may have a conflict with one or the other of the opportunities. Each of the different Referee Clinics is composed of four classroom referee training sessions that you must attend.
(It may be possible to mix and match from the two different Referee Clinics, but this needs to be approved in advance. If you need to mix and match email your request to the address shown above.)
The classroom Referee Training dates are shown on the opening page of the Referee Training where you opened this information.
You must SUCCESSFULLY PASS the referee test that is given at the conclusion of the fourth REFEREE TRAINING classroom session in order to receive your Referee Badge (to be worn on your referee shirt) and be assigned to referee games.
For your information, you will not be able to PASS the referee test unless you have successfully studied and have an in-depth understanding of the ON-LINE web based training program. So make sure that your ON-LINE training on the Laws of the Game provides you the needed background. One measure of your success is the ON-LINE test. If you cannot pass the ON-LINE test, you need to go back and re-review the ON-LINE Referee Training so that you can pass the test.
The referee classroom clinic will be held in the recreational room (main hall) of American Legion Post 484 located at 1837 Sutton Avenue in Mt. Washington on the dates and times shown above. Remember, you must attend each of the four different days in one of the Referee Clinics as each classroom day covers different subjects.
We will have available for sale REFEREE SHIRTS for all new referees or for experienced referees who have out grown their current referee shirt.
A referee test will be given to all referees that have not yet earned their certified referee badge. Badges will be given out to those that pass the test and is to be sown to the individuals referee shirt on the left of the shirt (where the shirt pocket would be located).
ALL REFEREES ARE PAID FOR EACH GAME AT THE FIELD BY THE COACHES PRIOR TO THE GAME.
|Chris Daniel (313-3925)
Director of Referee Training
|Ken Luster (943-1442)
Director of Referees
Girls Southeast Cincinnati
|Steve Wilson (474-5968)
Director of Referees
Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assn., Inc.