CIF Information

Los Padres Soccer Referee Association

Serving San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties

This year I will be assigning November and December games once I get all the school schedules. I will be assigning January and February games after Thanksgiving.
The tournaments are the only games I will not be able to assign until I get those schedules which are typically sent to use 1 week in advance.
Your blocks in Arbiter need to be updated.

At the 1st meeting we will be collecting High School Dues, Assigning Deposits and Filling Out Application Form.

Starting this year all of the “take home tests” are to be taken online. If you do not have online access you will need to reach out to me so that I can print out a copy for you along with the answer sheet. I will need to know who wants a hard copy no later than
October 5th so that I can get them printed for the 1st High School meeting.

We will be heavily impacted on Tuesdays throughout the season due to both CIF Southern Section Schools AND CIF Central Sections Schools playing on Tuesdays.

Starting this year we service both CIF Central Section AND CIF Southern Section. There are going to be some slight differences between the 2 sections. We will make sure it is crystal clear as to what those are during trainings. I am working on a way to make it clear when you get your assignments as well.

Remember: CIF Requires 18 hours of trainings for all officials. Your attendance at these meetings & going through the training material is crucial for us to maintain our accreditation and for you to be able to officiate games.

HIGH SCHOOL SEASON CALENDAR - NOTE There might be some last minute changes due to facility use changes. Check the LPSRA Calendar (click here) for the updated schedule.

OCTOBER
Monday October 8th
6:30pm-7:15pm: **High School Physical Test - Option 1** - Only need to do 1 of the physical tests - Arroyo Grande High School Track
7:30pm-8:30pm: LPSRA Monthly Meeting/Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
8:30pm-9:30pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Pass out NFHS Rule Books.
Collect Dues $65 and assigning deposits
Training Topics:
RULE CHANGES - (Online Quiz Due 11/1)
Email link to NFHS 1 Take Home Test
Email link to Rule Changes Quiz - 4-6 questions

Wednesday October 17th
6:45pm-8pm: **High School Physical Test - Option 2** - Only need to do 1 of the physical tests - Arroyo Grande High School Track
8pm-9pm: Cal South RDP Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
9pm-9:30pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topics:
DOGSO 6min + 10min videos(Online Quiz Due 12/15)
Email link to DOGSO quiz
Email Link to DUAL Quiz - 4-6 questions

Wednesday October 24th
7pm-9pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topic:
DUAL 10min Officials(Online Quiz Due 12/15)
OFFSIDE 10min + 7min videos(Online Quiz Due 11/1)
COMMUNICATION 8min (Online Quiz Due 12/15)
NFHS 1 Take home tests due.
Email Link to OFFSIDE Quiz - 4-6 questions
Email Link to COMMUNICATION Quiz - 4-6 questions

October 15th - Final Schedules due from all schools and start inputting into Arbiter
October 26th - Start Assigning November and December Games

NOVEMBER
Monday November 12th -
7pm-8pm: Cal South In-Service Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
8pm-9pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topic:
Review Missed Questions on NFHS Park 1 Test
Mass Confrontation

CIF Online Tests Due

Tuesday November 13th: Start of high school games

Wednesday November 14th
6:45pm-8pm: Cal South RDP Field Training - Ramona Garden Park
8pm-9pm: Cal South RDP Instruction - Ramona Garden Park

Thursday November 29 - Saturday December 1st: Cats & Hounds Boys Varsity Tournament

Nov 24-25th - Start Assigning January & February Games

DECEMBER
Saturday December 1st: Nipomo JV Tournament
Saturday December 8th: Nipomo JV Tournament

Monday December 10th
7pm-8pm: Cal South In-Service Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
8pm-9pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topic:
Review Missed Questions on CIF Online Test


Friday December 14 - Saturday December 15th: Santa Maria JV Tournament
Friday December 28th - Saturday December 29th: Pioneer Valley HS Tournament

JANUARY
January 2nd: Select CIF Finals Crew

Monday January 14th
7pm-8pm: Cal South In-Service Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
8pm-9pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topic:
Go over post season requirements.

January 15th: NFHS Online Test #2 results Due

FEBRUARY
Monday February 11th
7pm-8pm: Cal South In-Service Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
8pm-9pm: High School Instruction - Ramona Garden Park
Training Topic: TBD
Start of CIF Playoffs