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Get The Best Seat on The Pitch 

Become A Referee!

  • Work outdoors
  • Exercise
  • Flexible schedule
  • Financially rewarding
  • Builds character & develops life skills
  • Provide a safe, fair & fun game for everyone
  • Opportunities year round

 

Register & start your U.S. Soccer certification today!

Two Steps & you are ready to take the the whistle!

 

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New Referees


U.S. Soccer Grassroots Grade 8 Referee Course?
Adults to age 14
Start here: Grassroots Grade 8 Referee Course Part 1 - Online
Pick your field session Here: On Field Training Session (Grade 8 or 9) Part 2

U.S. Soccer Grassroots Grade 9 Referee Course
Age 13 Youth and above 

Start Here:  Grassroots Grade 9 Referee Part 1 - Online
Pick your field session Here: On Field Training Session (Grade 8 or 9) Part 2


Grade 9 Recreational Referees - Move to Grade 8


Have you been a U.S. Soccer Grade 9 referee for at least 1 year AND have worked a minimum of 10 center referee positions for U14 & younger games?  You are eligible to apply for the "Bridge" Course to Grade 8 to provide you more opportunities & challenges as a referee.  The "Bridge" Course is completed with additional online course work.  The course can be done to satisfy your annual recertification requirements, or mid-year once you have met the pre-requisites.

Ready to Bridge? Complete this application to receive course access.


Get Back on the Field


Have you previously been a U.S. Soccer Registered Referee? Are you ready to return to the field but you missed 2 - 4 years in certifying?  We welcome you back and you can complete the "Lapse in Registration Course" to return as a Grade 8 Referee.  Complete this application to receive course access.


Coach/Former Referee/Have Extensive Soccer Experience


Were you previously a U.S. Soccer Registered Referee five or more years ago? Do you have coaching experience or an extensive background in soccer?  We welcome you to the fields as referee and you may qualify for the Colorado "Fast Track" Grassroots Referee Course.   Complete this application for review & consideration by the Colorado Instruction Program.  


We have the right course for everyone & we welcome you to join the referee program.  

Have questions before registering?

RefEducation@coloradoreferees.com

SDI@coloradoreferees.com


Referees are Important to Soccer Success!


The referee's job is to manage the game and enforce the Laws of the Game. Referees must ensure that the game is safe, fair and fun for everyone: players, coaches, spectators, and themselves.  Referees are critical to soccer success, a game cannot be played without them.


How Much Do Referees Get Paid? 

 

Youth league games usually pay either every two weeks (5 times per season) or monthly. Youth tournaments usually pay within two weeks after the event. Adult leagues and tournaments usually pay monthly. However a few events/leagues pay at the end of the season. Check with your assignor as to exactly when your league will pay.

Spring 2019 Colorado Soccer Association Pay Rates and Pay Dates

 

 


Dress for Success


 

US Soccer Standards of Dress for Referees 2019

New or returning referees will need uniform and equipment items to be ready for games.  Everyone is urged to purchase at minimum the Official Sports International "Starter Kit" to have the basics to get started.  Official Sports is the U.S. Soccer Referee Partner in supplying the official approved uniforms for certified referees.  

Referees are encouraged to have their uniform & equipment basics prior to attending their On Field Training session.  

Lela Marcin, Colorado OSI Representative
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Call Lela Marcin

Lela keeps inventory available here in Colorado.  Contact Lela Marcin for your uniform & equipment questions and to submit orders.

View OSI Products and gear on their website.

 


When Will My Certification Expire?


 

  • If you complete your training between Jan 1 and May 30, your registration is good until Dec 31 of the current year.
  • If you complete your training between July 1 and Dec 31, your registration is good until Dec 31 of the next year.

 

 


Did you take a course and need to know what to do next?


 

Contact Assignors in your area HERE (will open a new window on your computer)

 

US Soccer ADVICE TO PARENTS OF NEW REFEREES

 
 
 
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