Friday, July 19, 2024


The CYSA holds **clinics for Grade 9 and/or Grade 8 annually in August and sometimes in January/February. Refer to Alternate Clinics on this page for other available clinics. Bookmark this page for announcements of future clinics. See below for available clinics.

  Referee Clinic - Grade 8 clinic- Jan.26, 2019- Location TBD

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**There are two options to get started in refereeing... ("Grades" are level of certification and have nothing to do with grade in school)

Option #1 – Grade 9 Referee – minimum age 12. This level of a referee will work games that are Under 4-8. Small sided games of 4v4. These games have only one referee. This is the perfect place for the 12-year-old and some 13/14 year-olds to start with refereeing. The Grade 9 Referee clinic is 5.5 hours classroom/onsite training.  You are eligible to take this class anywhere that North Texas offers it.   Link to upcoming courses

Option #2 – Grade 8 Referee – minimum age 13. This level of a referee can work up to Under-16 games as either a referee or an assistant referee. The age level of game one will work will depend on the referees age. The Grade 8 Entry level clinic includes an online session that is critical to their success as a new referee. The online portion is done prior to the date of the classroom session. The classroom session is eight hours.  You are eligible to take this class anywhere that North Texas offers it.   Link to upcoming courses   To be assigned games in Coppell you are require to attend 1 of the  2  assignors pre- season meetings held prior to the opening games each Fall and Spring.   Dates will be published on the website approximately 1 month  and can be obtained from Jim Henderson at .


Recertifications are generally held annually at the end of the CYSA Fall season. Bookmark this page for announcements of future clinics.

No recertifications at this time.

Referee Meeting

Meetings are held at the beginning of the fall and spring season. Bookmark this page for announcements of future meetings or refer to the CYSA Calendar for notices before the beginning of each season.

Attendance is mandatory to receive your full bonus of 20% for the season. This also provides a way for your assignor to know your availability for officiating. If you have a conflict and cannot attend, contact your assignor. Their email address and phone numbers are listed here.

Please bring updated email address(es) when attending the meeting. New referees need to be prepared to complete a W9 form which requires a social security number.

Referee meetings (attendance is required at one meeting)

Feb. 2018- Time/day TBA- email Mike Mathis, VP of Officials for more info-

Requirements to Become a Referee

The requirements for becoming a referee are:

» Obtaining a USSF License (see below for clinics) » Submit a W9 to the CYSA office, form available at the IRS website [PDF] » » Acquiring proper uniform (see Game Day sidebar) » Notifying the CYSA that you would like to referee. Email Jim Henderson » » Attend announced meetings » Recertify your license each year

Alternate Clinics

If course(s) are not convenient or unavailable here in Coppell and you wish to become a referee for the CYSA, please refer to Referee Clinics Calendar or the Referee Page at the NTSSA for clinics around the DFW metro area.

Note: If you take a course from another association you must then register with the CYSA to be placed on our game schedule. Please contact our office at 972-304-0886.