Application for new Courses for Grade 8 referees below is now open. 

All new referees need to be at least 15 years of age to register for the course

Grade 8 USSF Referee Course 2018-19 in the Capital District

This course is an 18 hour course of which some of the hours are done online by the students, you required to attend all 14 hours of class time to qualify and must complete the on-line course work before the first the first class. The course cost is$170.00, which includes the uniform make check/money order out to CD-Ref . You will also have to pay your local registration on the first day of class or send it in with the application and uniform size form, that check is be made out to CDREF for $30.00. 

You must be fifteen years old to take the course.

Please email Mike Rennick at or with interest and to receive application forms.

Course dates and Location dates – TBD


Saturday  9am to 5pm

Sunday   9am to 5pm

Must have been born before March 9, 2004

The classes are held at the CDYSL Office in Colonie, 19 Aviation Road, Suite 9

Albany, NY 12205.

You must attend all hours to complete the course.


Eastern NY has a new way of registering for this, it is done online using the US Game Officials web site:

Since it is a course for new officials, all candidates must log onto and sign on as a new user under Group 1571(if they don’t have a Game Officials username/password already). You then create their user profile (personal information, login information, contact information, etc.). Once you have this set up, go to Referee courses and select the course number (course #24751 ), click on that number and register for the course. There are 2 handouts – one for registration, the other for course sign-up. The link for the latter is attached; the link for the former is below:

The course requires that you take the on-line portion prior to the start of class with verification, once the application and course fee is received, you will receive the logon and pass code to the USSF site to start the Grade 8 course. The course also now includes the two shirt uniform package which now is mandatory for all Eastern NY referees taking this course.  Email Mike Rennick at and

Please mail completed course application and uniform information form which can be found in the News section and mail the forms and a check for $170.00 made out to CD-Ref to:

Michael Rennick

19 Debbie Marie Ct.

Niskayuna, NY 12309

Attn:  USSF Referee Grade 8 Course