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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

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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

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 Camp 2015

The 2015 "Basic" Referee Camp is full!!!     Contact Judy at the CSRP Office or e-mail info@ctreferee.net if you would like to be placed on a "waiting list" for the 2015 "Basic" Referee Camp.

The CSRP is pleased to announce that the 2015 Referee Camp Program will be held in conjunction with the Girls' Region I ODP Camp at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. and will start 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 5, 2015 and end at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

For 2015 the CSRP will offer (2) Referee Camps:   a "Basic" Referee Camp and an "Intermediate" Referee Camp.

Referee Clinics and Event Schedules

Visit the CSRP Event Calendar to view information for all posted Events and Clinics
Click here to go to the Referee Clinics page for other training information.

Recertification and Entry Level Training for 2015 is currently CLOSED!!!

Entry Level Registration and Training will resume in July and an announcement will be made on the CSRP homepage.

Entry Level Field Training will be posted on the CSRP Event Calendar and sessions are
planned to start in August

Recertification for the officiating year 2016 is planned to start in August and will end November 30, 2015 .



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...

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: