Domenico De Luca
Walnut Creek Soccer Referee Director
USSF Assignor

Sal Crispi,
Assistant Referee Director

Rich Ravin
Communications Director

Latest News and Tips

Updated 10/20/21

Training tonight 10-20-21

Wednesday Night October 20th 6:30PM - 8:00PM
It's a must for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year referees! Others are welcome to attend.

Location: Tice Valley Gym Class room
INSTRUCTOR: WCSC Training Director, Stephen Mcgonagle

Mandatory Training -for all Referee's

We have a very important zoom meeting this Thursday night October 14th 7:00 PM

    This will affect every Walnut Creek Referee.

    This is only a 20-30 minute meeting max: We will be taking roll, as this will count as part of your Walnut Creek Referee continued education.
    Thursday Night HF 1 game referees. you are good to go.

Join Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 823 5789 1088
Passcode: 507393
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If you have been certified in the past this is for you and the future of soccer in California.

SPECIAL REGISTRATION - LIMITED TIME ONLY No Field Session & Waived Lapsed Registration Fees

As a previously registered referee, you're eligible to register for 2022 without attending the field session!

Just complete the quick and easy online registration through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center and you'll be ready to return to the field and make money!

How to Register: Send an email to with subject "Returning Referee" and include your Name, Email, City, and 16-digit USSF ID number (if available). You will be sent your U.S. Soccer Learning Center login and a specific course link. Register for the specialized First Time Referee Course via the course link. Complete the assignments in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.

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,, 925-787-7925

Register for 2022



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

• Full name
• Email address
• Date of Birth

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


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



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

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:

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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