Want to learn more about
the game? Want to earn some extra money?
If you are age 12 and
older, Snohomish will be offering an Entry Level Referee
Clinic on August 4, 2012. The Grade 8 Referee Course is
not a two part clinic - an online clinic plus a one day
required for the course.
For more information
How to Become a USSF Certified Soccer Referee
Being a soccer referee can be both rewarding and
fulfilling. To become a US Soccer Federation (USSF)
Referee you are required to attend an Entry Level Clinic
given by a specially trained and certified (by USSF,
certified by WASRC) instructor. There is no exception
even if you were a player or coach. One New Referee
Grade is offered in Washington:
Grade 8 Referee: The
purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare
officials for competitive and recreational youth games.
Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer
recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly
to best service the game. (Recommended minimum age 14 at
time of registration. Grade 8 Referee does not refer to
your school grade.)
Note: Please check with
your local Referee Chapter as some Clubs, Referee
Chapters or Leagues may have specific minimum age as a
local requirement, based on their needs and experiences.
Step 1 - Choose a
Referee - Grade 8
Referee New Clinic:
This clinic prepares an individual for matches on all
youth games as a Referee or Assistant Referee. The
clinics are sponsored locally by different Clubs,
Referee Chapters or Leagues. Upon successfully
completing this clinic you will receive a referee badge.
Your registration is good for one year and must be
renewed annually. This certification will allow you to
referee Youth matches as defined by your grade outlined
- This consists of
both online study material and 8 hours of in-class
- At the end of the
clinic you must pass a written exam with a score of
80% or higher.
- The fee is $65.00
(USSF registration fee $50+$15 Clinic Fee) to be
paid online during the registration process.
- Note – there may
be an “Other” fee for the local host’s expenses such
as facility rental, etc.
- Some in-class /
field clinics are conducted in one weekend day,
while others over couple weekday evenings.
- Your registration
is good for one year and must be renewed annually.
Step 2 – Register on
the WASRC website and then Register for a Clinic:
Once you have decided which New Referee Clinic to take,
you must create your Member Registration on this website
and then register for Referee – New Grade 8. You can do
this by clicking on the Clinics/Events tab in the menu
at the top of the page. Browse the calendar and select a
clinic that is convenient to your location and
availability. Read the registration instructions
carefully and check the appropriate option. You will
then be added to the clinic roster. If the clinic is
full, choose another clinic. Due to room size and fire
codes, walk-ins will not be allowed once the cap is
Click here to begin
your registration process:
New Referee Clinics:
Please read the following information first: How to
Become a USSF Certified Soccer Referee under the “Become
a Referee” tab.
and Wednesday, July 8th & 9th
(You must attend both evenings to receive
Time: 5:00 PM to
Cavelero Mid-High in Lake Stevens
Last day to
register: July 3, 2014 at midnight.
Age requirements for
Snohomish: Prefer youth referees are at least 14,
but will consider as young as 12 with permission from
Leslie Poirier -
Make sure to read all
directions for registering for the clinic and completion
of online modules. Online modules must be completed and
passed before you can attend the classroom portion of
This will probably be
the only dates that Snohomish offers a clinic for new
referees. If you cannot attend the clinic in Snohomish,
you can take a clinic at any other club, referee
chapter, or league. Look for different dates and
locations on the WA State Referee site (www.wareferees.org),
all new referee clinics are posted on this site.