2016 USSF Certification & Recertification Update
There has been a slight change in certification process for 2016. The following underlines the changes:
Grade 8 Upgrade:
Those Grade 9 individuals seeking to upgrade to Grade 8 will have experience requirements.
Grade 7 Upgrade:
Those individuals seeking to upgrade to Grade 7 will have experience requirements.
Grade 6 Upgrade:
Those individuals seeking to upgrade to Grade 6 will have experience requirements.
To view each grade requirement please visit the Cal South website. Under the Referee tab, select “Maintenance and Upgrade Requirements”.
USSF ID Number Notifications
US Soccer is still in the transition stage of moving all information into their new registration system. Cal South conducted the first upload of referee information to US Soccer in January. It included all referees certified from July to first week of January. We will upload on a monthly base moving forward. We finally received those first USSF ID numbers for New Referees. We have sent out an email to all new referees to notify them of their full ID number. Please make sure to tell your new members to look out for that email. USSF will be mailing their membership cards soon.
Referee Association Flyers
Cal South would like to encourage local referee associations to market themselves to new referees. Entry referee trainings are great locations to recruit those who will soon be looking to get plugged in. Creating short flyers that outline association contact information and how much a referee can make will quickly attract new referees. Associations are more than welcomed to stop by an entry field training to pass out flyers or membership sign-up sheets after the training.
Cal South emails all referees a link to the full listing of referee associations as soon as they are approved. We also notify them of the association link in the welcome letter we mail out. However, it always helps to reach out in a setting where you’re sure to find a whole group of new officials eager to get started.