CYSA - District 8 
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Dear League Officials and Assignors:

My name is James Rubis, Area Director of Instruction, replacing Mr. Cook.  The purpose of this email is to update you and your league on procedures set forth by CNRA for requesting Entry Level Referee Clinics (ELC).  Please see important details below and needed attachments regarding requests for referee classes.


Please contact the State Director of Instruction to arrange for any In-service Clinics and Spanish Clinics and for the assignment of the USSF Instructor.  

Please contact the Area Director of Instruction (See the included contact information) to arrange for any USSF Referee Entry-Level Course.  The fee for this course is $300.  Below is specific instructions needed to request a course.  

USSF Referee Entry-Level Course (Grade 8) Information:

  1. The Sponsoring League shall submit a Clinic Request Form to the Area Director of Instruction (See the address in this email.).  The Clinic Request Form must be received 3 weeks prior to the start of the class to permit ordering of books and assignment of the instructor.
  2. The Course size is limited to 35 students (no exceptions).
  3. Determine the number of Laws of the Game ($5.00 each) needed for the course.
  4. Two separate checks (payable to CNRA) are required for the course ($300) and for the books (# of books needed x $5) and must be submitted with the Clinic Request Form to the Area Director of Instruction.
  5. Once the Clinic Request Form and checks are received, the course will be registered with and USSF Instructor will be assigned by the Area Director of Instruction.
  6. Students will be required to go to to register for the selected course.  Detailed instructions about how to register are listed at the bottom of this document.
  7. Payment to the Instructor occurs after the Class Roster and USSF Referee Registration materials and fees are received within a 15 day period after the Examination Date.

Hopefully, this information will help with the request, implementation, and completion of a USSF referee course for your league.  Please feel free to contact using any of the contact sources given below.

For the good of the game,  

James Rubis, ADI
3438 Bautista Ct
Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-7237 (hm)

(209) 648-0615 (cl)


Clinic Request Form

Upcoming Referee Class Registration

Forms & Information

Laws of the Game Workshop

Required for coaches to be rostered with CYSA competitive teams in district 8.  Alternative to holding a current referee license.
Topics: Offside, Fouls, Misconducts, Interactions with Officials, etc. 



Send off Report

Send Off Report (For NorCal, US Club games)

Referee Crowd Control Protocol (PK Award)

USSF Advice to Referees

W-9 Form
W-9 Instructions

Referee Medical Authorization

Referee Code of Conduct

DOL/Kaercher Rules

District VIII - Referee Hall of Fame

Referee Year League Gender
 Luis Basulto
2014  Lodi  M
Dinora Angel
2014 Tracy  F
Adriana Contreras 2013  Stockton  F
Gideon Stelmack
2013  Manteca  M
Steven Pust 2012 Merced M
Jessica Montiel 2012 Manteca F
Matt Hubbard 2011 Merced M
Andrea Ikeda             2011 Stockton F
Sydnee Koscielecki  2010 Manteca F
Scotty Cunningham  2010 Turlock M
Alicia Mendoza      2009 Turlock F
Luis Ordaz    2009 Lodi M
Ariel Olarte    2008 Stockton F
Victor Mendoza  2008 Manteca M
Jill Hanks   2007 Oakdale F
Chris Minor   2007 Merced M
Jenny Monzingo  2006 Oakdale F
Brandon Hale   2006 Modesto M
Elizabeth Boydston 2005 Turlock F
Andrew Martinez  2005 Oakdale M
Jamie Anderson 2004 Manteca F
Aaron Abood  2004 Stockton M
Michelle Rivera   2001 Turlock F
Hathan Habben 2001 Modesto M
Dyane Burgos      2000 Stockton F
Nathan Garcia    2000 Stockton M

This is simple.  To be assigned to Cal North games, you must have a current referee license.  The license from the previous year does not count, if you are in the following year, and have not renewed your license.  You effectively have NO license, as the previous license has expired.  To referee games for each year, you must renew your license every year.

Laws Of The Game Work Shop For Coaches

When:             Friday April 11, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where:            245 E. Center St. Manteca, 95336 (Ambulance building)

Cost:               $10/coach.  If paying by check, make it out to CYSA district 8 .
Instructor:      Contact for registration: Douglass Chard
Who should attend: CYSA competitive coaches and anyone else who wants a better knowledge of key laws of the game.

Coaches of CYSA district 8 competitive soccer teams need to have either a current referee license, or have completed this Laws of the Game workshop within the past two years.



Want to test your knowledge of the laws against game situations and receive immediately feedback on your answers?  There is an on-line site that provides this service to you!  Increase your knowledge and skills on handling game situations by taking some of the tests.


CNRA presents a brand new program

The Referee Academy 

          We will provide top quality, ongoing training to referees of all ages and grades, who are
motivated to become better
, and willing to commit to the 10 month program and fully participate.

                    3-hour sessions including fieldwork and classroom instruction will be held near you in each district, monthly.



 District sessions will be led by top-level National and FIFA referees with help from the local instructors, assessors, assignors and administrators

 State-sponsored sessions  will  include  top-level  guest instructors in addition to top referees from Northern California


State Level Sessions

        For state level sessions, they are open by invitation only.  You must have completed the two monthly sessions, prior to the state level session.



San Joaquin County session

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Field Time:  6:00 - 7:15 pm             -   Be prepared to run. Bring whistle, flags, cards. Referees under age 18 need to
                                                              have parent/guardian sign waiver for the physical training. 
Field Location:                                -   Mary Grogan Community Park
                                                              3601 Litt Rd, Modesto
Classroom Time: 7:20 - 9:00 pm   -   Be prepared to take notes and take part in discussion. 
                                                             Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Avenue, Modesto
Cost:                                                -   FREE

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Field Time:  6:00 - 7:15 pm            -   Be prepared to run. Bring whistle, flags, cards. Referees under age 18 need to
                                                              have parent/guardian sign waiver for the physical training. 
Field Location:                                -   Mary Grogan Community Park
                                                              3601 Litt Rd, Modesto
Classroom Time: 7:20 - 9:00 pm   -   Be prepared to take notes and take part in discussion. 
                                                             Round Table Pizza, 2441 Claribel Road, Riverbank
Cost:                                                -   FREE

Special Offer:
We recognize that not everyone is interested in driving out of town for these sessions, nor in driving to the state sessions every 3rd month. If your club/league can provide facilities (field and meeting room) and guarantee 10 referees will attend, we can bring the referee academy to you. You get in-service credit, the same field training and classroom topics condensed, no long drive, but no referee academy attendance credit. To make arrangements, please contact: 
Douglas Chard E-Mail: c.209-603-3549

For more information and to sign-up, please contact:

Douglas Chard E-Mail: c.209-603-3549

For more information on the CNRA academy go here

To register for the District VIII CNRA academy go here


  • Log into registration system
  • You will need a credit card to use the on-line registration
  • You will need your 'ID number", which is printed on your previous registration card, and your USSF password.


    If you are seeking to take a referee class, find an 'in-service' clinic, or register for the 'fun run' & test, this is also where you go to find and register.  The listings cover all district areas.

MARCH 20, 2012



The following statement was issued in conjunction with the above:

As you can see the referee still has the ultimate authority for deciding if equipment is safe however there is more information on orthopedic supports and what you may allow if you deem it safe and under what conditions:

As per the PIM any player wearing an orthopedic support must have with them at the game a medical release that has been signed by a licensed medical physician.

Other devices you may be asked to consider allowing are knee and ankle braces, hard splints, soft casts and air casts.  These devices may be permitted if a medical release signed by a licensed medical physician is present and if the device is worn in accordance with the stipulations in the PIM, and if referee deems it safe to the player and others AND the medical release signed by a licensed medical physician is present at the game.

However, hard casts and splints made of a hard substance that cover the circumference of the arm or wrist ARE NOT permitted even if they are covered with padding.

New Jewelry Rule In Effect

    Cal North has modified the established jewelry policy to cover jewelry that may be permanently attached to a player, or is of religious nature.  For jewelry that is permanently attached, the parent must have signed the Cal North waiver form, and the form must be presented to the referee for viewing.  If the form is not presented, the player cannot play until the form is produced.  The following quote from PIM 12-1, lists the new policy.

PIM 12-1 (Modified 01-2012 / Rev 09-2013) PLAYER EQUIPMENT

Jewelry: Except as provided below, All jewelry must be removed, including necklaces, rings, earrings, friendship bracelets and any visible body piercing with an earring-like device; Medical identification ("medic alert") jewelry is not to be removed; medical identification jewelry must be taped securely and completely to the wrist or neck.  Any item of clothing or jewelry that is clearly religious in nature and that is required by the wearer’s religion to be worn may be permitted by the referee if it is not dangerous and not likely to provide the player with an unfair advantage.  Items that are permanently attached to the player’s body and are not removable may be permitted if:  (1) in the opinion of the referee the item(s) are not dangerous to other players or can reasonably be made safe and (2) the player’s parent or guardian has signed a waiver on a form specified by Cal North CYSA.

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