Courses for the 2019-20 Referee Education Year are Open
The purpose of the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referee Course is to prepare officials for the all levels of grassroots soccer in the United States game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best serve the game.
In Colorado, the Referee Course consists of three parts: online US Soccer modules, field session, and Colorado completion modules. Future referees must complete all three sections in order to successfully pass the course and be registered with U.S. Soccer.
THIS COURSE IS FOR PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & OLDER
Cost for this course is $90. Of this, $50 for all three course sections and $40 for first year registration with US Soccer Federation. Course fees are not refundable but may be transferred to a different course within the educational year. Course fees are paid when you register for the first online session.
YOU WILL PAY $70 TO COLORADO REFEREES WHEN YOU INITIALLY REGISTER. WHEN YOU TAKE THE US SOCCER MODULES IN THE DIGITAL LEARNING CENTER, YOU WILL PAY THE ADDITIONAL $20.
ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK MUST BE COMPLETED
BEFORE ATTENDING THE IN-PERSON SESSION
COURSEWORK IS EQUIVALENT TO 18 HOURS OF CLASSROOM TIME. Please plan accordingly!
Every NEW Grassroots Referee in Colorado must do the following:
- Register for your course through the Colorado OMS portal and choose the in-person session you wish to attend
Click Here to Download a Clinic Flyer
- Complete the online portions of the course through OMS and the US Soccer Digital Learning Center (DLC)
Click Here to Download Online Course Step by Step Instructions
- Attend the in-person "field" session (6 hours)
The field session is active participation. You are receiving "on the job training". You will be shadowing working referees and assistant referees. Plan accordingly to participate in the game experience to best prepare you for working games.
If you have not purchased your referee uniform before this session, wear comfortable clothing, athletic shoes. Bring water and snacks for the day.
The Online Course modules must be completed BEFORE you attend the field session.
It can take up to 7 hours to complete.
No one is registered until they have completed both portions of the course.
If you have any problems, questions or issues, please email RefEducation@ColoradoReferees.com for the most prompt and thorough response.
Participants will be registered with U.S. Soccer and eligible to referee only after completion of all course sections. Your badge will be mailed to you within one week of completing all requirements of the course and your registration being confirmed with US Soccer.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE GRASSROOTS REFEREE COURSE