Grade 9 Recreational Referee Clinic

Must be 12 years of age prior to the start of the clinic. No experience required, however playing experience is desired.   Clinics include 5.5 hours of classroom and field instruction and a written exam requiring a score of at least 75.   Students completing the clinic requirements are registered with North Texas and the United States Soccer Federation as Grade 9 Recreational Referees.  You may then work with your local association and assignor to receive match assignments on any recreational youth match that employs only indirect free kick starts and restarts.  (These are normally small-sided matches requiring only a center referee.)


Grade 8 Basic Referee Clinic

Must be 13 years of age prior to the start of the clinic. No experience required, however playing experience is desired.  Clinics are comprised of an on-line Session that must be completed prior to clinic attendace, 8 hours of classroom and field instruction, and a written exam requiring a score of at least 75.  At the completion of the program you will register with North Texas and the United States Soccer Federation as a Grade 8 Referee. As a Grade 8 Referee you may referee recreational and competitive youth matches up to U16.  Effective in Jan 2015 referees officiating youth U17 or older, and adult amateur matches must be Grade 7.  Information relating to upgrade to Grade 7 will be available after July 1, 2014.

Grade 8 Bridge Referee Clinic

This clinic will no longer be offered beginning July 2013.  Transition to the new clinic structure begins in July for the 2014 registration year and will be fully effective Jan 1, 2015.


Grade 8 Recertification 

Grade 8 referees may recertify and register online for 2015. The link to GameOfficials requires you to log-into GameOfficials.net You will complete your referee Risk Management and USSF Registration while paying your fees online with either Visa or Mastercard. Passing the online recertification test with a score of 85% or higher will complete the process. If you were registered in 2012 or 2013, but not 2014 you may still recertify for 2015; however, you may not referee prior to Jan 1, 2015. There is an on-line clinic option that will allow you to re-certify for both years. Contact Kathy@ntxsoccer.org for assistance with log-in or more information about the on-line Grade 8 clinic option.


Grade 9 Recertification

Grade 9 referees may recertify and register online for 2015. You will complete your referee Risk Management and USSF Registration and pay your fees online with either Visa or Mastercard. Passing the online recertification test with a score of 80% or higher will complete the process. If you were registered in 2012 or 2013, but not 2014 you may recertify for 2015; however, you may not referee prior to Jan 1, 2015.  Grade 9 referees who are at least 13 years of age should consider upgrade through a Grade 8 clinic rather than recertification. 

All available clinics may be viewed by accessing the GameOfficials website at https://ntxreferees.gameofficials.net. Select SIGN UP FOR COURSE and then the appropriate clinic link to see all the requested and approved clinics in NTX.

Contact Kathy@ntxsoccer.org for assistance with log-in or establishing a first-time account with gameofficials.


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