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Discussion in 'Referee' started by elonpuckhog, Dec 16, 2010.
thanks for the link. didn't know they were giving this away now...that's a good step.
Didn't see any threads for this for 2013 recertification.. but my friend who lives in NYC said that he didn't have to do any hours at all, just went in, took the test and was done with it.. Which was kinda weird, as I thought all associations required 5 hours of training in one form or another?
I'm going in for 2013 (I know, very late, most people in EPA have done theirs in the spring of '12 for '13) on Saturday. We'll see how that goes!
Sorry for another post, but it doesn't appear as though you can edit posts here after a certain amount of time has passed.
So - anyone got any advice on what to study particularly? ATR, LOTG, sure, but anything else in particular?
Also, this will be my agenda, if anyone's interested
October 20 & 21, 2012
Lead Instructor: Barry Towbin, FIFA Instructor
7:15-8:00 ......... Registration
8:00-8:30 ......... USSF / EPA / Referee
8:30 - 12:00 .... Session 1 - Topics may include
2013 Laws of Game Memorandum / Penalty Kicks / Offside / PreGame / AR
10:30 - estimated break time
12:00 - 1:15 .... Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 ...... Referee / Referee Advancement
1:45 - 3:00....... Session 2
Nature of Challenges / Teamwork / Player Management
Depending on time - there may or may not be a short break
3:00 - 3:30....... Administrative Matters
The exact subjects, order of subjects and break time is at the discretion of the Lead Instructor.
The refresher test will be given at our discretion during the day
I assume that Referee/Advancement thing will be the "staying with refereeing" thing?
The referee advancement could actually be a bit more structured since this is an intermediate course. Not sure how similar the EPA test will be to what we took here in Illinois, but I'd say to know your restarts and what qualifies as a ball in play and not in play from a restart. They rewrote the test this year in Illinois and made it quite a bit more thought-provoking. I only got a 98 .
Also, the usual advice, don't overread the questions. Don't assume what is not there. If there does not appear to be a correct answer, reread the section heading and the question to see what you are missing. If you are in good shape with the LOtG you will do fine.
I only got a 98 too, and the moral is, don't underread the questions either. There's always a few that are quite literally reading tests; I missed one critical word on that one.
If it's the 50 question test really no problems, the 100 question "state" test is more detailed and you need to know the ATR very well, if you do then passing is no problem, making a perfect score will be as in my opinion there are a couple of questions that are at best debatable.
We have no other lower recertification clinics. Intermediate is only for grades 8, 9, 15 and 16 and then advanced clinic for 5, 6, 7 and upgrading 8. So I wonder if it's just the name, or this is just the lowest they do at EPA. who knows.