Referee Coordinator / USSF Assignor

Darrell Ringman
Contact information listed below.

Director of Referee Education

Kurt Swanson
refmentor@juventus-sc.org

Juventus Referee Assignment

Juventus and many area clubs use the PENSRA referee assignment system for both league games & tournaments.  Register & request games through this system.

PENSRA is a powerful and easy to use system that provides for the ability to SELF-ASSIGN your matches for matches you are rated for.  You can manually request others.  Juventus offers thousands of assignments each year and referees are expected to be independent and highly reliable.  No show, no call situations are dealt with harsh consequences.

Beginning February, 2018, Juventus, like many Clubs in the area have and others that plan to, moved to electronic payments for league and tournament assignments.  Currently, Juventus uses PayPal to remit payment.  You will need to update your Pensra account with a valid PayPal address in order for the money to be sent to you.  You will also need to provide a valid Tax ID number in Pensra.  There are currently no fees to set-up a PayPal account or to receive the payment.

Juventus pays referees twice monthly, first for the 1st-15th and second for the 16th-last day of the month. The Juventus treasurer will be authorized to make payments within a couple of days of the payroll period, assuming all referees have submitted their match reports.  The payments are virtually instant, once processed.

To get games, be sure to keep your profile updated with a correct and accurate e-mail address, then, mark your profile with the Juventus ‘availability’ check-box.  This way you will get my messages.  Make sure your rating is up to date and accurate and contact me at non-event times to request a rating change.  Leverage self assign as often as you possibly can.  Read the PENSRA failure codes to determine why you can’t self assign.

Games are released for self assign at different times for leagues than for tournaments.

Darrell’s Top 10 Advisories…

1.) Do no dump assignments back in my lap; when you’re contacting me because you cannot make a match, be responsible and have a back-up identified – I need to be in the loop and make adjustments in Pensra
2.) While the CR typically provides flags, all officials should have all equipment necessary to carry out the match, including ARs*!
3.) Arrival time is a MINIMUM of 15 minutes prior to kick-off, you need this time for a pre-game conference, check-in and field inspection
4.) Red cards must be reported promptly, each league has it’s own requirements – do NOT delay!
5.) Referees who are awarded matches with conditions to complete training, etc. MUST follow-through and fulfill the conditions before working the match!
6.) There are multiple ways to reach me; use Pensra SiteMail for issues which are not time sensitive, e-mail for important issues, SMS messaging for urgent issues and CALL ME if something critical comes up.
7.) Be responsive. If you don’t reply to me, I will stop using you for assignments.
8.) Do not have others represent you – all officials must be responsible and keep in touch with me, just like a real job!
9.) Do NOT sit on unaccepted assignments, accept them promptly!
10.) SHOW-UP for your assignments – no show/no call situations will be treated harshly.

While I appreciate all officials specific and unique needs and circumstances, please resist the temptation to contact me until after you have consumed all the terrific resources on this page, in PENSRA’s FAQs and on CNRA.net.

Referee Classes

Juventus offers free entry-level classes for Juventus players/families.  Please refer to the Cal North Referee Association website at CNRA.net for detailed information about becoming a referee.

Hello Future Referees:

Become a Referee!

http://cnra.net/register/new-referee/entry-level-referee-course-modules/

Level 8 Training Courses

https://cnra.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=917

Juventus hosts a  couple of courses each year.

—————————————————— UPDATE 1/8/2019 ————————————————

Hello Juventus Players and parents!

It is once again time to offer referee training and certification to our club.  The course now being offered is a 9 hour course specific to the new referee and the things they will need to know to referee the younger teams they will start out refereeing for.  I have not been to the training yet, so I honestly can’t tell you the format of the course.  But as you register and follow the links to the course you will see what you need to do to be prepared.

Here is a link to some resources you will need for the entire course:
https://cnra.gameofficials.net/public/class/classRegister.cfm?classID=28121

Use the above link to register on this website, and then to sign up for this course.  As you register for the course it may ask you for a code which will allow you to complete your registration.  The code to use is 25134.  When registering you will be asked to what region you belong.  For most people this will be the SOUTH region, see http://www.cnra.net/about/local/ if you are in the East Bay or North Bay.

The classroom schedule is:  

Friday, February 8  6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 9  9:00am - 12:00pm

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061

The field session is:  
Saturday, February 9  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Red Morton Community Park
1120 Roosevelt Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061

(100% attendance is required)

The cost of the course is graciously paid for by Juventus Sport Club, the registration fee of $75 is for your badge and official referee licensing for 2019.  Each year that you wish to remain an active referee, after 2019, you will need to go online and pay to renew your badge.  

If you do not skip any years in between, there is no additional classroom time required.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kurt Swanson
Director of Referee Education
refmentor@juventus-sc.org

Referee Equipment

http://cnra.net/2016/12/new-referee-uniforms-from-official-sports/

Referees are expected to coordinate their colors; as a crew, they too should be ‘uniform’.  Referees should bring back-up kits to ensure they match.  Referees should be able to reliably wear yellow, red, blue, green or black.  Visible undergarments should match the color of the item covering them.  Referees are encouraged to reach out to each other in advance to ensure each match is properly presided over.

Referee systems

All official USSF 11v11 matches must have a three-referee crew.   A ‘Club linesman’ is allowed, with limited responsibilities, to cover for an assistant referee in the event of an absence.  U.S. Soccer reiterated in Spring of 2016 that the two-referee system should not be used.  Although 9v9 matches are allowed to have single-referee assignments per some League rules, Juventus continues to assign three referees to these matches.

4v4 1 CR
7v7 1 CR
9v9 1 CR, 2 AR
11v11 1 CR, 2 AR

Referee systems

(effective 8/1/2014) *

Length of Half CR Pay AR Pay

25 min  $30  $25
30 min  $35  $30
35 min  $40  $35
40 min  $45  $40
45 min  $50  $45

* Pay rates for tournaments are different and can vary

Note that CYSA & NorCal match lengths can vary.  At the moment, there are now different lengths for U14 games (effective 2016):

- NorCal League & Cup U14’s – 40 min halves
- CYSA Fall League U14s – 35 min halves

League Rules

Juventus League Rules Summary for Referees and Teams (updated August 31, 2017)

PENSRA league rules summaries

Important Links

Cal North Referee Administration (CNRA)

CYSA District 2 Referee Administration

License Information

You cannot referee games without a current license.  Effective March 2013, there’s a new renewal process for Northern CA referees (don’t use the USSF website for this anymore). For questions, contact the appropriate representatives on the CNRA website.

Darrell Ringman
Juventus Referee Coordinator
e-mail: Use daring@yahoo.com for non-assignment inquiries
e-mail: Use Pensra Site Mail for all group and individual assignment inquiries (Pensra–>Services–>Mail–>Compose)

Important – e-mail or site-mail
Urgenttext 650-575-1881
Critical – call 650-575-1881