Domenico De Luca
Walnut Creek Soccer Referee Director
USSF Assignor
refereedirector@wcsc.org
925-787-7925

Sal Crispi,
Assistant Referee Director
assignorsal@astound.net

Rich Ravin
Communications Director
Rich.Ravin@outlook.com
925-818-2059

Latest News and Tips

Updated 9/1/21

Training

Keep an eye out for training in September

Season's Started

Go to Game Official's and sign up for games. We need all the help we can get. If you have problems please contact Domenico De Luca
Walnut Creek Soccer Referee Director, refereedirector@wcsc.org, 925-787-7925

2021-2022 Changes to the Laws of the Game Webinar

You are all invited to register for the upcoming “2021-2022 Changes to the Laws of the Game Webinar” on August 25th (Wednesday) at 7:00pm. The main speaker for this Zoom meeting is Tim Weyland.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DSs-gfwVQz6BWLScpfv7gw

Please make sure to attend this important webinar. These changes will go into effect on August 21st for all NorCal competitions.

Register for 2022

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: SIGN IN TO THE LEARNING CENTER

If this is your first time logging in to USSF Learning Center, please email CNRA at registration@cnra.net with the following information so they could give you further information and access:

• Full name
• Email address
• Date of Birth
• USSF ID#

If you already have an account with USSF Learning Center which means that you had registered for 2020 then follow these set of instructions:

• Navigate to USSF Learning Center
• Sign in to your profile
• Use this link to register for the Grassroots recertification course: Link

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE COURSE

To access assignments:

• Go to “Courses”
• Courses available in English and Spanish
• Select “My courses”
• Find your course, then click Go To Classroom
• Select the grey “assignments” tab at the top of the page when you are in your course

ASSIGNMENTS

• BACKGROUND CHECK (18+) SUBMIT ALL FORMS
• SAFESPORT (18+) 1 HOUR
• INTRO TO HEALTH AND SAFETY 30 MIN
• LAWS OF THE GAME 30 MIN
• QUIZ 1 HOUR

Your badge will be mailed to you in 3-5 weeks upon completion of the course.

New Referee Training

Register and take the online course Click Here

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3164

Field Session Jul 24, 2021 9 am to 12pm HF#2

First Time Referee Course
Course Fee: $55.00
U.S Soccer Surcharge: $20.00
Total $75

New referee's will be reimbursed for the cost of the course and the uniform once they have completed 10 games for the club (PS-You still get paid for those games as well)

Field Training -June 5th

Hello Walnut Creek Referees,
Set your Calendar!
As part of our on-going referee educational program We are having our first mandatory field session for 2021! All new and seasoned Grass Roots referees. This will prepare our club for the upcoming season.,
Instructor and Sr Staff Member: STEPHEN MCGONAGLE National Badge will be conducting the field session along with our Regional badges and Sr. Staff members support.

When: Saturday, June 5th
Where: Heather Farms Field 2
Time: 10:00-12:00
What should I bring: Flags, Whistle, Flipping coin and your wallet yellow and red cards

    Please arrive at the field at 9:30 for check in:

Sal Crispi Retirement

After 30 years as a Referee Director, Referee Assignor, Referee, Board member, Mentor, Leader and Friend to thousands, Sal Crispi has announced his retirement to occur at the end of this season.

Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club has had the privilege of Sal’s commitment to our club since he arrived in 1990 and served on our club board as tournament director. In 1992, he was appointed our Referee Director and has held this role for the past 29 years.

During Sal’s career spanning over three decades at our club and others, he has led referee programs, including the referee
assignment of thousands of games. He has been instrumental in referee education and has guided over a thousand new referee’s to earn their license in the referee training programs he developed and managed.

Sal has also seen many of his referee’s rise through the club level, to high school, college, and professional levels. Sal has been an unbelievable resource and leader in our referee community mentoring other club Assignors in Northern California. We are all forever grateful.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we will await on celebrating Sal’s successful and impactful career, when the time is safe for an in-person event. Please be on the lookout for how you can join our club in applauding Sal later this summer or fall.

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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:

https://norcalpremier.com/when-will-we-play-again/

NorCal FAQ

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yT2IIcnFOn05110N8224Uzba-v10HZhVkHwl48MLwXM/edit

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:

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2257

http://www.cnra.net/2020/09/cnra-announces-modifications-to-assembly-bill-5/

USSF renewal for 20-21 Badge

9/18/20

Here is the link to renew your license for 2021

http://www.cnra.net/grassroots-referee-renewal/

It is different this year it is not through Game Officials

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/7/course-info

Eligibility

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

6/19/20

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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