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The latest ESC  clinic information is posted here.  Spring 2015 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 2015

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

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. 

Recertification Clinics

Recertification Clinics

Dates: (Two clinics offered, ESC Refs can register online)

  1. Meeting (Clinic) I - Tuesday, February 24
  2. Meeting (Clinic) II - Thursday, February 26

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City/State: Edmond, OK
Place: Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, Edmond, 73034
Fee: Register for the clinic online
Contact: Parris Sanders

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

RECERTIFICATION CLASSES (for those referees who have already registered for 2015)  There is no charge to attend a Recert Class
1.      Select a RECERTIFCATION course you wish to attend from the list above. Click on the registration link for that class and complete the form which notifies the host club of your attendance.

2.      (For those referees who DID NOT already register for 2015), Go to the USSF website at http://ussoccer.force.com/referee/  and register for 2015. You will be required to pay the amount based on the grade level you hold. (Then you may register for a recert clinic.)

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 Dave Moore at dave@oksoccer.com for that information.
 
4.      At the USSF site that opens, follow these instructions to register.
 
5.      Update any information and hit continue. That will lead you to the pay for the 2015 registration.
 
6.      Print off a copy of the payment and bring to the recertification class.
 
7.      If you are 18 or older, a background check will be required. When following the registration for the class process, a form will appear but it is NOT the correct form. Use this link to complete the Background Check. How to complete the Background Check.
Pre-test answers

Contact: Parris Sanders,  Area Referee
Email: referee@edmondsoccer.com


UpGrade 08 Clinic at ESC - CANCELLED

08 Upgrade Clinic

Dates: December 8, 9, & 10, 2014

Times:

Session 1 (12/8) - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM;

Session 2 (12/9) - 6:30 PM -9:30 PM,

Session 3 (12/10) - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (must attend all 3 sessions)

City/State: Edmond, OK

Location: Mitch Park YMCA, 2901 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003

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

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 2015 '08' referee badge UNLESS you have not met all the requirements above.


Referee Links

Recert Clinics: February 24 OR February 26

08 Upgrade Clinic for Spring 2015, TBA

USSF Directives

USSF Position Papers

Background Check application is available at www.gotsport.com

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

Check the Statewide list of all Referee Clinics