Referee Upgrade Clinics in Western New York

Appropriate classroom training is required before an upgrade is completed. We have set “fixed dates” for the clinics so that upgrade candidates can plan accordingly. The Grade 7 and State Referee Upgrade Clinics will be held in Rochester on the third Saturday of March. Both are eight hour courses, so you should plan to attend the necessary clinic and reserve the date.

The Grade 7 Upgrade Clinic will be conducted every year. Those upgrading to Grade 7 must attend the clinic being held in the year of their upgrade or in the prior year. For example, a referee upgrading to Grade 7 in 2016 may attend the clinic in March of 2015 or March of 2016.

The State Referee will be conducted in odd-numbered years only. Those upgrading to State Referee must attend a clinic no more than two years prior to the upgrade year. For example, a referee upgrading to State Referee in 2015 or 2016, must attend the clinic in March of 2015. A referee upgrading to State Referee in 2017, must attend either the clinic in March of 2015 or March of 2017.

Specific dates and locations will be posted in Game Officials when available.