New Jersey Youth Soccer




Referee Page




Recertification

All Grade 7 and Grade 8 referees must attend an annual recertification clinic to be able to register for the following year.  There will be a number of clinics scheduled through the state and you must register online to attend one of the clinics.  Click here to register for a recertification clinic. 




Awards

NJYS Young Referee of the Year

State Cup Referee Scholarship Award



Courses

What is the USSF Entry level Referee School?- The United States Soccer Federation Entry Level Referee Schools are designed to teach individuals about the seventeen Laws of the Game of soccer and to be certified as USSF Grade 8 Referee.  The minimum age for taking this course is 16 years. All the currently scheduled courses are listed here.

Recreation Level Referee Course- This is a program to develop the Recreational Youth Referees also known as a Grade 9 Referee.  This program has been designed to develop referees specifically for U14 and below recreation level programs and is geared toward supporting the younger referee.  The minimum age for taking this course is 14 years.  All the currently scheduled courses are listed here.

The Coaches Laws of the Game Clinic - This is a 6 hour course designed to increase a coach's knowledge on the Laws of the Game. This course will cover the more important parts of the Laws of the Game: What is needed to Play, Offside, Fouls and Misconduct, Free Kicks, Penalty Kicks, the Referee, and side line behavior.  At the conclusion, attendees will be tested and issued a certification of attendance. The cost is $100.00 with no limit to the number of attending. Most NJYS travel leagues will accept this course as meeting their requirement for coaches training in the laws of the game.  To schedule  one of these courses, please contact Kevin Dearman, the State Youth Referee Administrator, at: kevindearman@comcast.net

Parents - Understanding the Game- This program is especially designed for parents who know little or nothing about the Laws of the Game. This is a 2-hour session that will cover the parts of the Laws of the Game that are most misunderstood by parents. A better understanding of why the referee does or does not make the call will only help in the enjoyment of the game. In addition to the Laws of the Game there we will be a discussion on the issues of parental side line behavior and how it has a direct effect on the players, referee and the game.  The cost is $60.00 with no limit to the number of attendees.  To schedule  one of these courses, please contact Kevin Dearmn, the State Youth Referee Administrator at: kevindearman@comcast.net



Administration

Laws of the Game- A link to the official FIFA Laws of the Game.

Instructional Material- US Soccer publishes instructional material for referees and a listing of course materials available. 

New Jersey Referee Organization- The names and email addresses of the officers of the New Jersey Referee Organization.