BASRA will be hosting a Fall New Referee Grade 8 Clinic. This consists of online course work prior to the mandatory classroom session August 21 5-9pm at Sanderson Stewart, 1000 N. Transtech Way in Billings, and field session on August 22nd from 5-9pm at Amend Park. . You cannot referee unless you attend these sessions.
The online coursework consists of multiple modules with an exam at the end of each. To register go to https://montana.gameofficials.net set up an account. Once you have set up your account you will register for the course. Please select Entry Level Grade 8 Referee Course: online + two 5 hr class sessions (don’t worry they really aren’t 5 hours). Once you begin if you take a module/exam and don’t pass, hit “Review”, it will show what you missed and you can retake the modules/exam. Plan on several hours to complete the modules and exam; you can complete it at your own pace and just pick up where you left off. If it locks you out after multiple attempts of trying to pass an exam please email Kristin email@example.com to have it reset. Once all of the module/exams are complete you will move onto the Final Test portion.
New Grade 8 referees do not need to pay BASRA dues.
Since the season will start the first weekend in September, make sure you buy uniforms for the upcoming season. You can order starter kits on www.officialsports.com or buy/order one short sleeved yellow jersey (economy jersey is fine), one pair of black shorts, black 3 striped referee socks, a whistle (fox 40 is the most common one), and red/yellow cards. Flags are good to have, but not mandatory. If you plan on centering games, you should plan on supplying flags for your ARs. Black sweat pants and a black long sleeved shirt to wear under uniforms are acceptable to wear with cold weather. Scheels is probably the best local place to look for referee gear, but they have limited stock.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email
Chad Kriskovich, BASRA President/Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kristin Hammler, MYSA Billings Area Referee Assignor at email@example.com
Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming a soccer official. In order to register as an official you will need to go to:Sign up here
You will need to complete the modules and take the exam. Don’t worry if you don’t pass the exam, you can take it multiple times or take the exam at the classroom training session with a guarantee to pass. Classroom sessions, for new referees or those with 3 years or less experience, can be taken on Friday, March 16th at 6pm with a clinical session on Saturday, March 17th at 8am, or Friday, March 23rd at 6pm with the clinical session on March 24th at 8am. Those with 3+ years of experience will need to attend a review session on Tuesday, February 6th at 6pm or Tuesday, March 6th at 6pm.
In addition, so that you are kept in the loop for BASRA meetings, scheduling, and other information, you should register with the BASRA Group e-mail. Instructions for that can be found on:
Instructions for Self-Subscribing to the BASRA mailing list on Yahoo Groups This mailing list is used by the Billings Area Soccer Referee Assocation (BASRA) as well as local soccer clubs in the community to communicate important information regarding referee certification times and dates; offici…
For additional information please contact referee assignor Kristin Hammler: firstname.lastname@example.org