Do you have a burning desire to make new friends, influence people, be the idol of hundreds (OK, dozens) every Sunday? Have you spent hours on social media advising the world that you could have done those World Cup games better? Your ship has come in. Here is the summer referee clinic schedule.
The New Mexico Soccer Referee Association is offering numerous introductory referee clinics in July and August. In order to officiate adult soccer games, an aspiring referee must complete the requirements for a Grade 8 certification. NMSRA is offering several relevant clinics.
First, on July 12 is a Grade 9 clinic. That qualifies you to do small sided youth games in Duke City Soccer League. On August 2, a “bridge” clinic is being offered that provides the additional training to upgrade from a Grade 9 to a Grade 8. That’s path number 1 to becoming a grade 8 referee for the fall season. There are several additional Grade 9 clinics offered after August 2. Unless you want to attend the August 17 clinic, there will not be additional "bridge" clinics during the summer. The next bridge clinics will be held after the fall season.
On August 17 is the Grade 8 clinic for people who have not certified before. That’s a full day clinic and is Path 2.
There isn’t a path 3 even if you’ve played 30 years and are too tired and slow to play and want to ref now.
If you are a referee whose certification has lapsed prior to 2014, you can recertify under certain conditions. Contact us at 346-0831 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in that situation.
Here is the link to the Clinics listing on the NMSRA web site:
You MUST preregister for the clinics and can do so at the link above. The clinics are held at the SRA training center at 501 Industrial NE Albuquerque 87107
Class size is limited: If you plan to attend, you MUST pre-register online through the link above.
Fees: Grade 8 Clinic on 8/17 - $90 for clinic and USSF certification.
Grade 9 Clinics - $75 for clinic and USSF certification
Grade 8 Bridge Clinic on 8/2 - $75 for clinic and USSF certification