For CBYSA Referees

DocumentClick Here for information on becoming a referee.

Look Here!Referee Certification Class-for New Referees

CBYSA will be hosting a Grade 8 Referee Certification class on Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th. The class will be held in Council Bluffs at the Community Hall, 205 South Main. To register for this class you must click on the I want to be a Referee link above to let CBYSA know that you're interested in taking the class. Then (as soon as this is put on the Iowa Referee Committee calendar) you must click on the Iowa Referee Committee link below to register for the class. This link will take you to the Iowa Referee Committee website. Click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page to get to the calendar of scheduled clinics. Go to the March calendar and on March 6th click on the Certification Class for Council Bluffs. Register for the class and hit submit and you're in.

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.

Look Here!Referee Reporting Procedures

1. In order to be paid, you MUST submit the game score in Arbiter.

2. For games at the U12 and U14 levels, ONLY the center referee reports the game score on Arbiter.

3. If you issued yellow or red cards, or if there are any other issues to report, such as field safety or problems with coaches or parents, click on this REFEREE GAME REPORT link and complete all information requested.

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.


DocumentUnder 8 Modified Laws of the Game
DocumentUnder 10 Modified Laws of the Game
DocumentUnder 12 Modified Laws of the Game

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.

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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