2017 Team Evanston/Eleven United NEW Referee Clinic

Team Evanston and Eleven United will host a NEW referee certification clinic on Sunday February 26, 2017 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

If you cannot make our February 26th clinic, 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.. You can visit the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee clinic page and search for a clinic that works best for you.  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 26th.  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 online before registering for 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 2017. 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 26th
Times: ~8am-5pm (you cannot arrive late or leave early, doing so will result in failing the course)
Cost: $75 (payment instructions given when you register)
 
Deadline: You must make sure that you register before either the clinic fills up or registration closes on Sunday, February 19th.

If you have any questions regarding the course or being a part of Team Evanston Referee group please send an email to info@teamevanston.org.

2017 Team Evanston/Eleven United Referee RECERTIFICATION Clinic

Team Evanston and Eleven United will host a referee re-certification clinic on Sunday February 19th, 2017 for all current Grade 8 referees from approximately 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Robert Crown Community Center. Receiving a 2017 patch/certification is a pre-requisite for being an assistant referee with our club, so anyone interested in continuing as an Assistant Referee with our club has to take this course and pass a test at the end of the clinic. Please note that even if you were certified in 2016, that certification has expired, and you must renew your patch (there will be a separate clinic for NEW referees). 

If you are unable to make our February 19th clinic, the same re-certification course is being offered all around the Chicagoland area, and you can be certified at any of the courses that fit your schedule. You can visit the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee clinic page and search for a re-certification clinic that fits your schedule.  All referees must be Grade 8 Referees now because the ISRC eliminated the Grade 12 Assistant Referee option at the end of 2014. 

The clinic cost is $75 and must be paid online when you register for the clinic (**this is new this year).  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 2017. You will need to pay the $75 to take the course and the club will reimburse you at the end of the fall season

Date: Sunday, February 19th
Times: ~8am-4pm (you cannot arrive late or leave early, doing so will result in failing the course)
Cost: $75 (payment instructions given when you register)
 
Deadline: You must make sure that you register before either the clinic fills up or registration closes on Sunday, February 12th.

If you have any questions regarding the course or being a part of Team Evanston Referee group please send an email to info@teamevanston.org.

Assistant Referee Program

General Asst. Referee Program Info:

Evanston Soccer Association is required by the IWSL and YSSL to have two assistant referees at all U11-U18 games.​  The Illinois Soccer Referee Committee provides training clinics from mid-December through the end of March for anyone who wishes to certify as a USSF Referee.

Being a soccer referee is not an easy job, but it is a very important one for everyone involved in the game.  The training and job assignments should not be undertaken just as an "easy way to earn some cash."  Referees will be expected to be on time and ready to work in a professional manner for all of their games.  When you have assigned yourself to a game, it is very important that you work that game to the best of your ability.

Referees must be two (2) years older than the age group they are officiating, unless they have approval from the club.

Referees select games to referee based on their own schedules. Team Evanston uses a web-based program, thearbiter.net, for game assignments. If you earn a 2017 Referee patch you will be given instructions for creating an Arbiter profile if you do not already have one.

Pay scale for club games:

U08-U09: $0 This level games will only be taken by players who are in training - brand new referees must work 2 of these games prior to older ages
U10: $20 per game
U11-U12: $25 per game
U13-U14: $30 per game
U15-U18: $40 per game (only our most experienced/qualified referees can be assigned to this age group)

U12 Parents Please Read

We are offering players who are currently U12 to start in our program now. Since there are no certification courses held after April of every calendar year, we are offering U12s to get certified now, get some U08-U10 games under their belt during the spring season and gain some experience for the fall season when they will be eligible to referee older games.  All referees must be 12 years old on or before 3-31-17 in order to attend a clinic for 2017 certification.