Posts belonging to Category Referee Training



New Uniforms Mandatory January 1, 2019

US Soccer has mandated that all referees switch to the new uniform standards. These uniforms have been available for some time and referees have been urged to make the switch over the past couple years. As of January 1, 2019, the new style will be the only acceptable option.

Clinics and Fitness Tests

USSF FITNESS TEST

The Fitness Test is for referees who desire to upgrade (from Grade 8 to Grade 7; or Grade to Grade 6). Periodically we will run the Grade 5 fitness test for those that require it to referee and upgrade to Grade 5.

Maryland State Fitness Test

Summer Fitness Test

Thu, Aug 9 6:00pm – 7:00pm

UMBC
STADIUM
5523 RESEARCH PARK DR.
CATONSVILLE MD

Running the State (College Test) fitness test. Be there 15 minutes prior to sign in. We are open to running the Grade 5 Fitness by appointment and approval by the SDI (sdimd@comcast.net).


Contact: Bob Reath

State Fitness Test
Sprint Test:
6 consecutive 40 meter sprints at a maximum of 7.2 seconds per sprint
Interval Test:
Maximum of 40 seconds for the 150 meter run
Maximum of 40 seconds for the 50 meter walk

Grade 5 Fitness Test
This test is for Grade 5 maintenance and Grade 5 upgrade
Sprint Test:
6 consecutive 40 meter sprints at a maximum of 6.4 seconds per sprint
Interval Test:
Maximum of 17 seconds for the 75 meter run
Maximum of 20 seconds for the 25 meter walk

Entry Level and Recertification Clinics

For new referee entry level classes select this link:

http://marylandreferees.com/msr2/?page_id=21

For recertification classes select the link below:

http://marylandreferees.com/msr2/?page_id=23

For questions or concerns please contact the Maryland State Director of Instruction: sdimd@comcast.net

State Referee Clinic

The next State Referee Clinic will be scheduled for early 2019.
Advanced Referee Clinics

This clinic is for referees who desire to upgrade to Grade 6 (State Referee). The next Advanced Clinic will be scheduled for early 2019.

Intermediate Referee Clinics

This clinic is for referees who desire to upgrade to Grade 7. You must complete the online tests prior to the clinic. The next Intermediate Clinic will be schedule din early 2019.

Contact: Bob Reath

“Ask A Referee” is Back!

Jim Allen’s  Ask A Referee web site is now up and running again full speed ahead. Jim has “passed the baton” to Dan Heldman. For those who do not know Dan, his credentials include involvement in the National Referee Program as a National Referee Instructor, National Assessor, and a member of the National Instructional Program staff for 15+ years. Dan chaired USSF’s Instructional Program Advisory Panel. Dan also was an author of the ATR (along with Jim Allen), Laws of the Game Made Easy and Offside Made Easy publications.

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