SPONSORS: Request an Entry Level Referee Course for your Club/League

To request a In-Service Clinic (currently registered referees) or Futsal Clinic, please email celliott@cnra.net.

If you are an organization such as a league, club, local referee association, tournament, assignor, referee coordinator, etc., seeking to sponsor an Entry Level Referee Course, please follow the steps below.

Sponsors will need to have the following information ready to complete the request:
  1. Host League (name of organization)
  2. Contact Information (primary contact person that will be onsite before and after each session.)
  3. Field Session Location (physical address and special instructions if needed for field session venue.)
  4. Field Session Date and Time (We recommend a 7v7 or 9v9 field. Also acceptable is a full size field, open park, gymnasium or large conference room that provides approximately 30 square yards.)
  5. Special Requests (instructor preference, etc.)


Your request will be automatically directed to the CNRA Entry Level Referee Program Coordinator for review and approval. Courses will not be approved until payment has been received and confirmed.


After you have submitted the Course Request, please immediately submit the Course Fee ($300) by check made out to CNRA directly to:

P.O. Box 848
Rocklin, CA 95677

Payment provide a USSF Certified Instructor for your field session and for post-course Referee Coaches who will work with your new referees during their first few games. 

Once payment has been received and confirmed. The CNRA Entry Level Referee Program Coordinator will then “Approve” the requested course and then post your course online for students to be able to register for the course. The CNRA registrar will also assign an Instructor(s) for the date requested for each field session that is required for the course.


How do students pay for the course?

Students will submit payment for the Entry-Level Referee Course while registering in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.

How much can sponsors charge participants? 

Sponsors must assume all responsibility for the cost of any fees for the facilities and payment to CNRA for the Course. CNRA limits sponsors to only charge participants up to $30.00 each to cover any of these costs.

What happens if a student doesn’t complete the course?

Students must complete the entire course online, then attend the field session to complete registration. Any student missing any part of the course will be removed immediately and may re-register to any future course. CNRA registration fee will be automatically be transferred to the new course where they will again have to complete the entire course. 

Can courses be limited to a specific group?

Sponsors may request that their course be limited to only league or club members. In this case, the CNRA Entry-Level Coordinator will provide you with a special registration link. Sponsors will then have to supply this link to members of their League/Club/Association.