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The latest ESC  clinic information is posted here.  Fall 2014 Classes and Recertification Clinic links are posted at the Oklahoma Soccer Association website:

The OSA State List of upcoming New Grade and Upgrade Referee Clinics is found HERE

How to Become a Referee: 

To become a referee in Oklahoma, you must first attend an 09 Recreational Referee Course. Candidates for the 09 course should be at least eleven years of age. The class is six hours in length, has an online pretest, and has a 50 question multiple choice, true/false test which will be given at the completion of the course. The candidate must pass the test with a 75% score. Candidates will leave the course as a United States Soccer Federation registered referee with the appropriate badge. See the FAQ link on the left menu bar for answers to referee related questions.

Referee Class Registration and Recertification Procedures – NEW for 2014

09 classes are now 2 sessions of 3 hours

08 classes are now 3 sessions of 3 hours


New Referee 09 Clinic at ESC

Dates: 8/29-30, 2014
Time: Session 1 9/29) - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Session 2 (9/30) - 9:00 12:00 PM (must attend both sessions)
City/State: Edmond, OK

Location: UCO Wellness Center, Edmond [100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034] Rm. 127 (UCO Campus Map)

Fee: $60.00 (Register Online)
 
Contact: Parris Sanders
Email: referee@edmondsoccer.com
 

Comments:

NEW REFEREES MUST ATTEND AN 09 COURSE

1. Select an 09 course you wish to attend. Click on the registration link for that class and complete two forms: a registration form that informs the hosting club of your attendance; and a second form requiring you to pay the $60 to attend the class. Both of these are required to be completed PRIOR to attending the class. The host club will NOT take cash at the site and time will not be given for registration during the class. If you do not have internet access you may visit a library or use your smart phone.

2. If you are 18 or older, a third form, a background check will be required. When following the registration for the class process, the form will appear and you will be given the opportunity to complete it while online.

3. Prior to attending the class all referee candidates must visit the USSF online 09 course and view the entire course. For the 09 course link, click here. The 09 class is now two sessions of 3 hours each.

4. Print off the required coursebook for the 09 class. [Click Coursebook Link to the right]

5. Once the class is successfully completed you will be given a 2014 09 referee badge UNLESS you have not met all the requirements above. 

UpGrade 08 Clinic at ESC

Dates: August 8-9, 2014

Time: Session 1(8/8) - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Session 2 (8/9) - 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, Session 3 (8/9) - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (must attend all 3 sessions)

City/State: Edmond, OK

Location: The Edmond Soccer Club Ref Shack; 1502 W. Danforth Rd. Edmond, OK 73003

Fee: $60.00
 
Contact: Parris Sanders
Email: referee@edmondsoccer.com

Comments:

08 REFEREE CLASSES (you must have attended an 09 to be admitted to this class)

1. You must register online for this class prior to attending this course. No exceptions. The host club will NOT take cash at the site and time will not be given for registration during the class. If you do not have internet access you may visit a library or use your smart phone.

2. If you are 18 or older, a third form, a background check will be required. When following the registration for the class process, the form will appear and you will be given the opportunity to complete it while online.

3. Prior to attending the class: all 08 referee candidates must visit the USSF online 08 course and view the entire course.  Click here for the 08 course link.  The 08 class is now three sessions of 3 hours each.

4. Once the class is successfully completed you will be given a 2014 '08' referee badge UNLESS you have not met all the requirements above.



Recertification Clinic

Dates:, Fall,  2014, TBA
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City/State: Edmond, OK
Place: TBA
Fee: Register for the clinic online in the amount based on the level you currently hold. (see part 2 below)
 
Contact: Parris Sanders
Email: referee@edmondsoccer.com
 

Comments: (the recertification exam is given during 1st part of clinic, take the pre-test and Study your Laws of the Game!)

1. On the OSA website's Referee Classes link which is found at oksoccer.com, select a RECERTIFCATION course you wish to attend. Click on the registration link for that class and complete the form which notifies the host club of your attendance.

2. Go to the USSF site at www.ussoccer.info/ and register for 2014. You will be required to pay the amount based on the grade level you hold. 

3. At the USSF site you will be asked for your User ID and Password. Those are on the registration card mailed to you by USSF. If you do have those, contact Dale Watts at oksoccer@oksoccer.com for that information.

4. At the USSF site that opens, look at the left-hand side of the page and click on the Referee triangle which will open to the words: “click here to register” and the Referee Registration 2015 form will appear. 

5. Update any information and hit continue. That will lead you to the pay for the 2014 registration.

6. Print off a copy of the payment and bring to the recertification class.

7. If you are 18 or older, you must complete a background check with GotSoccer. You will not be registered until this form is completed and approved. 

*** Pre-test answers ***


Contact: Parris Sanders
Email: referee@edmondsoccer.com

Comments:

 

Referee Links

OSA Referee Committee Policies and Guidelines

USSF Directives

USSF Position Papers

Background Check application is available at www.gotsport.com

How to Sign Up for Ref Pay through Arbiter:  Ref Pay

Please contact the OSA office at 1-800-347-3590 if you have questions.


Check the Statewide list of all Referee Clinics