Become A Referee

Youth soccer is on the hunt for new referees and no prior experience is necessary. The entirely online course is approximately 12 hours of learning at your own pace, and a 4-hour virtual group session to complete the course. Sign up now to be certified before the spring season kicks-off!

Candidates who successfully complete the Grassroots First-Time Referee course will be reimbursed for the cost of the course. In addition, they will also receive a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit for free. The cost of the course is $70, or $100 for candidates 18 and older (includes background check). Candidates eligible for this offer must be first-time candidates, or individuals who have previously been a certified referee but have had a lapse in registration. Candidates must be at least 13 years old at time of registration.

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Grassroots First-Time Referee Registration

Now is also the time to complete the recertification course for current referees. Referees who were registered in 2019, 2020, or 2021 may register for recertification. Once you register, you will have 30 days to complete the assignments in the Learning Center. There is no in-person or virtual component required for recertifying referees in 2022.

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Grassroots Recertifying Referee