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referee development 

Become a Certified Soccer Referee

Refereeing is a great way for anyone to learn the laws of soccer and to make some money while doing it. To start refereeing, you must be at least 13 years or older and successfully complete all parts of a referee clinic as well as other U.S. Soccer required trainings to get certified. Previous playing experience is not required.

Referee Course RequirEments

First time Grassroots Referees must complete the following requirements to become certified:

  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments

  • Online Grassroots Referee Course Module

  • First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz

  • SafeSport (if 18 years or older)

  • U.S. Soccer Federation Gold Standard NCSI Background Check (if 18 years or older) 

  • In-person Field Session

To complete the Grassroots First Time Licensing Course & In-Person Field Session - Click Here

Already completed the course & received your U.S. Soccer certification, please email us to get added to our refereeing pool,

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