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Entry Level Soccer Referee Course to Be Held in Colonie This February

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

January 24, 2014-The Capital District Referee Association (CD-REF) provides officials for every game in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL), a proud member of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). CD-REF is having a US Soccer Grade 8 Entry Level Referee course in February. It’s an 18-hour course of which some of the hours are done online by the students. Candidates are required to attend all hours to qualify and complete the online course work on the US Soccer website with verification by the first class.

You must be 15 years old by April 1, 2014 to take the course.

The class dates are:
Saturday, February 8 at 9 am to 3 pm          
Tuesday, February 11 at 6 pm to 9 pm
Thursday, February 13 at 6 pm to 9 pm

The classes are held at Sand Creek Middle School in Colonie.

Please e-mail Mike Rennick at if you would like to apply to the course. He would send you the application, uniform order form and link to start the online portion of the course. All applications must be received by February 1.

The course includes the two shirt uniform package that is now mandatory for all referees in Eastern New York taking this course.

The costs are $175 for candidates 18 years of age and above or $165 for 15 years to 17 years of age.

To guarantee a seat in the class, please mail a check or money order made out to CD-REF plus fill out the application and uniform package size form.

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