Our Mission

The Capital District Referee Association is a group dedicated to the development of soccer referee in the great Capital District of New York State. We are associated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) through the Eastern New York Soccer Association, Inc. We are committed to providing the highest quality refereeing through ongoing training and assessments of referees. All referees are expected to provide professional quality ethical refereeing to ensure the safety of the players and the enjoyment players, coaches, fans and families.

Capital District Referee Association


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

The first meeting is scheduled for December 17, 2014 at the Colonie Community Center, as follows:

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

Adult Referees   7:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

2015 Referee Registration final date announced -

Final recertification for 2015

Tuesday December 30, 2014 at the Colonie Community Center – 6:30 pm 

Go to Links Page to find Registration Form at US Soccer – Print, Fill Out and bring to meeting

CDRef is doing online line testing through arbiter. If you are having any issues with online testing come to the final recertification meeting. The important part is to recertify.

New Grade 8 Referee Course will be offered in January – go to Courses 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 http://www.sportssignup.com/enyysaref.start  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 mrennic1@nycapp.rr.com