We have opened the grassroots referee training, the required in person sessions have been replaced with virtual sessions, (Ring Central, similar to Zoom sessions). The feedback on the spring virtual sessions was overwhelmingly positive so we are comfortable continuing the process during the pandemic. Since there will not be any in person sessions we will not close in the fall and reopen pre-spring season. We will keep registration open through March 31.
Although there may be a limited fall season, referees that get certified at this time of year are certified for the remainder of the calendar year and all of the next calendar year, effectively getting 3 seasons of certification. There is no better time to recruit new referees. I have attached the Grassroots Referee Instructions.
Additionally don’t forgot that although referees will have to go through an online re-certification to be on the list of registered referees in 2021, there will be no charge for those referees that are certified for 2020.
If you know of anyone that wishes to get certified as an assignor, the directions are also attached. The in person session of the assignor course will also be held through Ring Central, August 15.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Connecticut State Referee Program
705 North Mountain Road
Newington, CT 06111