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Connecticut State Referee Program

Connecticut State Referee Program

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

"Office Visits
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Tel: 860-919-0850

Email: info@ctreferee.net

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Welcome to the Connecticut State Referee Program Website


the complete resource for Soccer Referees in Connecticut


Grade 8 Referee - Entry Level Training is currently CLOSED
and will reopen around January 15, 2016 for registration!!!

It is imperative that you READ the document
Entry Level Referee On-Line Course Instructions

before you proceed with any aspect of the
Entry Level Training!!!

Click on the flashing image "Referee Clinics"
to go to the Referee Clinics page to proceed
with registration for Entry Level Training.

Click here to read the USSF document
Information For New Referees

Entry Level Training for 2016 will be presented in (2) sessions:

- Entry Level Training Session # 1 registration will be 7/13/15 thru 9/11/15 and the last inperson clinics on September 13th - Referees will be eligible to work games in Fall 2015 after completion. They will be issued a 2016 badge.

- Entry Level Training Session # 2 will be 1/15/16 thru 3/31/15 - Referees will be eligible to work games in Spring 2016 after completion. They will be issued a 2016 badge.

All Entry Level Training requirements (On-Line Modules, Field Training Session and In-Class review of Laws 5, 6, 11 and 12) must be completed before the close of either Entry Level Training Session # 1 or Entry Level Training Session # 2 to be certified to officiate.


Teams Sports is pleased to offer the Connecticut State Referee
Program and its members Referee Uniforms and Accessories:

click here for more information and discounted prices...


Recertification for the officiating year 2016 is currently OPEN !!!

The Recertification Process for the officiating year 2016 will close
November 30, 2015

If you are 19 or above 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 on or before November 23 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
2016 Recertification Information
before you proceed with the Recertification Process!!!

Changes to Referee Certification and Recertification

Effective January 1, 2015 the CSRP has made changes to the Recertification Process.

For 2015 an “In Service” training requirement has been added to the Grade 8 Referee Recertification Process.

Numerous “In Service” clinics have been added to the CSRP Event Calendar from the beginning of the year till August when the Recertification Process usually begins. If an individual attends an “In Service” clinic the Grade 8 Referee Recertification Process will be the same as it was last year. If a Referee does not attend an “In Service” clinic before the start of the Recertification Process there will be additional online components to complete during the Recertification Process.

The CSRP encourages all Referees to attend an “In Service” clinic before starting the Recertification Process for the 2016 officiating year.

Please read the document 2016 CSRP Referee Certification and Recertification Requirements to review and become familiar with the changes that may impact your Referee Grade.

Recent offerings from the Referee Program video library:
    Referee Grade Overview:
    This video focuses on explaining the different Referee grades that U.S. Soccer's program has to offer and the pathway a Referee may take to advance to working more competitive games.
    click here to watch...

    Advice to Parents of New Referees:
    click here to watch...

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.

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!!!

Recent USSF Memorandums and Position Papers

Visit USSOCCER.COM to catch up on the latest news or get information on their various programs...

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: