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Entry Level Referee Class

Rec Center

Address: 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone: 717 261-3275

Course Nights: Tuesday/Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 – Please arrive by 6:00 PM.

Dates: February 26; March 3, 5, 10, 12, 2015

Participants must attend all 15 hours of training to graduate.

Minimum Age:  Must be 14 or older by March 12th, 2015

Prior to the First Class:

 1.        All students must go to

a.      They must provide the following information

                                                                          i.      First Name

                                                                         ii.      Last Name

                                                                        iii.      Email

                                                                        iv.      State Association  - Pennsylvania – East

                                                                         v.      Clinic Number –  Class Number (we will provide this upon receiving it)

2.          Risk Management: If you will be 18 or older on March 12, 2015 you must complete the on-line Background Check even if you have previously completed a background check for work, school, EPYSA, etc. Create a New User account on the first screen. The cost is $6.00 and is paid by you.

For the process and links, go to You must bring a copy to your first class.

3.         On-line Modules: You must complete the online training modules for Laws 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, & 8 and bring the certificates of completion to the first class. The course code for this class CHA0225.

All students must go to and download the “Guide to Procedures, Information for New Referees”.

Class Restrictions: Cell phones are not to be used, and ringers turned off during class.

Other Course Requirements:

1.      Attendance Policy: Attendance at all five sessions is mandatory. The sessions are 3 hours each for a total of 15 hours of training. Students are NOT permitted to miss any sessions and must successfully complete all 6 online sessions and bring the certificates to be allowed to sit for the test.  Failure to comply will mean that they must retake the class.

 If your schedule has changed and you know that you will have to miss any of the training, please withdraw from the course prior to the first class.

2.     Written Exam for Certification: The final night of the class includes a 100 question written exam. Students must receive a passing grade of 75% or better to be certified.  If a student fails the test and has not missed a class and has provided proof of completion for the online sessions, then they are allow to sit for a retest. The retest cannot be given on the same day.  Accommodations may be made for candidates who have a problem with written exams.  Please discuss that fact with the lead instructor on the first night of class.

Requirements to Maintain USSF Registration:

In order to continue refereeing, all referees must apply every year and pay the USSF registration fee. The process of re-registering is as follows:

    • If you became a referee between Sept – June:
      • you must register with US Soccer for the next year (directions can be found on EPSARC’s website).
      • You are not required to have completed 5 hrs of training or take the Refresher Test for the year you obtained your first badge
      • After the 1st re-registration, in order to apply for re-registration, you must have obtained 5 hrs of training, pass the Referee Refresher Test and complete a Background check if you are 18 or older.

Course Outline:



Material covered




Registration - Laws 5 & 6 Diagonal System, Referee kit



Laws 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17



Laws 12, 13, 14

Game Reports



Practical Field Session



Written Exam, Grading, Graduation Assignor information

Review of the material: Copies of the PowerPoint presentations used in the course are available on the US Soccer Website

Waynesboro Youth Soccer Association

Field:11500 Country Club Road Waynesboro PA 17268, Registrar:11387 Country Club Road Waynesboro PA 17268
Fax: (717) 762-9709   
Email : [email protected]
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