The Benefits of Becoming a Ref
Would you like to earn money while getting exercise and making lifelong friendships? If so, then becoming a soccer referee could be for you!
Since its inception over four decades ago, the Long Island Soccer Referees Association (LISRA) has been providing officials for Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) games. LISRA will be holding a Referee Course this winter so those who pass will be eligible to officiate the upcoming Spring Season that starts in March.
Advanced United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Referee Class (Grade 8) to become a Center Referee is now open for registration. Candidates who pass will also be asked to do Assistant Referee assignments. This class is a combination of the Entry Level Grade 9 course and the Bridge to Grade 8 course.
Candidates must be 15 years old by the end of the course to be eligible and must attend all six classes from 7:00 to 9:30 pm:
Monday night, February 2
Thursday night, February 5
Monday night, February 9
Wednesday night, February 11
Monday night, February 23
Wednesday night, February 25
The cost of the course is $175. Candidates must be paid to reserve a seat and get a uniform. Class is limited to the first 60 participants who have registered.
If you send a check (to LISRA Referee Class, 701-9 Koehler Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779), it must arrive by February 2 or you will be removed from the class.
As part of the Advanced Referee Course (Grade 8) Requirements, candidates will need to complete online modules. Please complete all 17 of the online Grade 8 Referee Course Modules prior to the first class. Candidates must enter the State Association NEW YORK – EAST and Clinic Number 1P in order to get credit for the module. Print a copy of the certificate that appears at the end of each module for your records and bring to the first day of the course.
Each module is approximately 4-6 minutes long. To complete all 17 modules on the Laws of the Game would require about 90 minutes, the length of a soccer game. The link for the Modules.
Candidates must receive at least 80% on the written exam at the conclusion of the course to pass.
To register, log on here.
Classes will be held at Plainedge High School, 241 Wyngate Dr, North Massapequa, NY. Registration will close on February 1 so don’t delay.
Any questions, please contact the support group at Recruitment@LISoccerRefs.org or call the LISRA office at 631-648-8877.
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: With over 100,000 youth soccer players–both boys and girls–and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators.
All levels of soccer are offered–from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.