Each Recreational Under 9 - 14 team must have a parent volunteer assistant referee on the sidelines to assist the center referee in calling the ball out of bounds. More than one adult may sign up per team. More information about being a VAR can be found here.
Training is free and offered on two Saturday afternoons. Tentative Dates:
July 20 - Sunset Rec (28th and Lawton)
Aug 24 - Sunset Rec (28th and Lawton)
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Note that the Referee Course Grades refer to Referee Experience Levels and not to school academic grade levels. Grade 9 is the introductory level, but one may begin at Grade 8 if preferred.
Click on the above clinic date to reserve a spot. Remember to refresh your browser if you don't see the active links.
NOTE : The links above take you to CNRA. If you are planning to be a referee, you will create a user name and password with gameofficials.net, and then sign up and pay CNRA for your registration. During the admin session, you will also create a login and password with Vikings. This will enable you to report your scores and get paid.
Entry level clinic, perfect for Adults and Youths 12+.
Upon successful completion of this United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 Referee Clinic, the student will become certified as a USSF Grade 9 Referee. The USSF Grade 9 Referee may officiate games as either a Referee or Assistant Referee on recreational youth games for under-14 and younger.
Training will consist of one three hour evening with the Referee Assignor (to help referees learn the administrative ropes of the different websites you'll be using to submit requests for games, receive assignments and how to report your scores (so you may be paid)) and 7 hours class and field practical. There will be an exam at the end of the final training day.
Evening Administrative and classroom training :
Time 6pm to 9pm
Vikings Office, 2521 Judah Street between 30 and 31st.
Meet on two weeknights from 6 pm - 9 pm for Admin and Class training
Bring water, pen and paper to all sessions and bag lunch to Saturday class. The referee assignor will meet with you, distribute your training material and help you through the signup process for the various websites you will need to get your assignments and report scores so you may be paid.
On Saturday, meet at 11:00 am for training at Vikings Office - 2521 Judah Street between 30th and 31st. During the day, you'll walk over to Sunset Rec (29th and Lawton) for practical training and back to the Vikings office to resume class training and final testing. Conclude at 3:00 pm.
October 29, 30, November 1, 4 & 6th with field training November 2nd 8:00 am - noon Crocker
Click Here to reserve a spot. NOTE : This link takes you to CNRA. If you are planning to be a referee, you will create a user name and password with gameofficials.net, and then sign up and pay CNRA for your registration. During the admin session, you will also create a login and password with Vikings. This will enable you to report your scores and get paid.
successful completion of this Clinic, the student will become certified
as a USSF Grade 8 Referee. The USSF Grade 8 Referee may officiate
games as either a Referee or Assistant Referee on recreational youth
games for under-14 and younger. They may also officiate older
ages, Competitive division youth matches, or adult matches.
The clinic will consist
of 5 three-hour classes plus 1 three-hour (field practical) follwed by one- all day class. (There will be an exam and for those that pass, a short final meeting to cover administrative details (creating a Vikings login to report your scores so you can get paid, registering on the PENSRA site, reserving games, etc.)).
is an entry level clinic for Adults and Youth 12+. Attendance
is limited to District 1 (San Francisco, SSF and San Bruno residents
Prerequisite : Age 12 and above
When: October 29 & 30th, November 1, 4 & 6th Classroom Training : 6:00 - 9:00pm and
Nov 2 Field Training : 8:00 am - noon at Crocker Amazon
Bring pen and paper and water to all sessions.
All classroom training is at Vikings office located at 2521 Judah X 30th.
Go to CNRA.net and create your account (login) and secure clinic spot throug their online signup through Gameofficials.net
Fees payable to Gameofficals (by visa/mastercard or check information)
Basic and required coaching license to be a Vikings League coach. The7-hour clinic (1.5 hours classroom plus 5 hours field training) teaches coaches how to train young players skills and tactics (Rec U8 to U14).
Who may sign up:
Clinics are open to CalNorth District One Member Coaches (Vikings, PAL, Mission, SSF Leagues). Fees for clinic are member rates and subsidized by the league*. Vikings
Micro soccer coaches of under 7 teams moving up to league play are included in the above group.
Coaches from outside District One may sign up and pay to be waitlisted for spot should space become available.We generally will not know until a few days before class starts if we can let you attend. Additional Non-member fees are assessed by CalNorth. To sign up for the wait list, register in the Vikings system and submit payment information. * NOTE : Non-Member coaches pay additional Non-Member fees click here.
Prerequisite: All coaches must file a Team Risk Management Disclosure Form and provide their six digit confirmation number as part of the sign up process.
CYSA has made some changes to the coaching curriculum. The E/D license course has been eliminated as new USSF curriculum has been put in place. If you have taken the E or E/D course prior to March 2012, it is strongly recommended to take the new USSF "E" to be better prepared for the USSF "D" course.
E Clinic - New USSF curriculum
The 18-hour (6 hours in class plus 12 hours field training) clinic focuses on team tactics.
FRIDAY CLASS STARTS PROMPTLY at 6:00 pm, arrive by 5:45 to sign in- allow sufficent time to park your vehicle.
Saturday; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm field training at Crocker #4 (30 min bring your own bag lunch and a good snack plus plenty of water) and 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm class training (depending on travel time/parking )
and Sunday : 9am - 3:30pm at Crocker #4 (30 minute bring your own bag lunch break)
There will be online requirements to fulfill prior to the first evening classroom session. Sign up early, at least a week in advance to secure your spot and have sufficient time to do your pre-requisites.
Bring With You :
Bring pen and paper, water to all sessions.
Bring balls and cones, bag lunch and water to Saturday and Sunday sessions.
Wear appropriate clothing to run/play in (cleats ), sunblock. and layers for SF weather.
Clinic confirmations are done in batches via email as time permits.
You may be contacted regarding league/team affiliation, usually via email.
Non-Member (D1) coaches pay additional Non-Member fees click here. Non Member= you are not coaching CYSA soccer, for example, US club coach. If you have a coach pass from Vikings, Mission, SFPAL, etc, you are a member.
State-level license recommended for competitive coaches of player 15 years and older. Four days classroom and field, oral exams and quizzes. Pass/fail format.
the CYSA CalNorth Web site for State D-Level clinics.
GK License USSF Coaching Clinics - 2013
9 hour course (3 hours in class plus 6 hours field training) focused on goal keeping. Visit
the CYSA CalNorth Web site for GoalKeeper Course Clinics.