Team Evanston and Eleven United will host a NEW referee certification clinic on Sunday February 28, 2016 from approximately 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Robert Crown Community Center. Receiving a certification is a pre-requisite for being an assistant referee with our club, so anyone interested in becoming a referee has to take this course and pass a test at the end of the clinic. Please note that even if you were certified in 2015, that certification has expired, so you must renew your patch (there will be a separate clinic for re-certifying referees). The same entry level course is being offered all around the Chicagoland area, and you can be certified at any of the courses that fit your schedule.
If you cannot make our February 28th clinic, there are plenty of others around the Chicago area that you can take. You can visit the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee clinic page and search for a clinic that fits your schedule. All referees must take the Grade 8 Referee clinic, the ISRC eliminated the Grade 12 Assistant Referee option at the end of 2014. There are two options entry level referees to get certified now: 1) a two-day clinic with approximately 7-8 hours (max.) instruction on each day or 2) a one-day clinic with a prerequsite online component. Our clinic will be a one-day event, so all prospective referees will be required to complete the online portion before coming to the clinic hosted on February 28th. Your printed certificates from the online course will, in effect, be an entry pass into the clinic. If you are doing a clinic elsewhere, be sure to select a clinic that will allow you to either attend both days or allow enough time to complete the online portion beforehand.
The clinic cost is $75 and must be paid with a check or cash on the day of the clinic. The club will reimburse your clinic expense as long as you referee a minimum of three (3) U10 or older games in the spring AND fall seasons during 2016. You will need to pay the $75 to take the course and the club will reimburse you at the end of the fall season. All new referees will need to work two (2) U08 or U09 games as training games before being allowed to assign for U10 and older games. The two training games are not paid.
Date: Sunday, February 28th
Times: ~8am-5pm (you cannot arrive late or leave early, doing so will result in failing the course)
Cost: $75 (payment instructions given after you register)
You can click Here to Register with the Illinois Referee Committee for our certification course on the ISRC site.
Deadline: You must make sure that you register before either the clinic fills up or registration closes on Sunday, February 21st.
If you have any questions regarding the course or being a part of Team Evanston Referee Corps please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.