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  • Nørhalne Cup 2022
     (26.05.2022 - 28.05.2022)

    Nørhalne Cup is the 3rd biggest tournament in Denmark with about 550 youth teams and more than 1900 games in elite classes and amateur classes. It's a good experience especially for younger referees who want to gain more experience and qualified feedback. The referees will officiate matches in a team or alone.

    At Nørhalne Cup REFEX is responsible for all matters regarding the tournament referees as we are part of the official organization of Norhalne Cup. Norhalne Cup is our main partner and fully supports the referees and their job on the fields. We provide training and feedback to the main part of the tournament, the referee job. A staff of qualified observers is supporting the referees. The referee observers are well trained, experienced and qualified to support the referees in their development of their career and skills. We are looking for referees, who should be at least 17 years old at time of the tournament with a minimum 1 year of experience. One of the requirements could be replaced by a written recommendation from your local association. You will be accommodated in Nørhalne School, which is reserved only for referees - breakfast and dinner are served at the school - lunch (sandwiches) at the fields. You can expect challenging but fun days with referees from several countries all over the world. Due to the great characters of the referees, Norhalne Cup provides great fun as well! We will have referee groups and many individual referees. Referees who are part of a group should contact their leaders directly. Individual referees can apply by their own via our application process on the website.

    Please be aware that the local regulations in regard to Covid-19 are not yet known. We will inform you as soon as possible. Please make yourself prepared.

    Location Norhalne
    Website http://www.norhalne-cup.dk/
    Date 26.05.2022 - 28.05.2022
    Arrival / Departure 25.05.2022 - 29.05.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2022
    Classes U9 to U17, Elite and Non-Elite
    Accomodation In school: sleeping bag, pillow and mattress required
    Food Supply full accommodation, breakfast & dinner in school,lunch (sandwiches) at the field
    age limits 17-65
    Payment €8 per game as (assistant) referee; Observer: €75 for all 3 days
    Referee Vacancies 180/180
    Observer Vacancies 15 / 15
    Fees tournament fee: 0.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.
    extra program

    Travel from Copenhagen: Referees from outside Denmark and Germany can travel to Copenhagen and can take a tournament bus from Copenhagen to Norhalne. This trip will be about 5 hours drive, so arrival in Copenhagen must be before lunch time. This service is only available Wednesday (from Copenhagen) and Sunday (to Copenhagen). If you would like to use this service, check the optional extra programme with Yes.

    In case of a cancellation of the tournament due to Corona desease regulations, we will refund the complete fees. In case you are cancelling due any reason we refer to our terms and conditions. Also if you can not participate due to not fullfilment of any travel restrictions by any country.

    For Danish referees only - Kun for danske dommere: Danske dommere afregnes via DBU Jylland i henhold til de til enhver tid gældende takster indgået mellem DFU og DBU. Nørhalne cup afregner dommere med fuldt dagsbeløb på kr. 500, hvis man overnatter i dommer kvarteret og i øvrigt er til fuld rådighed alle 3 kampdage. I henhold til enhver tid gældene aftaler mellem DBU og DFU vil betaling og modregning offentligøres når den aktuelt foreligger forelægger. Kampfordeling bliver foretaget af REFEX, som indberetter kampe, dømt af danske dommere til DBU Jylland, hvorfra jeres afregning vil ske. Der vil ikke kunne afregnes kørselsgodtgørelse til denne turnering, men vi er behjælpelige med transport fra Sjælland, samt Odense og Aarhus med vores egne busser. Skulle der ske ændringer i dommer honoraret vil diesse regler blive rettet til efter behovet. Ret til ændringer forbeholdes således.

     

    REFEX-Contact Oliver Dick
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  • USA Cup 2022
     (08.07.2022 - 16.07.2022)

    The biggest soccer complex in the world is waiting for you to participate in USA Cup 2022

    Two great tournaments in one. The first part of the tournament is from 09th to 11th, with one day break and the second part from 13th to 17th. Schwan’s USA CUP is one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the world that is held over 10 days in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event takes place at the National Sports Center which features over 50 soccer fields in one location.

    The NSC has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest soccer complex in the world. The tournament attracts over 1,000 teams from the US and around the world. USA Cup expands far beyond the soccer field by offering many different activities and attractions such as: Mall of America, Valleyfair Amusement Park, MN United soccer game, MN Twins baseball game, Bunker Beach waterpark, and more. It is an unforgettable cultural experience that will bring memories for a lifetime. A great part of the tournament is the big opening ceremony. At the free day between the tournaments, USA Cup offers a nice day for the foreign referees to enjoy. The tournament offers accommodation in "17th Avenue Residence Hall" at the University for 38$ per night. A shuttle service to the fields is provided. The accommodation standard is comparable to a good hostel. Accommodation will be paid by the game fees. Accommodation is provided between arrival and departure. The group can also decide to organise their own hotels at their own cost, but please note that shuttle transportation from hotels will not be organized by the tournament. Through the days of the tournament you can do as many games as you like to increase the amount of fees you will get. All referees are required to do three games per day as minimum.
    For an additional day off, you might need to do more than three games a day. Referees will be compensated on a per game basis according to the USSF grade schedule. For non-USSF graded referees, a foreign grade equivalent will apply. Per game compensation lsit, see https://www.usacup.org/referees. All game fees will be paid by USA CUP at the end of the tournament and the preferred method is via PayPal. USA CUP Weekend and USA CUP referee package also offers subsidized housing/meal options, a referee shirt, a souvenir flipping coin, referee activities including transportation to activities, shuttles on-site to games and free airport transfers at arrival and departure. The referees need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees. There is a good opportunity for vacation before or after the tournament.

    Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Website https://www.usacup.org/referees
    Date 08.07.2022 - 16.07.2022
    Arrival / Departure 07.07.2022 - 17.07.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.04.2022
    Classes Boys and Girls each U9 to U19
    Accomodation 17th Avenue Residence Hall or comparable, 2 people per room or individual booked
    Food Supply Full Accomodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served at sleeping place
    age limits 18-55
    Payment Per game compensation list on https://www.usacup.org/referees
    Referee Vacancies 15/15
    Fees tournament fee: 20.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.

    Referees are obliged to apply for the right visa for this tournament – based on several experiences we recommend the B1/B2 Visa which you can apply for online. See https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/visa-directory/ However the selection of the right Visa is totally up to you. REFEX does not accept any responsibility for the costs related to your VISA application, whether your application is approved or rejected. We suggest you wait until your visa application has been approved before booking flights. REFEX will not be responsible for any travel or other associated costs. USSF application procedure needs to be followed for the tournament and USSF has to approve all referees. Additional information on this will follow after your application. Additional Information can be found in your personal documents folder after your login. Be aware the the actual Corona Virus situation might change from the day of your application till the tournament. We will keep you updated with the situation, hygiene plans and so on. For any official travel restriction you have to take care. In case the tournament is cancelled due to corona virus we will refund all fees.

    REFEX-Contact Michael Wiecha
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  • Reycup 2022
     (20.07.2022 - 24.07.2022)

    Make a new interesting experience by refereeing in the dual-system (2 refs on the field)! Reykjavik international football and fun festival is a nice tournament where famous teams from Iceland, England and other countries meet. It is located in the heart of Reykjavik. We are guests at a very great host, Trottur Reykjavik, a club that plays in the 2nd highest league of Iceland. We always receive a great service and hospitality there. There are several offers around the tournament to make it a fun festival too.

    See official tournament booklet here: reycup-brochure-2022.

    For more information on this tournament read the reports in our tournament archive from previous years. In 2022 international teams are coming back to iceland!

    Wednesday = free day

    The 1st day of the tournament (Wednesday) is usually reserved for the opening ceremony in the evening. So you may use the time to visit Reykjavik.
    If you want to do a guided tour, we can recommend citiwalk.is. The tour is for free, but they deserve a good tip! At lunchtime you may go down to the harbor to a restaurant there. If you like fish, ask for the "catch of the day"! It's a good meal, but cheaper than the usual meals on the card.

    If you don't mind the price, you may also take a bus to go to the blue lagoon, to relax there. Because of COVID you have to book your stay online!

    Another alternative is to do a daytrip to see some of icelands wonderful nature on the "golden circle tour", e.g. by getyourguide.com or bustravel.is.

    On Wednesday evening (after the opening ceremony) we'll have a meeting where I'll explain to you what's going on at the following days and how we handle officiating with 2 referees.

    The tournament days

    From Thursday to Sunday there will be games, starting at 8 o'clock in the morning ending at about 6 o'clock in the evening. We are going to officiate the games with 2 referees on the field. You'll have a good mix of easier and more challenging games.
    Be prepared to be on the field for about 6 games a day (so in total maybe more than 20 games in 4 days). If you're able to do a 10km run on one day and the next on the following day (you don't need a day for recovery) then your stamina has the right base.

    At the end of the day we may go to the pool at Laugardaslaug - near the stadium. That's really good for relaxing your muscles after the games. Normally there's also some event in the evening (e.g. meeting with the coaches of the foreign teams at KSI (Icelandic football federation) or a BBQ).

    All participants show a fair and friendly attitude, so it is really a pleasure to be referee there.

    Requirements for taking part

    • experience in officiating games with assistant referees
    • English language
    • real good physical condition


    Location Reykjavik
    Website https://www.reycup.is/program/?lang=en
    Date 20.07.2022 - 24.07.2022
    Arrival / Departure 19.07.2022 - 25.07.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2022
    Classes U13 - U16 (boys & girls)
    Accomodation in a hotel or hostel
    Food Supply breakfast, lunch & dinner and snacks & beverages
    age limits 18-55
    Payment 250€ per referee
    Referee Vacancies 0/8 ‐ sold out!
    Fees tournament fee: 12.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.
    extra program


    COVID-19: Please care for your local regulations concerning coming home from foreign countries.
    Find Icelandic regulations here: https://www.covid.is/english.

    Look up the regulations frequently because the may change!

    REFEX-Contact Jörg Irle
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  • CEE Cup 2022
     (21.07.2022 - 26.07.2022)

    Top Level Tournament in Prague, the Golden City!

    Do you enjoy challenging games in combination with great team spirit and fun?

    Top class tournament for teams from central and eastern Europe but also famous international youth teams. This tournament is really on a top level that gives the best chance for your own refereeing development. Not only by the challenging games, but also with other top referees to learn from. There will be 15 games on 5 days being played at 2-3 fields in Prague. The games are full 90 minutes, a referee in the middle + two assistants + 4th official. The high level of the tournament requires only the best referees. We prefer very experienced referees with good physical condition, as the games can be both physically and mentally demanding. Experience working with assistants and as an assistant referee is essential. This is our best tournament for younger referees on the way to the top. There should be a maximum of 2 games a day for each referee (1 game in the middle and 1 game as a 4th official, or two lines). Referees will have a lot of time to explore the beautiful city of Prague. 2018/2019 winner was Palmeiras from Brazil first league team.

    Location Prague
    Website http://www.ceecup.org
    Date 21.07.2022 - 26.07.2022
    Arrival / Departure 20.07.2022 - 27.07.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2022
    Classes U19 only, High Class Top Teams
    Accomodation 4* Hotel in Prague
    Food Supply Full Accommodation
    age limits 18-35
    Payment No payment but good accommodation, you are responsible for your own travel costs
    Referee Vacancies 0/8 ‐ sold out!
    Fees tournament fee: 25.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.
    REFEX-Contact Oliver Dick
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  • Brondby Cup 2022
     (27.07.2022 - 31.07.2022)

    Perfect tournament to prepare for the season!

    Good tournament, mix of different classes with three tournaments taking place in parallel:

    • Elite Cup for up to EU15: Wednesday to Sunday
    • Brondby Cup Denmark for all age non-elite age groups: Friday to Sunday
    • Mini Cup for U9 and U10-teams: Saturday to Sunday

    All games will be played in one large soccer area with 21 (artificial) grass fields of different sizes.

    Our referee group will stay jointly in a school, sleeping on provided matresses.

    The referees should be experienced in leading games with assistant referees with a minimum of two years experience both as referee and/or assistant referee. Referees at Bröndby Cup must have the ability to speak English throughout the tournament! All communication will be in English, including observations. If your English is not good enough, you can't participate. You will need to arrange your own travel, with arrival on Tuesday July 26th. The tournament will take place from Wednesday to Sunday and departure is latest Monday 1st in the morning. Be aware that we can not confirm participation until we know the Covid-19 situation for summer.

    Location Copenhagen, Danmark
    Website http://www.brondbycup.dk
    Date 27.07.2022 - 31.07.2022
    Arrival / Departure 26.07.2022 - 01.08.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.04.2022
    Classes U9-U19
    Accomodation In school (Brondby Gymnasium), School Rooms on Matrazes
    Food Supply Full accomodation
    age limits 18-55
    Payment 60€ per day in Action
    Referee Vacancies 10/25
    Observer Vacancies 2 / 2
    Fees tournament fee: 20.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.

    In case of a cancellation of the tournament due to Corona desease regulations, we will refund the complete fees. In case you are cancelling due any reason we refer to our terms and conditions. Also if you can not participate due to not fullfilment of any travel restrictions by any country.

    We are looking for ca. 12 REFEX referees + 2 REFEX observers who will stay for all 5 days of the tournament. In addition we are looking for 13 referees who want to stay for three days (arrival Thursday instead of Tuesday) for games from Friday to Sunday. Please send a message to Patrick after you've submitted your application stating wether you want to participate 5 or 3 days.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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  • Norway Cup 2022
     (30.07.2022 - 06.08.2022)

    Welcome to Norway Cup, the biggest youth tournament world wide. You'll meet teams and referees from all over the world. From arrival till departure you'll be able to referee games, make friends and have fun at Ekeberg area. Don't hesitate and make an application for this fantastic tournament and travel with us to Oslo to write your own fantastic memories for life!

    Norway Cup takes place in Oslo (capital of Norway) and is the largest youth tournament in the world. Being at this tournament means you will see more than 2000 different teams and will be able to work with 500 fantastic referees and observers from around the globe. Arrival will be on Friday with one full day off. You can arrive on Saturday, but it has to be before 16h. In the afternoon the first meeting for all the referees will take place. You will sleep in the school and the tournament provides beds. You should bring your own sleeping bag with you. All the referees will have full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner (+ drinking coupons) in the school. On Saturday there is a Norway Cup opening festival. As well as the almost 40,000 participating players, referees, spectators, and everyone from around Oslo is welcome.

    The main location is the Ekebergsletta, where you can find more than 40 pitches, the stadium, tournament shops, a free washing service and even a fair with carousel. The actual tournament starts on Sunday. Until Thursday you should expect to referee around 4-6 games a day. You have the possibility of volunteering for extra games at the referee office. Match fees for referees range from 100 NOK (around €9,37) to 60 NOK (around €5,62) per game. Observers will receive 80 NOK (around €7,50) per game. All referees have to be used to acting as main referee and assistant. Starting from Thursday, the number of games decreases, because the knockout phase will start. On Friday the quarterfinals will be played and on Saturday the finals and the 3rd place matches. You have to check-out from the school on Sunday morning after breakfast. As referee and observer, you will receive a bracelet which gives you free access to public transportation (buses, trams, trains, boats) and free entry to museums and cultural places (including swimming pools) in and around Oslo. We highly recommend this tournament. The slogan: ‘Create your own memories for life’ is really not a lie. Don’t hesitate, just join us at this wonderful tournament!

    Location Oslo
    Website https://norwaycup.no/en/
    Date 30.07.2022 - 06.08.2022
    Arrival / Departure 29.07.2022 - 07.08.2022
    Deadline for applications 01.07.2022
    Classes U12 to U19, Elite and Non-Elite
    Accomodation In the gym of a school, chance for sleeping in a room
    Food Supply Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinking coupons
    age limits 15
    Payment 60NOK - 100NOK / game
    Referee Vacancies 12/60
    Observer Vacancies 5 / 10
    Fees tournament fee: 20.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.

    You have to accept that it might be that you will need sleep in a gym hall of a school, together with other referees. The tournament doesn't have enough class rooms for all of the referees.

    Please be aware that the local regulations in regard to Covid-19 are not yet known. We will inform you as soon as possible. Please make yourself prepared. In case of a cancellation of the tournament due to Corona desease regulations, we will refund the complete fees. In case you are cancelling due any reason we refer to our terms and conditions. Also if you can not participate due to not fullfilment of any travel restrictions by any country.

    REFEX-Contact Jakub Stefanski
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  • Singa Cup 2022
     (05.11.2022 - 12.11.2022)

    Presenting you: Our Asian pearl, the Singa Cup.

    Have a great time with us in Singapore. Refereeing with great people from all over the world will give you the chance to get a better view of how cooperation works in other countries. On top of that we will be in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At this tournament we combine travelling, refereeing and adventure. We are absolutelty conviced, that you will have a fantastic experience!

    Welcome to Asia’s premier international youth tournament.

    After arriving in beautiful Singapore you will be able to participate in a tournament with around 100 famous Asian and Australian teams. In total almost 250 games will be played. The tournament expects higher class referees with good refereeing skills.

    Good English language skills are a must. Singapore has a different (humid) climate than Europe.  You really should be in a good physical condition. All our participants need to be used to refereeing with assistant referees.

    There are many attractions in Singapore which you can visit (Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown and the many malls and restaurants as well as Habour City where the amusement area is).  It is also possible to travel in the area before or after the tournament (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand is only a 1 hour flight away and there are ferries to Indonesia and the Philipines are not far away as well). 

    Our referees are located in a hotel (with breakfast) in the city. Transportation to the tournament area will be provided by the organization. We recommend arrival on November 3rd because of the time differerence and because many flights from Euope are arriving late in Singapore. 

    We are sure our referees will have a great time in Singapore and will be able to meet fantastic people from all over the world and get the chance to learn what Asian famous hospitality is.

    Location The Cage Sports Park, Singapore
    Website http://www.singacup.com
    Date 05.11.2022 - 12.11.2022
    Arrival / Departure 04.11.2022 - 13.11.2022
    Deadline for applications 30.06.2022
    Classes All youth classes 11 a side and 7 a side
    Accomodation Hotel (incl. transportation to the games)
    Food Supply Breakfast at the hotel and food at the fields in tournament time
    age limits 17 - 55
    Payment see details below
    Referee Vacancies 10/12 ‐ only 10 vacancie(s) left!
    Fees tournament fee: 50.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.

    Travel:
    Please be aware of special rules in Singapore and VISA obligations for your country. After registration we will send you a pre-confirmation email which will include further information and documents. After that you have to arrange your flights and fill in the documents (incl. permission from your association). Only if you provide all the right documents to us you will get a final confirmation, otherwise your participation will be cancelled. Please have a look on the website of the Singapore Customs and Health Organization to avoid problems. Be aware that not all medicines are allowed into Singapore! Travel and entry is your own responsibility.  Please do not book any flight before we have a cleared entry to Singapore. 

    Payment:
    11 a side: 40 SGD (REF) - 30 SGD (AR), 7 a side: 20 SDG.
    The organization will pay REFEX, who will finance the joint costs (hotel). The balance will then be split between all the referees  individually. For information, in previous years our referees received around 100 SGD. 

    COVID-19
    We cannot predict which regulations will apply in November and will keep you updated about the regulations we receive. Please have an eye on that too.

    REFEX-Contact Michael Wachowiak
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  • Mayors Cup 2023
     (18.02.2023 - 20.02.2023)

    Well organized international tournament in the gambler destination town Las Vegas. The tournament is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

     

    It's a high level international tournament where the teams have the opportunity to present themselves to several scouts and college coaches from all over the US. Most of the matches will take place on Friday and Saturday, finals will be played on Sunday. All matches will be 11a-side in a team, sometimes in a mix with US refs. Las Vegas is a city in the desert, the weather will be warm and dry, in the evening or in the morning it might be cold. The weather conditions and high quality of the games require only referees with good physical condition. They need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees. This tournament is suitable for vacation before and after the event. There are certain possibilities in and around Vegas. E.g. tours through Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hoover Dam, San Diego and much more are possible. Ask for details.

    Location Las Vegas, Nevada
    Website http://lvmayorscup.com/
    Date 18.02.2023 - 20.02.2023
    Arrival / Departure 17.02.2023 - 21.02.2023
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2022
    Classes Boys U11 - U19 (for us mostly U15 - U19)
    Accomodation In Hotels
    Food Supply None
    age limits 18-55
    Payment $85 per match per refteam (2*30 min.) & $95 per match per refteam (2*35 min.)
    Referee Vacancies 36/36
    Fees tournament fee: 20.00€
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2023 the annual fee 18.00 € is due.

    All referees are obliged to apply for the right visa for this tour – based on several experiences we recommend the B1/B2 Visa which you can apply for online. See the US Embassy. However the selection of the right Visa is totally up to you. REFEX doesn’t take any responsibility for the costs related to your VISA application, neither if your application is approved or rejected. We suggest you wait until your visa application has been approved before booking flights. REFEX will not be responsible for any travel or other associated costs. After the tournament, you will get 100 US$ contribution from REFEX towards your travel costs. Car sharing: 15,00 - 20 Euro pr. day including all insurance - not including roadside (US$ 10,00 pr. day - to share) service & gas!! Own Car possible min. age 25 years. Be aware that we can not confirm participation until we know the Covid-19 situation.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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