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Grade 8 to Grade 7

 

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U.S. Soccer Grade 8 Referees who desire to work higher level matches and move forward in their referee training and experiences should strongly consider upgrading to Grade 7 Referee 

To encourage this continued growth, Colorado Referee Administration provides a online course specifically for those Grade 8 Referees who are ready to take this next step.

The U.S. Soccer Grade 7 Referee Course is designed to prepare officials for the amateur adult game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best serve the game. 

 

Upgrade Requirements

The purpose of the Grade 7 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the amateur adult game.  Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.

 

Colorado – Grade 7 Referee Program Requirements

Criteria

 

Grade 7 Amateur Adult Referee (per US Soccer)

Minimum Age

 

17

Game Experience

 

15 Amateur Games - Referee

10 Amateur Games - AR

Grade Experience

 

2 years minimum Grade 8

Training

 

U.S. Soccer Amateur Adult Referee Online Training Modules

Laws of the Game Test

 

US Soccer Grade 7 

Laws of the Game Test

Fitness Test*

 

Not Applicable

On Field Assessment

 

Not Applicable

Continuing Education

 

3 hours annually

*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 17U/18U
  • National Premier League – 17U/18U 
  • State Cup – 17U/18U
  • Presidents’ Cup 17U/18U Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals/Finals
  • CSA Champions League 17U/18U

 

 

To download a copy of the Grade 7 Upgrade requirements, click HERE

To Register for the Grade 7 online course, click HERE

To Register for the Fitness Test, click HERE

To Register for a Grade 7 UPGRADE Assessment, click HERE

 

 
 
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