Cromwell Chill Soccer Club encourages local youth to become referees and help us bring the great game to the community!
If you have any questions about refereeing here in town, reach out to our assignor at [email protected]How can you get started?
If you'd like to become a referee, and are over the age of 13, you can enroll in the states referee training course.
Follow this link to learn more. CT State Referee Association
Once you've passed you can notify our Club's referee assignor by email at [email protected]
and you'll be added to our referee pool. Then when we have home games, you'll receive the weekly notices and can sign up to referee.How does it work?
For new referees, we start you in the Assistant Referee position or AR. In most cases, you'll work games where the players are younger than you. After you've worked a few games, you can opt to AR for higher age groups.
As you gain some experience, you can ask to be a Center Referee or CR. In most cases, you'll referee games where the players are younger than you. You will not CR a game where the players are older than you unless you show great maturity and experience and you ask for it. Even then the assignment must be approved by the AssignorAre there any rules?
Our club requires our coaches and spectators to abide by our Sidelines Behavior Policy
. As referees you are encouraged to follow and enforce these guidelines to maintain a fair and sportsmanlike atmosphere during games.
Soccer games follow FIFA Rules which can be found on IFAB
Finally the CSRA has the following Youth Competition Guidelines
.What do I do if there is an incident?
In the event there is an incident on the field involving an unruly spectator, coach or player, click the link to enter an Incident Report
. The report will be stored and the Club President will be notified. We STRONGLY encourage you to file a report when this happens so that we can be aware and take steps to correct the behavior. The Club supports referees in this endeavor and will enforce the Sidelines Policy in the event there is cause to do so.