SCYSL will be hosting a Grade 8 Referee Licensing Clinic on the following dates during July, 2009 (location TBD):
Refereeing is an excellent way to increase your understanding and appreciation of the game, and we strongly encourage SCYSL players and (especially) parents to sign up for this course. We would very much like to have as many adults as possible go through this class, because in our experience, having an adult on the referee team is one of the best ways to minimize the likelihood of excessive dissent on the field. The other way to help minimize this is by having well-trained, game-ready referees and we are rather unique in requiring our referees to attend field clinics as part of the class and having the new referees’ initial games be mentored by experienced referees. We first implemented this policy last year, and it has proved extremely successful - to the point where our approach is being emulated by other leagues in the area.
The cost is $25 (payable by the first evening of class and refunded after you pass the test and referee five SCYSL games) in class fees and $40 for USSF registration. If you want to sign up for this class or have any questions, please contact Bob Sherman at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Burt Field at:
We will be updating this announcement when we have locked in a location.