These pages are dedicated to guide, effectively communicate to, inform and update referees of all levels within the region. It
is designed to provide a common point of reference to the needs of our
soccer referees. The resources are (and will be) focused on
supporting the common goals of professionalism, training, growth and
service to the game.
goal is to create and grow a qualified and well-trained group of
referees. These referees will be instructed and held to the highest
standards with the intent of maintaining a safe and enjoyable playing
environment for soccer players of all ages and skill levels.
referees should thoroughly understand and appropriately apply the Laws
of the Game. It is our intent to actively recruit, develop, certify and
advance referees for all levels of play. Refereeing is a
rewarding pastime and very fun for teens and adults who want to earn
some extra money or just love the game and want a chance to help out. There are two general classification of referees
used in our region.
- Recreational Referees
- Competition Referees
become a referee by attending and successfully completing a referee
training course. To
become a Competition Soccer Referee you must also be certified by the U.S.
Soccer Federation (USSF) and receive a Referee Grade 8.
participate as a recreation referee make sure to contact your area
assignor to let them know that you would like to referee and make sure
to attend the training session prior to the season. You can find
the area assignor's information on the "Recreation Referee" page in the
left hand column.
would like to explore the opportunities available to participate as a
competition referee in our region please contact Kris and/or Sandy
Region #1 Referee Assignors. Their information can be found on
the corresponding page as well.