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MRFC to host Beginner Referee Course

Interested in becoming a referee?

In order to further support our soccer community, MRFC has volunteered to host another beginner referee course here in Buckley. Refereeing can be a great job for both younger and older players, as well as provide a part-time income for parents/adults alike. Just another rewarding way to be part of this beautiful game!

MRFC is hosting a 'Level 8' Clinic (Beginner Course)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm (LUNCH PROVIDED)

Glacier Middle School Cafeteria
240 C Street
Buckley, WA 98321

Information and Registration at...

Washington State Referee Committee at www.wareferees.org

Once on site, please use the following steps to register:

Click - "Clinics/Events"
Select - "Become a Referee: Never been a USSF Referee before"
Click - "Info" for Course Details
Click - "Register" to sign up for the course

***Very Important: Pre-Clinic Online Lessons must be completed by Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00pm CST***

Please read the important information below before registering!

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 9PM CST 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.

This class consists of both classroom and outdoor instruction on a field at the complex.
1. Bring paper and pencil for notes.
2. It is a working lunch, which will be provided. If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch, and any snacks/water. 
3. Bring shoes appropriate for light work on the soccer field (cleats not required). And dress for the weather.

There will be an exam at the end of class which must be passed to earn your license. Pay very close attention to the questions and answers during the online education.

From 4:30-6pm is the next step part of the clinic, all parents are invited (encouraged to attend).


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