Mandatory new referee on field training dates and times listed below, note you only need to attend one date:
Sunday August 17th - 10am, Buckman fied
Sunday August 24th - 10am, Buckman field
Mandatory referee meeting for ALL referees. Updates to the laws of the game and rule changes will be discussed:
Tuesday August 26th, 6:00pm, PYSA office (Address listed below)
Portland Youth Soccer Association
4840 SW Western Ave. #700
Beaverton, OR 97005
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.
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