Hudson Valley Soccer Referee Association

If you would like to become a Referee Instructor, contact either the State Director of Instruction (ENY Referees)or the Area Coordinator of Instruction

Candidates must successfully complete the 2-day, 16-hour, Associate Referee Instructor Course (Grade 8). Initial registration will be at the Provisional level. Following one year of satisfactory performance, the Provisional status may be removed allowing for certification at the Associate Instructor level. Individuals then become eligible for the next instructor level.

If you and your friends are interested in becoming an official, and you all are a member of a specific club or pair of clubs, HVSRA will coordinate a class in your town. Our criteria to hold a class, is confirmation that at least 15 individuals will be available. Please contact the President and Sergeant-at-Arms to coordinate this

Referee Instructor

Successful completion of the 4-day, 32-hour, Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) Referee Instructor Course is required. Registration will be at the Provisional level for one year. Following satisfactory performance the Provisional status may be removed and certification will be at the Referee Instructor level. Individuals then become eligible for the next instructor level. For available clinics, refer to USSF Schedule of Clinics and Courses. See: Instructor Course (ITIP) Schedule.

State Instructor

Required course work includes two 32 hour modules: Train the Trainer (TT) and Improving Instructor Effectiveness (IIE). Successful completion allows the candidate to register as a State Instructor. Satisfactory performance for one year allows the individual to become eligible for the next instructor level. For available clinics, refer to USSF Schedule of Clinics and Courses. See: State Instructor Course Schedule.

If you would like to become an assessor, contact the State Director of Assessment (ENY Referees) or the Area Coordinator of Assessment. A candidate must:

  • Successfully complete the Associate Referee Assessor Course
  • Have been an affiliated referee for a minimum of three years
  • Have attained the level of Referee Grade 7
  • Be at least 25 years of age

Following one year of satisfactory performance, individuals can become eligible for the next assessor level.

 

A Referee Assessor:

  • Has attained a minimum referee grade level of 7
  • Has performed at least 15 developmental evaluations on grade 7 and 8 referees
  • Has been approved by the State Director of Assessment
  • Has at least one year in grade as an associate assessor
  • Is at least 26 years of age

Following satisfactory performance the Provisional status may be removed and certification will be at the Referee Assessor level. Individuals then become eligible for the next assessor level.

A State Assessor

  • Has assessed a minimum of 30 affiliated games
  • Has the recommendation of the State Director of Assessment
  • Has successfully completed all requirements of the State Assessor course