Referee Information

PYSA would like to congratulate the following referees on being awarded Referee of the year for PYSA

Male Referee of the year Peter Kleier

Female Referee of the year Erin Nolan

CONGRATULATIONS, So you've finally made the decision to become a registered soccer referee and now you want to know what's involved. It's pretty straightforward…

First you have to be at least 14 to work PYSA.

You need to go through a two-part training program and pass a written test to confirm that you know the basics. People of all ages do it all of the time, so it's quite doable if you apply yourself.

You will need to complete the Grade 8 or Grade 9 (preferably Grade 8) USSF course and then the PYSA specific training for additional learning on how to become a self-confident center referee.

United States Soccer Federation Courses and registration go to : http://www.oregonreferee.com/

NOTE: ALL referees must be up to date with their concussion education to be able to officiate games for PYSA. For information please go to http://www.oregonreferee.com/

Recreational Grade 9

The classes typically are held on 2 evenings or sometimes over a weekend for a total of 8 hours. There is a $30.00 fee for taking the course, to cover the cost of the instructor and the class materials

When you pass the test, you'll be eligible to register as a Grade 9 referee with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The registration fee is $45.00 and is separate from the course fee. You'll need to register with the USSF to be able to referee PYSA recreational youth games.

Entry-Level Grade 8

The classes are typically held on 4 evenings or sometimes over a weekend for a total of 18 hours. There is a $40.00 fee for taking the course, to cover the cost of the instructor and the class materials.

When you pass the test, you'll be eligible to register as a Grade 8 referee with the United States Soccer Federation. The registration fee is $45.00 and is separate from the course fee. You'll need to register with the USSF to be able to referee for PYSA.

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/footballdevelopment/refereeing/81/42/36/log2013en%5fneutral.pdf

Additional Requirements to work for PYSA

PYSA Hosted On-Field Training

The USSF courses train referees initially to be AR's, (Assistant Referees - side line work). PYSA only utilizes one center referee in our games. Consequently PYSA will educate referees for recreational youth soccer, which modifies the USSF Laws of The Game for small-sided games. PYSA will provide you with a manual to learn the rules of our league and provide on field training in positioning for game day readiness.

PYSA Mandatory Referee Meeting

PYSA will host a mandatory referee meeting.

Oregon Sports Offices

4840 SW Western Ave

Beaverton OR, 97005