New Grade 9 Referee Classes

VYS will sponsor two new referee classes this winter. The first is designed for those of you who have lots of time committed during the week and runs on three Fridays in a row, the other for those of you who are able/willing to commit a short amount of time to a very intensive course and runs for 3 nights over 6 days. Both classes will quality anyone who is at least 12 years old or entering the 7th grade next year to be a referee for recreational games at the U-14 level (if you meet the VYS age requirements), or to be an assistant referee for all levels, in other words, a “grade 9” referee. (Grade 1 referees are

FIFA international referees. The referees you usually see at VYS games are either grade 9 or 8. The “grade” bears no relationship to your grade in school.)
The first class will run for three Friday nights in a row – January 8, 15, and 22. The second class will run March 3, 5, and 8. Your MUST attend all three classes to become certified. All classes meet 6:30-9:30 each night in the Lecture Hall at Thoreau Middle School.
To register go to – register first as a grade 9 referee (cost $65.00) AND then register for a class. This is a two-step process and you must complete both steps in order to be properly registered. After you have registered, please contact the instructor, Diane Florkowski, at to ensure you have completed the process correctly.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Florkowski by e-mail  at
In sum:
New Grade 9 Referee – Class 194-10
January 8, 15, & 22. - 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night – Thoreau Middle School’s Lecture Hall
New Grade 9 Referee – Class 199-10
March 3, 5, and 8 – 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night – Thoreau Middle School’s Lecture Hall

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