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Grade 7 Referee Course Upcoming

FROM PETER STILLING:

USSF Grade 7 Course

DATE: Tuesday, July 8, 6-10 pm and Wednesday, July 9, 6-10 pm (both nights are required)

LOCATION: BYU-Idaho, Hart Building Room 170

By the new standards that will go into effect on July 1, 2014, a candidate will not be required to have been a Grade 8 Referee to become a Grade 7 referee. However, it is my personal recommendation that the referee has at least completed the Grade 8 online material so that they at least have a basic framework of The Laws of the Game before becoming a Grade 7 referee.  Although this is not mandatory nor can I enforce such a requirement, I make the statement none-the-less.

The purpose of the Grade 7 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the amateur adult game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.

See attached Referee Requirements to see the new requirements for the various Grade levels.

CONTACT:

Peter Stilling
BYU-Idaho | Network Engineer
Rigby Hall Room 356
525 S. Center St
Rexburg, ID 83460-4540
phone: 208.496.7260
email: stillingp@byui.edu

Level 8 Referee Course in IF

TWO LOCAL REFEREE CLASSES BEING OFFERED; CONTACT MARK OLIVER IF INTERESTED IN TAKING THIS BEGINNING LEVEL 8 REFEREE COURSE – CONTACT INFO LISTED BELOW!

Class 1:  Friday, Feb 7 6pm-10pm and Saturday, Feb 8 8am-3pm 

Class 2:  Friday, Feb 21 6pm-10pm, Saturday Feb22 8am-3pm

Both classes will be held at the Idaho Falls YMCA.

Participants must pre-register with Mark, there is web based training that the class must complete prior to the classroom.

Cost is $65, payable at the beginning of class. Checks should be made out to ISRC (Idaho Soccer Referee Committee).

Mark Oliver 208-520-6879 (texting works) oli@ida.net

UPDATE 2-Referee Clinic in March

Ladies and Gents due to overlap between this referee clinic and a coaching clinic I [Peter Stilling] have been asked by many of you if I could stagger the clinics so that many of you could participate in both.  I cannot move the coaching clinic, but I can move the referee clinic.  As such, the referee clinic will be moved.  See below for new dates and times.

Here is the update / modification (Revision 2 as of 1/24/2014) to the Rexburg USSF ELC (Entry Level Clinic)

Due to the National Office changing the methodology of the ELC (USSF Entry Level Clinic / USSF Grade 8 clinic) I have had to modify my clinic to accommodate this new paradigm.  Entry Level Clinics / Grade 8 clinics are still 16 hours long, but 8 hours of the clinic is now done online prior to attending the 8 hours in the classroom.

As such, I have shortened my clinic classroom dates to:

Wednesday, March 19 thru Thursday, March 20.

BYU-Idaho
Smith Building Room 323
Rexburg, Idaho

Wednesday, March 19th, 6-10pm, Classroom Instruction

Thursday, March 19th, 6-10pm, Classroom Instruction, Testing, Grading, and Registration

Because of all of the rearranging and such I have had to drop the opportunity to hear from our guest speakers.

I offer them my gratitude for being willing to donate their time, but time is clearly against us in this case.

All attendees MUST preregister with me.  If you do not pre-register you will not be given instructions on how to do the online portion of the clinic.

If you do not do the online portion of the clinic, you will not have your certificates of completion and thus I will deny you entrance to the classroom portion of the clinic.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER WITH ME, PETER STILLING.  My contact information is located at the bottom of this message.

The clinic is $25 and to register with USSF is $40 for a total of $65.  For those paying by check, make the check out to ISRC for $65.00

Cash is also acceptable.  No credit cards.

 

Thank you.

Peter Stilling
USSF Instructor
443 E 1st North
Rexburg, ID 83440
cell: 208.313.0945 (Text Acceptable)
email: stillingp@gmail.com
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UPDATE-Referee Clinic in March

Here is a update from Peter Stilling regarding the Referee Clinic coming in March. Please consider refereeing, it is a valuable way to give back to the community.

Ladies and Gents:

Here is the update / modification to the Rexburg USSF ELC (Entry Level Clinic)

Due to the National Office changing the methodology of the ELC (USSF Entry Level Clinic / USSF Grade 8 clinic) I have had to modify my clinic to accommodate this new paradigm.  Entry Level Clinics / Grade 8 clinics are still 16 hours long, but 8 hours of the clinic is now done online prior to attending the 8 hours in the classroom.

As such, I have shortened my clinic classroom dates to:

Thursday, March 20 thru Saturday, March 22.

BYU-Idaho
Smith Building Room 323
Rexburg, Idaho

  • Thursday, 6-10pm, Classroom Instruction
  • Friday, 6-10pm, Classroom Instruction
  • Saturday, 8-Noon, Testing, Grading, Registration, and Guest Speakers.

All attendees MUST preregister with me.  If you do not pre-register you will not be given instructions on how to do the online portion of the clinic.

If you do not do the online portion of the clinic, you will not have your certificates of completion and thus I will deny you entrance to the classroom portion of the clinic.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER WITH ME, PETER STILLING.  My contact information is located at the bottom of this email.

The clinic is still $25 and it is still $40 to register with USSF for a total of $65.  For those paying by check, make the check out to ISRC for $65.00

Cash is also acceptable.  No credit cards.

Thank you.

Peter Stilling
USSF Instructor
443 E 1st North
Rexburg, ID 83440
cell: 208.313.0945 (Text Acceptable)
email: stillingp@gmail.com
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Referee Clinic Coming in March

To all concerned:  Peter Stilling will be offering a United States Soccer Federation (FIFA Law) Entry Level Certification Clinic / Intermediate Topics Clinic on the following days:Tuesday, March 18th, 6-10pm
Wednesday, March 19th, 6-10pm …
Thursday, March 20th, 6-10pm
Friday, March 21st, 6-10pm
Saturday, March 22nd, 8am – 6pm (Break for Lunch Noon – 1:30)

BYU-Idaho Campus, Rexburg, Idaho — Smith Building, Room 323
Building 35 on the following map: http://www.byui.edu/maps#SMI

MESSAGE FROM PETER STILLING:
“After 5pm, a parking pass is not needed.  Do not park in Service Parking, Fire Zone, or Handicapped Zone (unless you have a Handicapped Placard).  All other parking is first come, first serve.The Entry Level portion of the clinic will be Tuesday thru Friday with the written exam given on Saturday morning at 8am. The test will take one hour with a required review and grading period afterward.  Plan on being completely done with the test around 9:30am to 10am.

For those that want to attend but may have conflicts with soccer practice or soccer games, please let me know in advance so that arrangements can be made.  All needs for arrangements should be announced the first night if not sooner.

After the test is completed, the USSF fitness test will be given on the BYU-Idaho Track.  The test will begin at 10:30am. This test is required for all Grade 6 referees and above wishing to recertify (see attached document).  However, I STRONGLY encourage ANY and ALL referees to challenge themselves to take the test to give yourself and idea of where you are personally with your level of fitness.  The USSF fitness test is a minimum standard of fitness.  If you can’t pass the test, then you need to do some introspection with regard to where you are and where you need to be.  The test criteria is attached.

After the test, I will cut everyone lose for lunch.

Meet back at the BYU-Idaho stadium field at 1:30 for on field training.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring your whistle, cards, flags, running shoes or cleats and be ready to move about.

We will be on the field for about 90 mins then will go back inside around 3pm to learn from some other senior officials.”

Peter Stilling; USSF Instructor; 443 E 1st North; Rexburg, ID 83440 cell: 208.313.0945 (Text Acceptable); email: stillingp@gmail.com Social Networks: FB, G+, Twitter, FourSquare; IM: FB, GTalk, Skype