Welcome to the Oregon
Referee Committee

The Oregon Referee Committee prides itself on the recruitment, training, development, and ongoing support of Oregon’s soccer referees.

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News & Updates

2023 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register NOW for the new certification year! We are adding courses all over Oregon – check it out!

CONTINUING EDUCATION: JULY

July’s continuing education webinar is all about Offside. Join Oregon’s State Director of Instruction, Miles Crumley, on July 27!

PROUDLY AFFILIATED WITH:

RECRUITMENT

If you’re thinking about becoming a brand new referee, you’re in the right place! We offer entry-level Grassroots referee courses all the time. The Grassroots curriculum consists of an online training with informational videos, modules and quizzes, and an on-field session with a seasoned referee mentor. 

DEVELOPMENT

After becoming a certified Grassroots referee, you will have opportunities to be assigned to officiate games that work around your schedule. We can even pair you up with a Mentor who will attend your games with you and support you on the field.

We offer continuing education opportunities for referees of all levels on a variety of topics! Visit our Courses and Events calendar or reach out for more information!

ONGOING SUPPORT

Not every call is an easy one, and some games are more difficult than others. The Oregon Referee Committee has a dedicated staff, State Referee Administrator, and leadership team to support you through every game. We are here for all Oregon referees, regardless of the situation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

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How do I become a referee?

First, we’re happy you’re here! Here are the steps to becoming a Grassroots referee:

Register for a course:
Select a course from our list of upcoming events and register to take the course.
Grassroots participants must be 13 years or older to attend.

Complete the online training:
Complete the online training modules from US Soccer before attending the in-person referee course.

Complete the online concussion training:
Complete the online concussion training before attending the in-person referee course.

Attend the in-person course:
Attend the in-person course, take and pass the referee test, and you’ll be a certified referee!

How do I get assigned to games?

Many of the assignors in Oregon use a website called Oregon Soccer Central for assigning referees to games. We recommend that you set up a profile on the OSC site so that assignors will be able to schedule you to games or you can get involved in self assignment.  It’s perhaps the best way for referees to get in touch with assignors.

If you’re interested in officiating games for a specific league that is not using Oregon Soccer Central, please contact the ORC office.

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Many of the assignors in Oregon use a website called Oregon Soccer Central for assigning referees to games. We recommend that you set up a profile on the OSC site so that assignors will be able to schedule you to games or you can get involved in self assignment.  It’s perhaps the best way for referees to get in touch with assignors.

If you’re interested in officiating games for a specific league that is not using Oregon Soccer Central, please contact the ORC office.

I noticed that the referee crews on professional games often wear different jerseys than those approved for U.S. Soccer referees like me. Does this affect me in any way?

No. For professional games in the United States, the leagues may have sponsorship commitments that require a different manufacturer to produce the uniforms, but the uniform itself must still comply with the basic standards set by U.S. Soccer. These new styles or designs should have no bearing on the standard uniform otherwise worn by U.S. Soccer referees. For international games, referees from other countries wear FIFA referee uniforms or uniforms approved by their home federation. If U.S. Soccer referees work an international game, they will wear the approved OSI uniform.

U.S. Soccer Digital Learning Center Resources

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Where can I buy my uniform and gear?

For Grassroots referees, we are thrilled to offer you all your equipment, gear and uniforms at a discount thanks to our partner Capelli Sport! Check out the Oregon Referee Committee x Capelli Sport store here:

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For Regional Referees and above, U.S. Soccer mandates that your uniform be branded with Official Sports. Here are our recommendations for buying Official Sports gear:

 Tursi Soccer Store – Use cod ORC20 for 20% off online or in-store on all referee gear!

Official Sports – Official partner of U.S. Soccer.

My referee license is expiring! How do I recertify?

We’re glad to have you back! Recertification is done through U.S. Soccer’s Digital Learning Center. Visit the “Recertify” page here for links to our recertification courses!

What do I do if I lost my referee badge?

Where is my badge?

We will mail your badge out to the address in U.S. Soccer’s Digital Learning Center after you’ve complete all of your online coursework and attended the on-field training session. If you have not received your badge, please check the Digital Learning Center and make sure you have completed all your assignments.

If all your assignments have been completed, please ensure your mailing address is correct on your profile. If all looks good, and you have still not received your badge, please contact our office.

Where is my ID card?

US Soccer no longer produces USSF ID cards.  Instead, you may print a certificate from your Digital Learning Center profile.

Need a replacement badge?

No problem! Send us an email with your mailing address and we’ll mail you a badge at no cost.

 

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I'm currently enrolled in a U.S. Soccer course in the Digital Learning Center and I can't proceed to the next section of the online course. What gives?

This is a very common question! The modules within your course often have videos that must be played in their entirety before you’re able to advance to the next section. Make sure all videos on the page have played from start to finish!

There are also many areas of the modules you will need to click on to get more information. Make sure all stars are clicked, and that every question is answered.

If the modules aren’t loading correctly or there seems to be a website issue, try the following troubleshooting tactics:

• Try deleting all the web browser’s temporary files (cookies/cache, etc.)• If you have another web browser installed on your device, log into the Learning Center in that browser and see if
the problem persists
• Try updating your web browser to the latest version
• Try resetting your web browser to its default settings
• If after trying all of these steps, your problem persists, try logging into the Learning Center on a different device altogether (laptop, phone, tablet). If that works, then another setting on your primary device is likely the cause
of the problem.
• Again, be sure to watch all of the videos through their entirety.

If the problems persist, contact the ORC office with screenshots of the issue and we will be happy to assist you!

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