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2019/2020 Training Requirements

NCSOA has an obligation to CIF and JSS to train 18 hours per year; in the past we have not done that.   

This Board is developing a flexible training program to make progress toward CIF and JSS standards per our contract with them.  

Recognizing the importance of providing fully qualified and experienced referees for the most competitive games, NCSOA R1 level referees will have to meet the NCSOA defined criteria as well as other past aspects of R1 status - USSF grade, experience, fitness, leadership capability.  R1 requirements will take effect starting the 2019/2020 season.  More information will be provide before the season begins. 

NCSOA training requirements will include hours for meetings, passing the NFHS test, and participating in classroom and field training sessions. 

Two outdoor sessions will include dual system instruction a "fun run", distance or time not yet defined. 

At least nine classroom sessions (three unique topics each repeated three times), will be held in various locations and dates to make attendance easy.  

As soon as we have more information on other training options, it will be published on the website.  The website will publish all training options, along with the requirements for membership and R1 status.  Please check it frequently.

Listed below is the training options and the amount of hours they are worth.

Requirements for Fall Assignments

• Returning Member in Good Standing
• Registration & Payment
• Passing Score on NFHS Test (85%)
• Take the "New Rules Quiz"

Requirements for Winter Season Assignments (Member in good standing)
• Attendance at NCSOA Training
• Attendance at NCSOA Pre-season Meeting
• Passing Score on NFHS Test (85%)
• Registration & Payment
• Take the "New Rules Quiz"

(Notes: registration, payment and NFHS passing score are good for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons)

Requirements for Playoff Consideration
• Member in good standing
• Attendance at Playoff Meeting
• Completion of NCSOA Online Playoff Training
• 14+ Hours of Training

Requirements for Spring Assignments
  • Member in good standing
  • NCSOA Spring Quiz
  • 14+ Hours of Training

Training Option Hours

NCSOA Meeting......................................2
NCSOA Training ......................................2
NCSOA Field Training.............................2
Passing NFHS Test..................................2
NFHS Online Concussion Course.........1
NCSOA Situation Test............................1
NCSOA Quiz........................................... 0.5
Online Playoff Training..........................1
JSS Assigned Scrimmage (unpaid)......2
USSF Grade 7...........................................0.5
USSF Grade 6 (or better)........................2
CNRA Training or In-Service*................1

Note: Emeritus Referee status is not worth any NCSOA training hours because there is no course, test or assessment requirements to recertify.

*CNRA Info: One hour of credit will be issued for each in person training once verification has been received by NCSOA.  For more information please visit NCSOA's Canvas page

No more than 4 hours may be earned from non-NCSOA sources.

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