Sal Crispi, WC Referee Director

Domenico De Luca, Assistant Referee Director

Rich Ravin, Communications Director

Latest News and Tips

Updated 11/12/20

Fun Walk

11/12/20 Update

Tuesday, Thursday 5:30- Speed work at Heather Farms 1

Saturday at  9:00 AM We start at 9:15AM! Meet at Castle Rock  Field’s Parking lot.
We will be on Hanna Trail or other locations behind Northgate.  This is a short 4 miles. It’s about 1 hour and 10 minutes. For those that have not been exercising, this is a great way to start. For those that have been exercising, this is a great change of pace. Beautiful scenery, open air, a few nice active hills to get that cardio going.  Running shoes work great!  This is low key..

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Return To Play Info

Does NorCal currently have a plan to run leagues this season?

Answer: Yes, we plan to run competitions for any interested NorCal Member Clubs as soon as the state & local public health authorities clear youth sports competitions to return, and clubs are able to host games. We have planned for start dates in Sept, October, November, December & January, so we will be ready to go when allowed.  Please see this link for the proposed structure:

NorCal FAQ

AB 2257

AB 2257

As many of you are aware, we had an assembly bill introduced last year in November (AB 5) that had Sports Officials considered as Employees.  There was a huge effort to lobby against this bill by several Youth Sports Organizations in which CNRA was involved.  I am very happy to announce that AB 2257 was passed on September 4th and signed by our Governor.  I would like to thank our SRA Said Ravanfar for his leadership and efforts to get this bill passed.  Here is a link for this assembly bill:

USSF renewal for 20-21 Badge


Here is the link to renew your license for 2021

It is different this year it is not through Game Officials


In order to re-certifying as a Grassroots Referee, through the Learning Center, you must meet the follow eligibility standards:

  • 13 years or older
  • Have held a Grassroots license for a minimum of one (1) year within the last 3 registration years

Course Requirements

Re-certifying Grassroots Referees must complete the following requirements if registering through the Learning Center:

  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
  • SafeSport (if 18 years or older)
  • Online Grassroots Referee Course Module
  • Re-certifying Grassroots Referee Quiz
  • U.S. Soccer Federation Gold Standard NCSI Background Check (if 18 years or older)

Offical Email Clean Up


If you have not referred for Walnut Creek since 2018 your email will be removed- Please contact Sal email above to make sure you stay on communication emails

Referee program

Stephen McGonagle, the WC Ref Programs 1st National Ass't Referee!

Interview on CNRA Website

Feature: Cal North’s Newest Nationals

New Referee Info

If you are a new referee to Walnut Creek or have just received your badge see the Register for Games page for information




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