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us-soccer-logoGrade 6 to Grade 5 Upgrade requirements

The purpose of the Grade 5 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the most competitive matches within their state & region.  Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.

Upgrade Procedure

The Referee must notify the State Director of Assessment (SDA) of his/her intent to upgrade in writing. As part of this notice, the referee should include a match count log verifying the game requirements are met and confirming that the referee has been active as a grade 6 referee for at least 12 months. 

 

Colorado – Grade 5 Referee Upgrade Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

Age

- Minimum age 22

Determined by State Association

Previous Game Experience

- Minimum 100 games (cumulative) at U16 or higher as referee

- Minimum 45 (cumulative) Amateur Adult Games as referee

- Assistant Referee – 50 games U16 or higher

Determined by State Association

Grade Experience

Minimum 1 year as a grade 6 referee

Determined by State Association

Training

Complete US Soccer grade 5 State Referee Course

Complete US Soccer Grade 5 State Referee Course

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer National Test (80%)

Pass the US Soccer National Test

Fitness Test*

Pass the US Soccer Grade 5 Tests Standard

Pass the US Soccer Grade 5 Tests Standard

On Field Assessment

REFEREE TRACK: 3 as Center Referee that meet sufficient test criteria, completed by 3 different National Assessors, at least 1 assessment must be completed on an adult/amateur game.

AR TRACK: Min of 3 AR assessments by different National assessors

 

Minimum of 3 referee assessments completed by 3 different National Assessors.

 

 

 

 

 

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

Upgrade Procedure

The referee must notify the State Director of Assessment (SDA) of his/her intent in writing.  As a part of this notice, the referee should include a match county log, which documents that the referee has met the minimum match requirements and confirms that the referee has been active as a grade 7 Referee for at least 12 months.

The match log* should include the following information.

Match Date

Match Location

Competition Level

Referee Crew Names

Home Team

Visiting Team

Score

 

 

A copy of the Referee’s Game Schedule History from GameOfficials.net will suffice in lieu of a match game log if the referee prefers, provided it will document the information required.

The referee must also notify the assignor of record that the game will be used for the assessment so that the assignor may keep all parties aware of any potential issues or schedule revisions

 

Annual Recertification Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

Training

- Attend a minimum of 3 RCE (Referee Continuing Education) during the year

- Attend Colorado Referee Development Seminar

Determined by State Association

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer National Test yearly (80%)

Pass the US Soccer National Test

Fitness Test*

Pass the US Soccer National Fitness Test requirements

Pass the US Soccer National Fitness Test requirements

On Field Assessment

REFEREE TRACK:  Minimum of 3 on-field evaluations (2 CR/ 1 AR) by different National Assessors

AR TRACK: Min of 3 AR assessments by different National assessors

 

Minimum of 3 completed by 2 National Assessors

For The Good of The Game

Assist through mentoring, creating continuing education programs to grow and improve the program

 

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

 

On Field Assessments –

 

To provide a sufficient test, must be a 90-minute (full 45 min halves) game. State Director of Assessment will approve the game request prior to the assignment of an Assessor.

 

Games considered for assessment include:

  • USL
  • PDL
  • NWSL
  • Adult Amateur Leagues
    • O30 League Semi-Finals/Finals
    • Mens/Womens Division 1
  • Developmental Academy 18U
  • Elite Clubs National League Semi-Finals/Finals
  • National Premier League – 17U/18U Semi-Finals/Finals
  • State Cup – 17U/18U Semi-Finals, Finals

 

Grade 5 State Referee Fitness Standards

Test Type

CODA Standard

Sprint Standard

Interval Standard (run)

Interval Standard (walk)

Referee

N/A

6.40

17 sec per 75m

20 sec per 25m

Asst. Referee

11.00

5.10

17 sec per 75m

22 sec per 25m

*See fitness test info page for specific testing criteria

 

To download a copy of the Grade 5 Upgrade requirements, click HERE

To Register for the Grade 5 online course, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

To Register for a Grade 5 Assessment, click HERE

 
 
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