This course is presented by the Oregon Referee Committee
in cooperation with the
Southern Oregon Soccer Officials Association.
The Grade 8 Referee Course is an introductory course for aspiring referees ages 13 and older. Grade 8 referees are eligible to officiate a variety of recreational and competitive matches.
Online Prerequisite Material:
There are two online training prerequisites for the Grade 8 referee course. You MUST complete all online material BEFORE attending your first day of classroom instruction. Students who have not completed the online trainings 24 hours before the course start date may be dropped from the roster.
1. USSF Training
The USSF Laws of the Game training modules provide students with an introduction to concepts which will be presented in the course. The USSF training takes most students approximately 3 hours to complete. This training is tracked through the US Soccer site; students need not print the certificates.
To access the USSF training now, click here or paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/online-training/grade-8-referee-course.aspx
Note: When prompted to enter a clinic number, please leave that field blank.
2. Concussion Training
Students must also complete the CDC Heads Up concussion training course before attending the Grade 8 Class. The US Soccer concussion module is NOT sufficient to satisfy this requirement. The CDC course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Students MUST print a copy of the certificate of completion and submit it to their course instructor.
CDC Heads Up
3. Guide to Procedures (RECOMMENDED READING)
The Guide to Procedures is a wonderful resource for new officials! We strongly encourage you to review this document before the course, and to reference this document after the course as you begin your career as a soccer referee.
To access this document, visit http://www.ussoccer.com/referees then under "Resource Center" select "Downloads." Click on the red "Download Files" link, then open the folder titled "Instruction Resources" then the folder titled "Books." The Guide to Procedures document is available in English and Spanish.
Oregon Futbol Academy Futsal Facility
144 SW G Street
Grants Pass Or 97526
Dates and Times:
August 26, 2017
9 AM - 6 PM
Bringing a sack lunch is recommended!
In the afternoon, two hours of this training will take place outdoors, likely at Grants Pass High School. Transportation to the field will be required or can be arranged. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your whistle, flags (if you have them), and anything else the instructor requires.
$40 for the class + $45 for 2017 USSF registration (total $85).
Class size will be limited to 25 students, so register early!
Click here to register now!
Mark Wallace, Instructor
Joy - ORC Office Manager