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Course Starting in Albany This Weekend to Certify as a Youth Soccer Referee

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 2, 2013-For those who have made it their New Year’s Resolution to become more involved in youth soccer, a perfect way to do that would be to become a ref. The Capital District Referees (CD-REF) are having an entry level class to become a youth soccer referee, which would enable you to officiate Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Cup games for the upcoming Spring Season.
The dates and times for U.S. Soccer’s Entry Level Referee Course are:
Saturday, January 5-8:30 am to 3:15 pm at the Sand Creek Middle School, 329 Sand Creek Road, Albany, New York 12205-2784
Thursday, January 10-6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Sand Creek Middle School
Saturday, January 12-8:30 am to 3:15 pm at the Sand Creek Middle School
You must be 15 years of age by May 1, 2013 and attend all 18 hours of the course. The fee is $123.00 for those 18 years of age and above or $115.00 for candidates 15-17 years of age.
To guarantee a seat in the class, mail a check or money order payable to CD-REF to:
Mr. Michael Rennick, State Instructor
Attn: Referee Class
19 Debbie Marie Ct.
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Only 30 are admitted and the first 30 e-mails received are the candidates admitted to class. So please e-mail Michael at if you plan on attending.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.



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