For CBYSA Referees

Look Here!Field Training for New Referees

CBYSA will be conducting Field Training Sunday August 17th at the Council Bluffs Rec Complex. The training will start at 2:00 pm and last approximately 2 hours. If you are a new referee this training will give you some live game experience before the season starts. We'll be talking about, pre-game duties, game situations, dealing with coaches and parents at games, hand signals. We'll also have a question and answer period that should be really good for new referees. If you are a new referee or have only refereed for one or two seasons, it would be very beneficial for you to attend this training.

Look Here!Referee Pre-Season Meeting

CBYSA will be holding a pre-season meeting for all referees on Sunday, August 17th starting at 5:00 pm at CB Rec Complex. The meeting will be in the building at the west end of the soccer fields, it's on the back side of the concession stand.

DocumentClick Here for information on becoming a referee.

Look Here!On-Line Pre-Course to prepare for Entry-Level Referee Class

IMPORTANT: The US Soccer's on-line pre-course is at the link below. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete. You can go at your own pace too. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for this Entry-Level Referee Class.

LinkIowa Referee Committee

Use this link to access your USSF registration information, to sign up for clinics, and to renew your registration.

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Use this link to see USSF's brochure developed specifically for young referees.

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The Arbiter is our referee scheduling system. Use this link to go to The Arbiter home page.

referee-ifk.jpgArbiter Training Demo
This link will download a Power Point presentation that demonstrates how you can use The Arbiter. You will need either Microsoft PowerPoint or the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (it's free from Microsoft) installed on your computer. The slide show is a large file and may take several minutes to download. To download Microsoft's free PowerPoint Viewer, click the link at the left.


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LinkAnswers to Questions on the Laws of the Game

Do you have questions about the Laws of the Game? The link above will take you to the web site of Jim Allen, National Instructor and National Assessor, for answers to questions from other referees.

Rain out number ... 328-4680

Make sure that you call the rainout number every day to avoid going to the fields when games are canceled. Remember that some fields may be canceled while other fields are playable. YOU MUST LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE MESSAGE.

Referee Tools

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DocumentReferee Pay Information
Click to find the referee pay scale and information on getting paid for your games.

DocumentReferee Log
Print this log and keep track of your games and payments.

DocumentCode of Ethics
Click here to see the referee's code.
DocumentInstructions for Reporting Games
This document will show you how to report games so you can get paid, and how to use the online game report below.

Submit the Referee Game Report below ONLY if you have misconduct or other issues to report. Do not submit to report a score. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR PAY!

Referee Scorecards

Each of the scorecard examples below will print four to a page.

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Information for Standby Referees and Referee Mentors

Referee Director: Gary Young

Phone: 712-328-8038

Cell: 402-658-8446


Referee Assignor: Ron Hemiller

Phone: 712-326-1651


Sportsmanship Program for Referees

The CBYSA would like all Referees working games in Council Bluffs to view the Alliance-4-All online module.

Help us make CBYSA a great place for our kids to play by viewing the module and taking the pledge today.

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