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Scholarship Applications Available

Now is the time to apply for our annual Scholarship. All members and their children are welcome to apply. The requirements are as follows:

  1. Applicant must be a referee in good standing or the child of a referee in good standing.
  2. Applicant must submit a transcript of grades for the past year and the latest available marking period of 2013.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation from: (1) A past or present employer, (2) A school representative and (3) A personal friend or acquaintance or clergy person. (No LISRA Board Member may write a letter of recommendation.)
  4. A letter from the applicant expressing why he or she feels that they should be awarded a scholarship.
  5. Letters and transcripts must be received before April 30, 2013. All paperwork should be addressed to the LISRA office. (Make certain to write LISRA)
  6. The April 30 deadline will be strictly enforced.

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If you are seeking to upgrade in Eastern New York as a USSF referee please read the material below and then click on the upgrade link if you qualify to continue. ENYRA encourages all referees who are eligible to upgrade to attempt the process. The first step in seeking an upgrade, after reading the material below, is to complete the upgrade registration process which can be accessed through the link below. Before clicking on the Upgrade Link below you should do the following:

This registration process is for those referees who would like to upgrade from a grade 8 or above and are presently registered with US Soccer through Eastern New York. In order to proceed, you must have met the minimum prerequisites to begin the process. The minimum prerequisites are set forth below. If you do not already meet those criteria at this time please do not begin the upgrade registration process. Return again when you have the minimum prerequisites met.

For Upgrade from Grade 8 to Grade 7 the minimum prerequisites are:

  • You are at least 17 years old.
  • You have officiated as the center official with or without neutral assistant referees at least 75 US Soccer affiliated matches. All of these games must have been officiated using the diagonal system of control. These games do include small sided matches. Hover, at least 15 of these games must have been at the U-15 or higher level.
  • You have officiated as an assistant referee (carried a flag) in at least 25 US Soccer affiliated matches.
  • You have been registered as a Referee Class 2 (08) grade referee for at least 12 months.

These are the minimum prerequisites to begin the upgrade process from 8 to 7.To successfully complete the process once you have finished this registration, you will need to achieve the following.

  • Complete and pass a physical fitness test.The test standards are specified in the Administrative Handbook which is posted on the LISRA website.
  • Complete and pass an evaluation by an assigned assessor on an U-17 or above match as the referee.
  • Complete and pass the referee exam with an 85% score or higher.

For Upgrade from Grade 7 to Grade 6 the minimum prerequisites are:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have officiated as the center official with or without neutral assistant referees at least 100 US Soccer affiliated matches at the U-18 or above competitive level (No recreational games). All of these games must have been officiated using the diagonal system of control. Any games at or above the U-18 level that were counted towards your earlier upgrade can be included in the 100 game count required here.
  • You have officiated as an assistant referee (carried a flag) in at least 25 US Soccer affiliated matches at the competitive U-18 or higher level.
  • You have been registered as a Referee Class 1 (07) grade referee for at least 12 months.

These are the minimum prerequisites to begin the upgrade process from 7 to 6. To successfully complete the process once you have finished this registration, you will need to achieve the following.

  • Complete and pass a physical fitness test.The test standards are specified in the Administrative Handbook which is posted on the LISRA website.
  • Complete and pass 2 formal assessments as the center referee by assigned state assessors and one as an assistant referee.One assessment as referee must be on a Div. 2 adult or higher game and the other center assessment may be on an U-17 competitive or above game.The assessment as an assistant referee must be on Under-17 competitive or higher game or from the U.S. Soccer list of approved games.
  • Attend and pass a State Referee Certification Clinic (19 hrs training)
  • Complete and pass the state referee exam with a 75% score or higher.

For Upgrade from Grade 6 to Grade 5 the minimum prerequisites are:

  • You are at least 19 years old.
  • You have officiated as the center official with or without neutral assistant referees at least 150 US Soccer affiliated matches at the U-18 or above competitive level (No recreational games) and at least 50 of those have been on Adult Div. I matches or from the US Soccer list of approved games (Development Academy games, etc.). All of these games must have been officiated using the diagonal system of control. Any games at or above the Adult Div I level that were counted towards your earlier upgrade can be included in the additional 50 Adult Division I game count required here.
  • You have officiated as an assistant referee (carried a flag) in at least 50 US Soccer affiliated matches at the competitive U-18 or higher level (including the previous 25 used to upgrade to State Class 2 Referee).
  • You have been registered as a Referee Class 2 (06) grade referee for at least 12 months.

These are the minimum prerequisites to begin the upgrade process from 6 to 5. To successfully complete the process once you have finished this registration, you will need to achieve the following.

  • Complete and pass a physical fitness test.The test standards are specified in the Administrative Handbook which is posted on the LISRA website.
  • Complete and pass 2 formal assessments as the center referee by assigned state assessors and one as an assistant referee. All assessments must be on Div. 1 adult or higher games or from the U.S. Soccer list of approved games.
  • Attend and pass a State Referee Re-Certification Clinic (7 hrs training)
  • Complete and pass the state referee exam with a 85% score or higher.

To Request an Upgrade to National Referee review the criteria for that level on the US Soccer website and on GameOfficials.net. Be aware that there are strict timelines which must be followed for successful application. Once you have reviewed the criteria and determined you qualify and are in time, continue with this process and also contact the SRA directly.

If after review of the requirements listed above you believe you qualify continue to the next step is to send an email to Jean-Marie Maio