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Welcome to the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks soccer league website for our recreational referees!

This website is for youth and adult referees who would like to officiate at recreational (not competitive) games for the Fall recreational soccer season.

To referee you need a USSF referee Grade 9 or Grade 8 license valid for the year 2017 or 2018.

We HIGHLY recommend being a Grade 8 and will give Grade 8s preference in game assignments.
 

To add your name to the list of referees for the Fall season, please create an account on this website using the link in the left sidebar of this page to create a new account or click this link
 

This years season schedule

  • Saturday September 2nd will open the season with a "scrimmage" game for all teams
  • Saturday September 9th will be the first league game
  • The recreational tournament will be held over the weekend of Sep 3, 4 and 5 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
  • The last game of the season is Saturday November 18th
     

Keep Your Availability Information Up To Date

Please log into your referee account on http://sharksrecrefs.customersuccessmarketing.com and confirm all of your information (I added a couple of new fields, so be sure to do this so that I have all of your information).

If you have not yet created an account and want to ref, please do so ASAP at http://sharksrecrefs.customersuccessmarketing.com
 

Game Assignment Process

  • The Sunday prior to the game weekend, I assign games based on the availability information in your referee profile
  • On Sunday I will post the schedule to the website and send out an email blast (check the website even if you do not get the email!)
  • By Tuesday at 6pm you should have:
    • Checked the website (even if you did not get an email)
    • If you have games assigned, send me an email confirming them
    • Include in your email the field and times (example - I accept my three games at CCL starting at 9am)
  • After you confirm, I change your name on the schedule to BOLD GREEN
  • If there are any games on the schedule marked AVAILABLE, you can request them at any time by email to me
  • On Tuesday at 6pm if there are game slots with a referee name that are NOT in green, you can request them by email to me
 

USSF licensing has changed, here are the latest rules

If you have a USSF Grade 8 (eight) license for 2017 or 2018 you are all set!

If you have a USSF Grade 8 (eight) license from 2014, 2015 or 2016 you will need to recertify by:

  1. Pay the USSF Registration Grade 8 Fee of $55 online via the CalSouth website here.
  2. Complete the Grade 8 Online Modules located at www.ussoccer.com.

If you have a USSF Grade 9 (nine) license from 2014, 2015 or 2016 you will need to recertify by:

The Sharks league recommends that all Grade 9 referees upgrade to Grade 8 using the process detailed in the next step below instead of this process.

  1. Pay the USSF Registration Grade 9 Fee of $40 online via the CalSouth website here.
  2. Complete the Grade 9 Online Modules located at www.ussoccer.com.

If you have a USSF Grade 9 (nine) license from 2014, 2015 or 2016, the Sharks prefer that you to upgrade to Grade 8 by:

The Sharks league recommends that all Grade 9 referees upgrade to Grade 8.

  1. Pay the USSF Registration Grade 8 Fee of $55 online via the CalSouth website here.
  2. Complete the Grade 8 Online Modules located at www.ussoccer.com.

If you want to become a referee, please complete the following steps be to become a USSF Grade 8 (eight) referee by:

  1. Pay the USSF Registration Grade 8 Fee of $55 online via the CalSouth website here.
  2. Complete the Grade 8 Online Modules located at www.ussoccer.com.
  3. Register for a 4 hour field training session (search for New Referee Entry Courses and select a Grade 8 class) on the CalSouth website here.
  4. Attend the field training you registered for (YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING, SEE DETAIL ON CLASS PAGE FOR WHICH YOU REGISTERED).
  5. If you are over 18, you must also be fingerprinted - info here.