Tournaments

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  • Mayors Cup 2022
     (19.02.2022 - 21.02.2022)

    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 19.02.2022 - 21.02.2022
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2021
    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 10/36
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    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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  • Blackhawks Invitational 2022
     (25.02.2022 - 27.02.2022)

    Phoenix, Arizona, great nature, refereeing and travel.

    Nice little youth tournament in the Phoenix Area which takes place at the Scottsdale Sports Complex with 14 pitches. On Friday there are just games in the afternoon, on Saturday and Sunday matches will be played the whole day. It's possible to be in a team with referees from the US. Phoenix is a city in the desert, the weather will be warm and dry but might be very cold in the morning and at night. The weather conditions and high quality requires only referees with good physical condition. They need to be experienced in leading games with assistant referees. Good for vacation before and after the tournament. Enjoy Phoenix and Arizona and the wonderful nature by car, foot or horse. Tours through Grand Canyon, Los Angels, San Francisco, Hoover Damm, San Diego and much more are possible. Ask for details.

    Location Phoenix, Arizona
    Website https://www.scottsdalesoccer.com/maxshacknaiinvitational
    Date 25.02.2022 - 27.02.2022
    Arrival / Departure
    Deadline for applications 31.12.2021
    Classes all youth, from U9 to U19
    Accomodation Hotel by your own, booking via REFEX as a group
    Food Supply At fields - snacks etc.
    age limits 18-55
    Payment US-referees: from 16,00US$ and up pr.game.
    Referee Vacancies 0/0
    Fees tournament fee: € 20.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    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. 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.

    As both our February 2022 US tournaments will take place in parallel please make a choice if you want to participate in this tournament or at Mayors Cup.

    REFEX-Contact Patrick Lepperhoff
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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
    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.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.
    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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  • 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
    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 6/8
    Fees tournament fee: € 12.00
    annual fee: on your first participation in a REFEX-tournament in 2022 the annual fee € 18.00 is due.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    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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  • 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
    Deadline for applications 01.04.2022
    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 16
    Payment 60NOK - 100NOK / game
    Referee Vacancies 68/80
    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.
    Payment of REFEX fees in advance! You'll get an invoice.

    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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