Capital District Referee Association (CD Ref) offers referee courses, for information please contact Michael Rennick, CDREF’s Instruction Coordinator, at


Grade 8 USSF Referee Course 2018 in the Capital District

We are having the USSF Grade 8 Entry Level Referee course coming up in January 2018. This course is an 18-hour course of which some of the hours are done online by the students, you required to attend all 14 hours of class time to qualify and must complete the on-line course work before the first the first class. The course cost is $170.00, which includes the uniform kit, this is paid online when registering for the class. Once registered for the class, which also does a RISK Management in the application and USSF registration, you must email the application and uniform form below the uniform size to me.  You will also have to pay your local registration on the first day of class, that check is be made out to CDREF for $30.00. We will need the application and uniform size form scan in and sent back to me via email , this should be done once you have registered online with ENY.

 You must be at least fourteen (14) years old to register to take the course, the system will not allow younger.

The class dates are:

Saturday January 6, 2018, 9am to 5pm 

Sunday   January 7, 2018, 9am to 5pm

You must attend all hours to complete the course.

The classes are held at the CDYSL Office in Colonie, 19 Aviation Road, Suite 9
Albany, NY 12205.

Eastern NY has a new way of registering for this, it is done online using the US Officials web site:

Since it is a course for new officials, all candidates must log onto and sign on as a new user under Group 1571 (if they don't have a Game Officials username/password already). You then create their user profile (personal information, login information, contact information, etc.). Once you have this set up, go to Referee courses and select the course number (course # 23239), click on that number and register for the course. There are 2 handouts - one for registration, the other for course sign-up. The link for the latter is attached; the link for the former is below:


Upon completion of the online registration and online payment, the course requires that you take the US Soccer on-line portion prior to the start of class with verification.    

Please start observing all the 17 modules.

The code to log into the US Soccer Grade 8 modules are the as follows:

Go to this URL,

Once there, double click on the Introduction or Law 1 and it brings you to a log-on screen,


FIRST NAME ---> Your name

LAST NAME   ---> Your name

EMAIL       ---> Your Email Address

STATE Association ----> New York East

Clinic Number is 1010718

Save your printed completion of each Law for the first class.


Please email mail completed course application, uniform application to, The uniform order should be email as soon as the registration process is completed.  You may it mail to:

Michael Rennick

19 Debbie Marie Ct.

Niskayuna, NY 12309

Attn:  USSF Referee Grade 8 Course

The size chart is the same as before:










Shirt – Chest size


up to 34"

36" - 38"

38" - 40"

40" - 42"

44" - 46"

48+ "










Short – Waist size


24" - 26"

28" - 30"

32" - 34"

36" - 38"

40" - 42"

44 + "












Please complete the following:

Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________________________________________________

Shirt size: ___________________________________________________________________

Shorts size: _________________________________________________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________________________


Referee Course Application


Last Name: __________________________________ First Name: _______________________________

 Address: _____________________________________________________________________________

 City: _______________________________________State: __________________Zip: _______________

 Phone (H): _____________________Cell: _________________Email: ____________________________

 Date of Birth: ____________________ Start Date of Class: _____________________________________