The purpose of the first-time referee course is to prepare referees to work in a competitive or recreational youth and amateur adult matches. Registration Instructions
On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Grassroots Referee license for the current registration year. Once the license and badge are received, Grassroots referees can officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth and amateur adult matches.
First-Time Grassroots Referees completing registration through the Learning Center must complete the following requirements:
- Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments – 1 hr.
- SafeSport (if 18 years or older)- 1 hr.
- Online Grassroots Referee Course Module – 4.5 hr.
- First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz - 45 mins.
- U.S. Soccer Federation Gold Standard NCSI Background Check (if 18 years or older)
- Additional State Assignments as required
For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Courses available in English and Spanish.