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Entry Level Referee Course to Be Held in Albany in April

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 21, 2013-With 420 travel teams, the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) plus Capital District Referees (CD-REF) are always looking for qualified referees.
A U.S. Soccer Grade 8 Entry Level Referee course is coming up in April. Referee candidates are required to attend all hours to qualify.
The class dates are:
Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
The three classes are held at Sand Creek Middle School, 329 Sand Creek Road in Albany, the same venue where the CDYSL Mini-Workshop was held on March 16. Candidates must pass a rules test before becoming certified to referee games in the CDYSL and its parent organization, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).
For further info and to obtain an online application, please e-mail Michael Rennick at The entry fee is $123 for 18 years of age and above or $115 for 15-17 years of age, the check should be made out to CD-REF and mailed to Michael Rennick, 19 Debbie Marie Ct., Niskayuna, NY 12309 Attn: USSF Referee Grade 8 Course.
There are no walk-ins to the course so please have your registration in by March 30.
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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