Grassroots Referee Courses

Want to Become a Referee?

The Grassroots Referee course consists of an online portion and an In-Person field session. The In-Person session is typically held on a weekend day. Students are required to complete all portions of the course in order to become a referee.

To register for a course, select the button below and register for the course most convenient for you.  The cost to become a US Soccer Grassroots Referee is $80.00, which includes basic referee equipment required for the In-Person field session (flags, whistle, etc.).

Space is limited and when a course is full, registration ends.  Registration for courses is cut off 72 hours prior to the first day or when all of the seats are filled, whichever comes first. “Walk-ins” are not accepted.

New Grassroots Referee Courses

If you register to take the Grassroots Referee course, you must complete the online portion of the training prior to attending an In-Person class. These sessions will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete, so allow yourself sufficient time. You do not have to do the entire online portion all at one time. You can exit the course and resume until you have completed it (except for the exam, which must be completed in one sitting). If you do not complete all sessions prior to the In-Person course, you may be removed from that course and offered the opportunity to attend a different one.

Refund Policy

Click here to view the Maryland Refund Policy for Grassroots Referee Courses.


Important Notice:

Effective July 1, 2019, US Soccer has instituted new Terms of Use, Course Policies, and Waiver forms. Prior to beginning the new Grassroots Referee online course, US Soccer will require you to confirm that you have read and understand all 3 forms and agree to their terms.

It is extremely important that you read and completely understand this information prior to agreeing to them. Here are links that will allow you to read them in full:

US Soccer Terms of Use
US Soccer Course Policies
US Soccer Waiver

Any questions concerning these should be addressed directly to US Soccer.

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