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Grade 7 to Grade 6

 

us-soccer-logoUS Soccer – Grade 7 to Grade 6 Upgrade Requirements

The purpose of the Grade 6 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 7 referee for at least 12 months. 

 

Colorado – Grade 6 Referee Upgrade Requirements

Criteria

Colorado Requirement

USSF

Age

- Minimum age 18

Determined by State Association

Previous Game Experience

- Minimum 60 games (cumulative) at U16 or higher as referee

- Minimum 20 (cumulative) Amateur Adult Games as referee

- Assistant Referee – 25 games U16 or higher

50 Games as a Referee/25 Games as an Assistant Referee

Grade Experience

Minimum 1 year as  Grade 7 referee

Minimum 1 year as Grade 7

Training

Complete US Soccer grade 6 State Referee Course

Complete US Soccer Grade 6 State Referee Course

Laws of the Game Test

Pass the US Soccer Grade 6 Test (80%)

Pass the US Soccer Grade 6 Test

Fitness Test*

Pass Colorado Grade 6 Sprint and Interval Tests

Pass US Soccer Grade 6 Sprint and Interval Tests

 

On Field Assessment

2 Assessments as Center Referee that meet sufficient test criteria, 1 assessment must be completed on an adult/amateur game. 

1 Assessment as Assistant Referee that meets sufficient test criteria

Minimum of 2 referee assessments completed by 2 different State 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 included 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 Grade 6 Test yearly (80%)

Pass the US Soccer Grade 6 Test

Fitness Test*

Pass Colorado Grade 6 Sprint and Interval Tests

Pass US Soccer Grade 6 Sprint and Interval Tests

On Field Assessment

Minimum of 2 on-field Referee evaluations each year

 

Minimum of 2 completed by 2 State Assessors

 

For The Good of the Game

Participate in and help coordinate on-field mentoring, continuing education as directed.

 

*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, unless these are 16U Developmental Academy games. State Director of Assessment will approve the game request prior to the assignment of an Assessor.

 

Games considered for assessment include:

  • Adult Leagues
  • Developmental Academy 16U/17U/18U
  • Elite Clubs National League Semi-Finals/Finals
  • National Premier League – 17U/18U Semi-Finals/Finals
  • State Cup – 17U/18U Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals, Finals
  • Presidents’ Cup 17U/18U Semi-Finals/Finals
  • CSA Champions League 17U/18U

 

Grade 6 State Referee Fitness Standards

Test Type

Sprint Standard

Interval Standard (run)

Interval Standard (walk)

Referee

6.6

35 seconds per 150m

40 seconds per 50m

 

To download a copy of the Grade 6 Upgrade requirements, click HERE

To Register for the Grade 6 online course, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

To Register for a Grade 6 Assessment, click HERE

 
 
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