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 7/18/2022

New Referee Jamboree August 13th and 14th

The Training Jamboree is for New Grass Roots referees, referees that have less than 10 games officiated or referees needing a refresher.
This is a mandatory event for new referees to be assigned games for 2022 season.
In these 2 days of the Jamboree, you will:
• Meet your mentor for the year, (this will be one of our Sr. Staff members)
• Train, in real game scenarios
• Rotate in and out of games as AR and Center referrers.
• Discuss parent and team protocol
• Meet other referees
• Review laws of the game
• Q&A with our SR Staff members
• Refreshments will be provided

Trouble login in or using Game Officials
Contact Rich Ravin - rich.ravin@outlook.com 925-818-2059

Photos from our April training

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31 new referees ready for the fall 2022 season

New Instructional Videos for Using
Game Officials and Getting Assignments

Whether you are a brand new referee, or an experienced ref new to the Walnut Creek Referees program, these short instructional videos will help you create your account on the Game Officials assigning platform we use, and show you how to be assigned or self-assign matches.

>> Creating your Game Officials account
>> Setting your availability to receive game assignments
>> Self-assigning for available games

Recertifying for 2022

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: SIGN IN TO THE LEARNING CENTER

You already have an account with USSF Learning Center which means that you had registered for 2021 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”
• "GRASSROOTS RECERTIFYING REFEREES"
• 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.

Alan and Dagny Spence

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Family fun -We would like to send a special thanks to the father and daughter due of Alan and Dagny Spence. Since earning their referee badges together in 2018, they have been assigned to a combined 336 games for the club as a referee. That is amazing!

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.

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/

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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