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YSA uses BASRA certified referees to officiate games.

Referee Certification Procedures for 2017.

     All the information you need to certify as a Grade 8 soccer referee in the Billings area is listed below. Please note that there is an online portion that will take about 4 hours, and a classroom portion that will be one full day.
     To access the online modules and exam go to https://montana.gameofficials.net/public/contact.cfm then click on the green “new user” tab. You will need to create a new account. After doing this, you will click on Courses>Referee Courses>Grade 8-9 Certification. Participants will then need to pay by credit card for USSF and BASRA dues.
     There is a series of modules, some start with a video clip (sometimes up to 4 or 5) and then a brief quiz. You need a passing score to advance to the next module. There is no limit to the number of attempts.
     Participants must take the modules in the order they are listed, even though it is different from the order in LOTG. The final module is a 50-question open-book exam.
     You will then need to sign up for the classroom session at https://montana.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=1655. The class will be held at Amend Park on February 27th and 28th from 9am-6pm. You will need to sign up for only one day, as the same materials will be covered each day. There will be an extensive field session so please come dressed for the weather. Also, please bring flags if you have them! There will be a lunch break -- you may bring a sack lunch or there are several fast food restaurants nearby.
     Before coming to the class, please sign up on GotSoccer, http://home.gotsoccer.com. At the bottom of the home page click on User Login>Referees & Assignors>New Accounts. After you have an account you will need to complete 2 sections:  
     1) click on Background Checks along the top bar and follow the instructions, and
     2) the Concussion Center and take the CDC Heads Up Concussion course.
Both these need to be done to complete your referee certification.
     If you are interested in working Magic City Competitive or Classic games you will need to go to Assignors along the top bar and make “Hammler Billings” your primary assignor (it should be blue along the left side). Next click on Events>Search Events> and under State find MT>Go. You can then register for either or both Competitive/Classic League.
     Note that games will be held on Saturdays throughout the spring. In the past, YSA has had games during the week while Magic City games were on Saturdays, but due to the Magic City Micro Program changing to IMPACT, YSA has moved their games to Saturdays.
If you have any questions about the certification process, please contact:
Jennifer Howard, jjhoward@bresnan.net or
Kristin Hammler, magicassignor@gmail.com