The Club’s Chief of Referees is Ivan Bell / (610) 316-4443.
Colonial Soccer Club will be hosting a Grade 8 Referee Course at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School at the end of April / early May. Check back for exact dates.
Referee Classes and Certification
Club Members and players, age fourteen and above, are encouraged to attend referee classes and obtain their Grade 8 USSF State Certification. Classes are held at various times during the year and can be found on the following websites: EPYSA, EPSA, SRA, SYRA, ICSL.The Club also sponsors Classes, which generally occur every other year. Please return to the website for future times and locations.
The Club will reimburse any active Member that attends, completes and obtains their initial USSF State Referee Certificate. The Member must fill out and submit the Referee Reimbursement form with proof of payment and copy of Certificate to the Treasurer, copying the Chief of Referees for approval and payment by Treasurer. Annual fees to continue the Referee Certificate thereafter are payable by the Club Member.
CSC Intramural Referees
Club members that become certified referees are eligible to referee Club intramural matches. The Chief of Referees along with input from the Vice President will coordinate and determine the schedule for the Club.
Expectations of Referees
The role of the referee is to remain in good standing with the USSF State Referee Certificate and follow the rules and regulations of that governing body. The referee must annually re-register and take follow up classes to keep up with the current rules. The referees must notify the Chief of Referees should they lose their Certification or otherwise become suspended.
The referee serves at the discretion of the Soccer Club Board of Directors. He/She should act as a role model for the Club and its Members.
The club officers can at any time review any issue concerning a referee to determine whether they should remain in the position. Based on, but not limited to, feedback from parents, witnessed performance, league sanctions, USSF standards, or other conduct not in line with the mission and goals of the club.
Upon being notified of a possible referee issue, the Chief of Referees will notify the referee in question and document the discussion. The referee will then be given the opportunity to respond in writing to the Chief of Referees. If necessary, the Chief of Referees will convene a review committee consisting of at least 3 Board Members who will collect information on the referee issue and make a recommendation to the club officers. The club officers shall decide at this time whether the referee shall continue through the remainder of the season or be removed immediately.