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Futsal Referees

Have you heard about ……Futsal?

It’s fast-paced, fun, needs referees and most importantly – played indoors!

Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a 5 v 5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.

Are you over age 14 and looking for a new referee challenge? Become a Futsal referee.

The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces for players and help referees refine their foul recognition and game –management skills.

You can start the certification process now with the US Soccer FUTSAL referee course online module and then do the field session conveniently during one of the league sessions. You must be a current US Soccer Grade 8 referee to take this course.

Futsal Grade 8 Referee Certification Requirements

 

US SOCCER

COLORADO

Age

Determined by the State Referee Association

14

Previous Game Experience

Determined by the State Referee Association

10 games

(7v7 or above)

Previous Grade Experience

Determined by the State Referee Association

US Soccer Grade 8*          

Training

Pass the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course

Online Gr 8 Futsal course & 3

hr practical session

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Test

Pass the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Test

Fitness Test

Not Applicable

N/A

Practical Evaluation

Not Applicable

N/A

Annual Recertification Requirements

Training

Determined by the State Referee Association

Online Futsal Recertification Course

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Test

Pass the Grade 8 Futsal Referee Test

Fitness Test

Not Applicable

N/A

Practical Evaluation

Not Applicable

N/A

     

*Grade 9 referees with extensive outdoor experience may apply for a waiver.

 

Futsal Grade 6 Certification Requirements

 

US SOCCER

COLORADO

Age

Determined by the State Referee Association

18

Previous Game Experience

Determined by the State Referee Association

20 US Soccer Sanctioned Games

Previous Grade Experience

Determined by the State Referee Association

US Soccer Grade 8 Futsal

Training

Pass the Grade 6 State Futsal Referee Course

Online Grade 6 Futsal course & 3 hrs cont ed

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the Grade 6 State Futsal Referee Test

Pass the Grade 6 Futsal Referee Test

Fitness Test

Not Applicable

N/A

Practical Evaluation

Not Applicable

N/A

Annual Recertification Requirements

Training

Determined by the State Referee Association

Online Futsal Recertification Course

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the Grade 6 State Futsal Referee Test

Pass the Grade 6 Futsal Referee Test

Fitness Test

Not Applicable

N/A

Practical Evaluation

Not Applicable

N/A

     

 

 

Want to learn more about Futsal? 

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Register for the training course HERE

 
 
 
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