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  • Mayors Cup 2021
     (07.05.2021 - 09.05.2021)
    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 07.05.2021 - 09.05.2021
    Arrival / Departure 06.05.2021 - 10.05.2021
    Deadline for applications 31.03.2021
    Classes Boys U11 - U19 (for us mostly U17 and U1
    Accomodation In Hotels
    Food Supply None
    age limits 18-55
    Payment $85 per match per refteam (2*30 min.) & $95 per match per refteam (2*35 min.)
    Referee Vacancies 36/36
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    All referees are obliged to apply for the right visa for this tour – based on several experiences we recommend the B1/B2 Visa which you can apply for online. See https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/visa-directory/ However the selection of the right Visa is totally up to you. REFEX doesn’t take any responsibility for the costs related to your VISA application, neither if your application is approved or rejected. We suggest you wait until your visa application has been approved before booking flights. REFEX will not be responsible for any travel or other associated costs. After the tournament, you will get 100 US$ 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.
    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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  • Norhalne Cup 2021
     (13.05.2021 - 15.05.2021)

    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. Therefore, applications of observers are also welcome at this tournament. 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.

    Location Norhalne
    Website http://www.norhalne-cup.dk/
    Date 13.05.2021 - 15.05.2021
    Arrival / Departure 12.05.2021 - 16.05.2021
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2021
    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 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    extra program

    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.

    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 2021
     (09.07.2021 - 17.07.2021)

    The biggest soccer complex in the world is waiting for you to participate in USA Cup 2021

    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 09.07.2021 - 17.07.2021
    Arrival / Departure 08.07.2021 - 18.07.2021
    Deadline for applications 30.04.2021
    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, see des
    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 2021 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 Oliver Dick
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  • Reycup 2021
     (21.07.2021 - 25.07.2021)

    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 there. There are several offers around the tournament to make it a fun festival too.

    See official tournament booklet here: https://www.reycup.is/downloads/reycup-brochure-2020.pdf (Version 2020, but it will be alike in 2021).

    For more information on this tournament read the reports in our tournament archive from previous years..

    The 1st day of the tournament (Wednesday) is usually reserved for the opening ceremony in the evening. Last year we already had some games on Wednesday. But maybe you find some time to visit Reykjavik. Or you do so on Monday. 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. Be prepared to be on the field for 4 hours a day (it may happen that even more is required, so good stamina is needed).

    All participants show a fair and friendly attitude, so it is really a pleasure to be referee there. On average, the tournament offers a medium quality of games (some easy games with the younger ones, more challenging in U16).

    Requirements for taking part:

    • experience in refereeing with assistants
    • English language
    • good physical condition
    Location Reykjavik
    Website https://www.reycup.is/program/?lang=en
    Date 21.07.2021 - 25.07.2021
    Arrival / Departure 20.07.2021 - 26.07.2021
    Deadline for applications 01.05.2021
    Classes U13 - U16 (boys & girls)
    Accomodation in a school
    Food Supply breakfast, lunch & dinner
    age limits 18-55
    Payment 250€ per referee
    Referee Vacancies 1/5
    Fees tournament fee: € 12.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.

    Last year whe had a hygiene concept that worked well (see tournament report). We don't know what reguations will apply in July. We'll keep you updated about regulations of the icelandic govenrment and the hygiene concept of Reycup. But have also an eye on it by yourselves!

    Please care for your local regulations!

    REFEX-Contact Jörg Irle
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  • Brondby Cup 2021
     (28.07.2021 - 01.08.2021)
    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 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 on one soccer area with 21 fields, all grass or artificial grass. We will stay in a school and will sleep on matresses. Which school we will get is not yet confirmed, but most probably it will be Brondby School as in previous years. The referees need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees (while in the middle). We require a minimum of two years experience as referees and assistant referee. Referees at Bröndby Cup must have the ability to speak English throughout the tournament! All communication is 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 28th. The tournament takes place from Wednesday to Sunday and departure is latest Monday 3rd. 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 28.07.2021 - 01.08.2021
    Arrival / Departure 27.07.2021 - 02.08.2021
    Deadline for applications 01.04.2021
    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 25/25
    Observer Vacancies 2 / 2
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2021 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    We are looking for 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 can and want only stay for three days (arrival Thursday) for games from Friday to Sunday. Please, with your application send Patrick a message wether you want to participate 5 or 3 days.
    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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