Recreation Soccer & Competitive Soccer in Pinellas County and Brandon

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Referee

How do I become a referee?

FSRWest Florida Flames has need for many referee’s in season for both league and tournament events.  To become a referee you are trained and certified by “Florida State Referees” (FSR).  FSR is a sanctioned member of United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

The first step to becoming a referee is to get certified:

  1. visit the FSR website (http://fsr-inc.com)
  2. read the “how to become a referee” section on their website
  3. Register for a “new referee course” from their website
  4. Attend and pass the course

Once you have passed the course there are a couple more steps to be ready to referee for West Florida Flames:

  • Make sure you are listed as a certified referee on the FSR database, which can take 6 weeks from passing the course
  • Contact Florida Youth Soccer Association (http://fysa.com) to acquire a GotSoccer account for referee’s
  • Once you have your gotsoccer account you can log in and “Risk Verify”.  For referee’s under 18 this is a simple age verification.
  • You will need a referee uniform and flags.  Once you have these you are ready and can start taking games.  To take games for West Florida Flames register with us by following instructions here (click).

The tournament has lined up hotels with the BEST RATES at the BEST LOCATIONS for our participants. Reserve your room the easy way, BOOK ONLINE. Simply look below for BOOK ROOM to book a room for yourself or TEAM BLOCK to request a block of rooms for your team.
1. Team Manager is advised to reserve a TEAM BLOCK of rooms for the team. You will be sent a customized booking link & full booking instructions. Rooms in your Team Block will be held exclusively for your team until your team’s specified booking deadline.
2. If you do not want to set up a Team Block, Coordinators can send their parents the link to this Official Hotel Partners List web page so they book their rooms individually.
3. Adidas Brandon Cup prefers all teams to stay in official designated partner hotels and to book through Avanti. Do not reserve directly with hotels. For more info, please contact the tournament director.
all rates are per night excluding taxes.
Last updated 10/22/2016 11:01pm

ANY HOTEL QUESTIONS: call us (800) 560-9946

 

 

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Comfort Suites, 4506 Oak Fair Blvd, Tampa FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$134 suite two queens + sofabed
Breakfast included
19 min (10 mi) to JC Handley
41 min (33.2 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Courtyard by Marriott, 10152 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL
$125 two double beds
Breakfast continental included
16 min (6.1 mi) to JC Handley
45 min (36 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Courtyard by Marriott, 4014 Tampa Road, Oldsmar FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$124 two queen beds
Breakfast included
44 min (28.8 mi) to JC Handley
18 min (11.6 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$TBA 1BR suite 2 doubles+sofabed
Breakfast included
15 min (6.0 mi) to JC Handley
45 min (36 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 10150 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL
$119 two queen beds
Breakfast included
14 min (6.1 mi) to JC Handley
45 min (36 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Hampton Inn, 10110 Horace Ave, Tampa FL
$129 two double beds
Breakfast included
15 min (6.0 mi) to JC Handley
45 min (36 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Hampton Inn, 39284 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$101.15 two queen beds
Breakfast included
57 min (44.4 mi) to JC Handley
10 min (5.8 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Hilton Garden Inn, 13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd, Temple Terrace FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$129 two double beds
Breakfast included
21 min (14.8 mi) to JC Handley
41 min (30.6 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Holiday Inn Express, 2125 Corporate Center Dr, Trinty FL
$109 two queen beds
Breakfast included
47 min (39.6 mi) to JC Handley
13 min (7.5 mi) to East Lake
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

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Homewood Suites, 10240 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL
Trip Advisor Certificate Excellence
$139 studio suite king+sofabed, kitchen
$139 1BR suite king+sofabed, kitchen
Breakfast included
13 min (6.0 mi) to JC Handley
44 min (34.9 mi) to JC Handley
 BOOK ROOM   TEAM BLOCK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Upcoming Referee Courses

Upcoming Referee Courses

For a complete list of Referee Courses (all locations) visit Florida State Referee (fsr-inc.com)

Courses offered at Brandon:
  • Entry Level Course: Oct 25 and Nov 15 2014
  • Recertification Course: N/A
  • Entry Level Course: N/A
  • Recertification Course: December 15 2014,  2pm-6:30pm – price is $60

Courses offered at Putnam Park (Pinellas)

  • Recertification Course: N/A
  • Entry Level Course: N/A
To register visit Florida State Referee (fsr-inc.com)
Instructions on how to register
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Register to Referee at West Florida Flames

Register to Referee at West Florida Flames

All new and returning referees wishing to be scheduled at West Florida Flames for the season need to register on the Got Soccer System. There is no charge for registering, information will be used in helping to schedule and communicate with referees.

If you are thinking of becoming a referee, or need to take a re-certification course, please see the Florida State Referees, Inc. website for the most up-to-date class information.  Visit this location to see all the upcoming referee certification courses offered at a West Florida Flames location.

Register in the Gotsoccer.com system and select West Florida Flames and one or both of our Referee Assignors:

Register to Referee at West Florida Flames


The Adidas Cup Club Challenge is a competitive tournament held in May of each year. If you would like to officiate at the Adidas Brandon Cup let us know by registering here. Referee Sign Up

Tournament Information:


The Brandon Cup is the most successful and longest running recreational team only tournament in Florida.  Typically over 100 teams participate.  If you would like to officiate at the AdidasF Brandon Cup let us know by registering here.
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The Adidas Cup Fall Classic is a competitive tournament. This tournament is open to all U8-U14 competitive teams. Referee Sign Up

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