Ron Clark Memorial Service on July 18, 2021

May 2, 2021Comments Off

A memorial service to remember CDRef member Ron Clark will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 1 – 3 PM at Clifton Commons.

In May 2020, the CDRef Board announced The CDRef Ron Clark Memorial Fund, where donations can be made in memory of Ron Clark and his love of refereeing soccer. For more information and to donate, click here.

- Posted May 02, 2021

ENYYSA Team Training Update

July 18, 2020Comments Off

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) announced in a June 30th article that teams can begin training on July 6th and begin playing games on August 17th.

July 6 is the date to start training for all areas in at least Phase 3 and that should entail all of New York State by then. US Soccer guidelines allow for small group training with a maximum of nine players and one coach who maintain social distancing.

On July 27, full team training is allowed but still maintain social distancing. Allow three weeks for coronavirus tracking purposes.

August 17 is the reboot date for games while considering only local and single day competitions. Large events would have to be approved by the local government.

Read the full article by clicking here.

- Posted July 18, 2020

Remembering Ron Clark

May 12, 2020Comments Off

The CDRef Board is announcing The CDRef Ron Clark Memorial Fund, where donations can be made in memory of Ron Clark and his love of refereeing soccer. The funds will be used for purposes set forth by the Board at a later date. Such options include, but are not limited to, the payment of fees and uniforms for new referees who have demonstrated or expressed a need for financial assistance, public outreach to recruit new referees, and other purposes related to the recruitment and retention of referees to CDRef.

Make your donation through PayPal here: Donate to The CDRef Ron Clark Memorial Fund

  • Please use the drop-down menu to select the “Ron Clark Scholarship Fund”.

You can also donate via check. Please make the check out to CDRef, and write “Ron Clark Fund” in the memo section.

  • Checks should be sent to Joel Rosenberg: 37 Hancock Dr,  Glenmont, NY 12077
As of May 18, 2020, the CDRef Executive Board has personally contributed more than $1,450 dollars to start this fund. The fund has raised over $2,700 dollars in total, with contributions from CDRef members, members of our soccer community, and friends and family of Ron Clark.
- Posted May 12, 2020

Remembering Referee and Assignor Ron Clark

May 1, 2020Comments Off

It is with heavy hearts that CDRef is saddened to report that Ron Clark has passed away due to the coronavirus.

Ron worked tirelessly for the association, and impacted many referees, coaches, players, and spectators for the better. His presence will be sorely missed.

To learn more about Ron, read this remembrance by Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: http://www.enysoccer.com/remembering_referee_and_assignor_ron_clark/

To read Ron’s obituary, please see this link: https://obittree.com/obituary/us/new-york/mechanicville/devito-salvadore-funeral-home-inc/ronald-clark/4196274/

For a touching tribute to Ron, read this article from the Times Union: https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Ronald-Clark-longtime-soccer-referee-and-15242719.php

- Posted May 1, 2020

Message from ENYYSA President

April 22, 2020Comments Off

A message from Richard Christiano – Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) President:

Message from ENYYSA President

Message from ENYYSA President

- Posted April 22, 2020

CDRef in the News!

March 28, 2020Comments Off

Check out this article from Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association about CDRef:
178 CDREF Members Officiate Capital District Youth Soccer League Games

- Posted March 28, 2020

Suspension of all officiating in New York State

March 24, 2020Comments Off

Soccer officiating has been suspended due to the NY State on PAUSE executive order. More information will be shared here when available.

- Posted March 24, 2020

Posts and Responses

March 19, 2013Comments Off

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