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Referee Information

GRASSROOTS REFEREE TRAINING IN SUMNER

MAPLE LAWN ELEMENTARY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd  |  10:00AM - 4:00PM

Training will be held at the Covered Play Area & Grass Field.
Parking is limited at Maple Lawn due to events in the building.
Please park at Sumner Middle School.

CLICK HERE to register!

This class consists of all outdoor instruction on a field at the complex.

The in-person portion of the certification consists of 5-hours of field practicum. If you are not able to physically participate due to injury, you will need to take another class once you are released to participate.

WHAT TO BRING:

1. Bring paper and pencil for notes. Bring questions you may have from the online material.

2. Bring snacks and any drinks you may want. There will not be a formal meal break. Instead we will be taking 10-15 minute breaks that will allow time for snacks and beverage.

3. Dress to be active on the field. Bring shoes appropriate for light work on the soccer field (cleats are not required, but recommended depending on the weather). Dress for the weather.

4. A referee whistle will be provided.

Pre-registration and completion of online material is REQUIRED. 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT: This class has online material that MUST be completed (and this system MUST say ONLINE COMPLETE in green highlight) prior to class. You WILL NOT be admitted to the class if you have not completed the education and the system does not indicate ONLINE COMPLETE. Paper or email proof of completion is not accepted. There are no exceptions.

The HARD CUTOFF is two days before the clinic at 8PM to complete the online material. If you are not 100 complete then you will not be allowed to attend the clinic. Should this happen then you can wait for a later clinic or request your funds be reimbursed.

Accessing the Online Material:
After you have registered and paid for your class, log on and look in the Clinic Reservation box for a button labeled Online Lessons. This button will provide access to the online material. Click on that button and complete ALL modules. Completing all material will take a 2-3 hours, so allow time to complete this. This material contains essential information that is part of your referee exam.

IMPORTANT: Read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY. Do not skip ahead in videos. Failure to carefully follow the instructions or skipping portions of videos may result in you not receiving credit for completing the item.

Further HELP can be found by going to this link:
http://www.wareferees.org/HowTo/EntryLevelOnlineClinic.aspx


Please be aware that if this New Referee Clinic is held before July 1, it will provide certification through the end of this calendar year. If it is on or after July 1, it will provide certification for the remainder of this calendar year and through next year.


ATTENTION TEAM MANAGERS & COACHES

For your reference, the below document will provide you the steps needed to verify referee assignments for each of your home games. We encourage you to check the site within a few days prior to your schedule games.

Instructions on how to confirm referee assignments for home games


Kudos to our own: Mike Peters!

We proudly proclaim ‘he’s the best’ and we’re more than pleased to see him acknowledged! 
The Washington State High School Official of the Year is our very own: Mike Peters! 

‘Mike, Congratulations on behalf of the entire club! We appreciate you and your work on and off the field whether you’re coaching or officiating. Thank you for representing our club...we are proud of you!’
~Luke, MRFC DOC 

Check out this feature video of Mike as he explains the importance of recruiting, retaining and mentoring our new and current referees.

MRFC hosts entry level referee clinics several times a year. Please check back regularly for the next MRFC hosted clinic.  Clinics do run regularly within a 25 mile radius of our club. For all clinics, please reference the links below.


General Referee Information

Interested in becoming a referee? Refereeing can be a great job for young players, as well as provide a part-time income for parents alike. It pays well, has flexible hours and allows you to enjoy the game in a whole new light. If you have been watching your brother, sister, son, or daughter, referereeing is just another rewarding way to be part of this beautiful game!

To learn more visit:

Pierce County Soccer Referees Association

South King County Soccer Referee Association

Mike Peters

Director of Referees

Or to find available referee clinics in our area: please visit the Washington State Referee Committee

Questions, contact Mike Peters at referees@mtrainierfc.org