Sal Crispi, WC Referee Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Domenico De Luca, Assistant Referee Director
Rich Ravin, Communications Director
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There will be a Group Walk- These are easy walks- the group stays together but distanced
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30
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. I will start the group run and speed intervals toward the end of September.
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:
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
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
Please see the Rules Page for links to all of the changes
Stephen McGonagle, the WC Ref Programs 1st National Ass't Referee!
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