Note: Course hours may vary from CNRA posting.
​The hours listed below are correct.


Referee Grade 8  | English
ONLINE REGISTRATIONCNRA Course # 20220
Course type: class attendance (online modules required) 
+ field training : 
MUST ATTEND ALL * SESSIONS

Class Location : SF Youth Soccer Community Room, 1434 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116


  • Thurs, April 27  6:30pm - 7:30pm - Intro
  • * Thurs, May 4  6pm - 9pm 
  • * Thurs, May 11  6pm - 9pm
  • * Thurs, May 18  6pm - 9pm
  • * Sat, May 20  3pm - 7pm


Can't make all the dates? Email questions or clarifications: 
Rich Fern - (650) 290-0365 or richref2@gmail.com 

Note: Course hours will likely vary from CNRA posting.
​The hours listed below are correct. 


Referee Grade 9  | English
ONLINE REGISTRATIONCNRA Course # 20209
Course type: class attendance (online modules required
+ field training 


Class Location : SF Youth Soccer Community Room, 1434 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116


  • Tues, Apr 25  6:30pm - 8pm  - Intro
  • * May 9th  or  May 30th  6pm - 9pm  - Classroom
  • * Sat, May 13  or  Jun 3  3pm - 7pm  - Field Session


Can't make all the dates?
​This is the start of a new program to get more adults in the referee program. Anyone can sign up up for this course. Email questions or clarifications: 
Rich Fern - (650) 290-0365 or richref2@gmail.com 

UPCOMING COURSES

Referee Levels 

CNRA

The grade level of the referee has nothing to do with your school grade.

  • Entry Level Referee certification course is Grade 9.
  • Next level up is Grade 8. Both are entry level courses, but the Grade 8 spends more time expanding on the nuances of the offside infraction.

Game Assignment

  • Youth refs must be at least two years older than the age group you officiate. You should not sign up for matches your sibling plays on. Sign up for a match on adjacent pitch if you are trying to do games during the same time.
Grade 9 

Center on Rec U8-U14 games you meet the age requirement for.
First Year Grade 9 referees may also AR on competitive matches but must upgrade to Grade 8 referee after the first year.

Grade 8 

Center or Assistant Referee on all ages Rec or Competitive U8-U14 games

HOW TO GET TRAINED


Requirement: Adults and Youth age 12 and up.

Reminder: Referee Grade Levels have no relation to school grade levels.


  1. Find a Referee Certification Course. Training dates are posted throughout the year. Note that one must be able to attend all sessions in order to register. Don't see an available course? Complete the Referee Inquiry Form and we'll contact you when new courses are available.

  2. Attend training dates. Please note, sometimes, due to enrollment numbers, and field issues, the instructor may communicate to you to modify meeting time/places. Get a jump start by doing some or all of the laws of the game online. Local training dates will be posted on the San Francisco Soccer Referee Association site.

  • ​At the first admin session, which covers the badge and registration/insurance, new referees will register with CNRA. You'll want to remember your username and password because you will need to renew your registration online to get your new badge and pay your membership fee. 

    If you are a minor, you may need an adult to help with online payment using visa or mastercard.


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