Change of date for General Meetings – The dates below are the correct dates – previous dates were incorrect. 

All General Meeting Dates will be at the Sand Creek Middle School on the follwing dates

April 1st

April 22st

May 14th

CDRef’s general meetings to focus on instructional clinics for referees.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2015 at Sand Creek Middle School , as follows:

Youth referees   6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (18 and under)

Adult Referees   7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Feel free to attend both session. The clinics will be aimed toward the level of games based upon age of the referee

See Events page for information regarding Physical Fitness test

            See News and Link pages for Referee Exercise and Fitness presentation by Justen Lopez

Justen Lopez selected Grade 4 National Referee for 2015

Justen Lopez who began his career in the Capital District has been selected as a National Referee for 2015. The following are his comments when contacted by CDRef

"I am very honored to have been selected as a Grade 4 National Official for 2015!
It is a phenomenal feeling to have accomplish one of my goals, and an even greater
feeling reflecting on what got me here.

I look back to my start at Charbonneau’s Rec, and then my break out into the Capital District doing youth and adult games and tournaments, which helped me get invited to regional and national events. It all started here.

It is now my privilege to be included among the referees representing the Capital District who have made it to the National level. Sharon Wheeler, Yevgeniy Mednikov, and Emilie Buse have not only been role models and mentors for me, but also friends. None of this can be accomplished without the support of family and friends, on and off the field.”

Congratulations to Justen



Justen Lopez when he was selected as the CDYSL Outstanding Youth Referees in 2007







GO TO “LINKS” to see last clinic on Report Writing and report forms 

See the page on instruction/assessment/mentoring for more information.

Go to Information page – for complete brakdown of 2015 referee registration fees and more information of registering for 2015

Go to the Q&A page for a complete list of CDRef officers

US Soccer announces 2015 National Candidate and National Referee Certification Instructions that can be found on the Links page

RISK MANAGEMENT is required every two years – if you are 18 and over in 2014 you are required to have a risk assessment. go to  The fee is part of your registration if you are asked for a fee you are on the wrong page. DO NOT pay again for this assessment. Any problems contact Michael Rennick Instructor Coordinator at