The Rancho Santa Fe Attack soccer program has operated its own Youth Soccer Referee Development (YSRD) program for several years under the supervision of Kirk Koelling. Kirk has been a referee for many years and he has built the Attack YSRD program into a model for other clubs throughout the San Diego area. His goal is to create and grow a qualified and well-trained group of referees that can be used to referee both Recreational and Competitive games. Kirk holds all of his referees to the highest standards with the intent of maintaining a safe and enjoyable playing environment for all ages and skill levels.
If you or your child is interested in becoming a referee, you must take an entry level course for new referees. There are two entry level courses – Grade 8 and R9. The R9 is a class designed for those who want to referee at the Recreational level.
The Grade 8 class allows you to referee all youth games both competitive and recreational and to serve as an assistant referee in comparable games. There is no minimum age requirement to become a referee or prior referee experience needed.
Both classes last two days, and normally they are given on a Saturday/Sunday, but it may also be offered in different days and the duration of the class will depend on the facility. Materials are included and at the end of the course, a written examination is given with 75% being the minimum score. Upon completion of one of these courses you will become eligible to be assigned to Attack games.
In order to participate in one of the classes, click here to register online through CalSouth. If you take one of these classes and then become a referee for Attack, the club will reimburse you for the cost of your class. Remember to save your receipt in order to obtain your reimbursement.
If you have any questions about the Attack YSRD program, you are welcome to contact Kirk at 760-579-1210 or email@example.com . He will be happy to guide you through the process and get you on your way to becoming a soccer referee and earning some money!
Kirk Koelling – firstname.lastname@example.org