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 next meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2015 at Sand Creek Middle School , as follows:
Youth referees 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (18 and under)
Adult Referees 7:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Feel free to attend both session. The clinics will be aimed toward the level of games based upon age of the referee
Future General Meeting Dates will be at the Sand Creek Middle School at the above times
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.
New Grade 8 Referee Course will be offered in March – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org