First Time Referee Courses

New courses are being scheduled all the time. Check back here frequently to find a date that works for you.

  • The First Time Referee course is open to all individuals age 13 and above.
  • Anyone 18 years or older will need to complete a background check through US Soccer. The cost is $30 and is valid for two years.

US Soccer REGISTRATION year & BADGE year explained

  • A “Badge Year” goes from January 1st thru December 31st of a given year.
  • The “Registration Year”  runs from July 1st thru June 30th of a given year.

When you take a class & register (or recertify) between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 – you will receive a 2024 badge which certifies you to work games from July 1 2023 thru June 30, 2024.    If you take a class in January 2024 (for example) – you are certified to work through June 30, 2024 and will need to recertify before June 30, 2024 to work games after July 1, 2024.

First Time Referee Courses (formerly known as Grassroots)