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NEW REFEREE COURSE

Newly certified referees are designated by US Soccer as a “Referee”.
(Formerly Grassroots Referee)
If you have never been a referee before, this is the course for you.

The minimum age is 13. By mandate of US Soccer, all new referees must be age 13 at the time they register for their course. There are no exceptions

The minimum age is 13. By mandate of US Soccer, all new referees must be age 13 at the time they register for their course. There are no exceptions

How old do I have to be?

COURSE COMPONENTS

Referee Online Course

This course by US Soccer provides new referees with knowledge of the Laws of the Game as well as what it takes to be a referee in the modern game. The course is taken in the US Soccer Learning Center.

SafeSport Training

Training to recognize and report abuse in youth sports. Mandated by US Soccer for any referee age 18 and above.

Final Exam

This exam will be taken after completing the “Referee” Online Course. The exam is completed in the Learning Center, where you register and pay your fees.

Field Course

The last step to becoming a referee is to attend a Field Course where you will work with instructors on drills designed to prepare you for your first games as a referee.

Providing a Safe Playing Environment

This training prepares referees to deal with player injuries and emergency situations. Mandated by US Soccer for all referees.

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