Montville Youth Soccer Club

Referee Certification
Posted Jun 17, 2019

Certification for games played by MYSC players is done directly via the Connecticut State Referee Program (CSRP) and U.S. Soccer.  Detailed instructions, registration and on-line courses are all available on the CSRP website.  Please visit the CSRP website for the most current information.  

The current 2018-19 Laws of the Game are available on the US Soccer website and here.

Referees are independent contractors available to work whenever and wherever they please.  Advice for new referees.  We hope referees located in and near Montville will choose to officiate games for the MYSC.

New Referee Certification (now referred to as Grassroots Training Process):  

New refs must have been at least 13 years old by December 31, 2018 to earn the 2019 certification.  All adults and youth that are interested in becoming a referee only need to go through the Grassroots Training Process to officiate youth soccer.  

"Grassroots Training Process" Referee Certification for 2019 is now open.  The on-line portion needs to be completed before the end of March.  Please read the training instructions on the CSRP website.  The certification consists of on-line modules with a test at the end of each module in which the referee candidate has to receive 100% to move on to the next module.  Following successful completion of the on-line modules, the new referee also has to register for and complete 1 in-person training session (5 hours).   Available in-person sessions will be available state-wide with registration through the CSRP website following completion of the on-line course.  There should be a local session in Waterford (Spera clubhouse) April 6, 9am-2pm.  Appropriate referee uniform (including flags) purchased separately is required for the in-person session.  As soon as the referee completes the course they are certified through December 31, 2019.

Currently Certified (2019) Referees:

On-line recertification for 2020 will open in Fall of 2019 for those referees with 2019 certification.

Refereeing for MYSC:  

Certified referees should wear the complete uniform specified by US Soccer; several acceptable uniform options (including women's fit) can be found at  New referees should reach out to the MYSC Ref Assignor (Chris Bowman) with any questions.  

For new referees only, Grade 8 certification fees are reimbursed by MYSC once 3 games have been officiated.

Please contact Chris Bowman with any questions.