Virtual Meeting

Revised: Aug 30, 2023

This “virtual meeting” is a self-study course on the soccer program and more broadly, how to officiate a soccer game. It replaces the classroom training of years past, so go at your own pace; but please complete the online forms by the due date. There is a games’ pay for completing the online virtual meeting, so complete the training, below, to get credit! If you have not yet taken the concussion safety course online, that’s worth another game’s pay as well. It is required for officials and supervisors 18 years of age or older; but optional if you are younger.

Every new season, ALL TRAINING IS REQUIRED of all officials, new and veteran alike. Even if you are a veteran official, the online training is paid, required training and serves as a valuable reminder of your duties and required knowledge.

3-Step Online Training:

  1. Meeting Video (~10 minutes; watch this first!).
  2. Concussions Training (~45 minutes; sign-in to CDC Train website required; must complete if 18+ years old; recommended for all officials; paid 1-game credit for completion).
  3. Spring 2024 Officials’ Test (~40 minutes; required; review the officials slide show before taking the exam; also see the study guide for more detailed explanations; paid 1-game credit for completion).

Full Training Schedule

Once everybody completes the online self-study video, concussion training, and testing, we meet for two hours as a group for outdoor training. It is during this outdoor training program that I will make sure you’re all ready to work as an soccer official.

Important Dates:

Date Training Item
April 13, 2024 The “virtual meeting” self-study course along with the online forms, above, are due; please complete by this date.
April 13, 2024
2:00 PM (Saturday)
The primary outdoor training date for officials. Training is an outdoor, in person, group activity and takes about 2 hours.
Meet at Field 2, where the parking lot meets the playground.
April 19, 2024
4:00 PM (Friday)
Make up outdoor training date for officials.
April 20, 2024 Game #1: Games Begin!

Training Pay

Training activities are paid:

  • Watch the video, take the test: 1-game
  • Outdoor field training (2-hours): 2-games
  • Concussion training (one-time requirement): 1-game
  • TOTAL: 4.0 games pay

One-to-One Training

If you have any questions, or if you would like any one-to-one training, please contact me and I’ll be happy to meet with you online, or at the soccer fields, by phone, or through emails and text messages.