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Referee Classes

 

AVAILABLE CLASSES - CLICK HERE

WHY REFEREE?

  •     and get paid in the process! Earn good money to participate in a sport you love. For pay rates, please click HERE.

  •    A flexible schedule – Provide your own availability to assignors to work around your busy schedule.

  •      A new way to be a part of the game – Continue being involved in the game we love.

  •       Fitness and health – Where else can you get paid to work out?

  •     Challenge yourself – Becoming a referee is a rewarding process full of challenges and opportunities

  •    Develop life skills – Discipline, leadership, organization, communication, professionalism, and confidence.
 

CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION

The State Referee Association/US Soccer hosts regular combined online/in-person classes for individuals age 13 or older looking to gain referee certification, as well as classes for current referees looking to renew or upgrade their certifications. Once certified, an individual is able to sign up to an SSA location of their preference and referee games on a schedule convenient to them.

GRASSROOTS REFEREE (FORMERLY GRADES 9, 8 AND 7)

A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches.

The U.S. Soccer Grassroots License has both an online and in-person component - registration for both parts is $90 in total. Grassroots Referees will register for courses through the US Soccer Referee Learning Center (click HERE for view the website) and be certified through State Referee Committees.

Becoming a Grassroots Referee in the US Soccer Referee Program consists of accomplishing both of the following:

  • Grassroots Online Course. - the online course takes a total of 4.5 - 6 hours to complete through the US Soccer Referee Learning Center
  • Attending the Grassroots In-Person Field Session - a one-day class lasting approximately 4 hours.
For a schedule of available In-Person classes, please click HERE.

For details on how to register for online and in-person classes, please click HERE.

REFEREEING AT SSA

For information on how to sign up to receive assignments at the SSA location most convenient to you, along with the most up-to-date pay scale, please click HERE.




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