North Texas Soccer Member Associations and clubs are encouraged to contact State Director of Instruction (SDI) Ann Hicks about organizing and hosting referee courses.
US Soccer Grassroots Referee Course
The Grassroots Referee Course is specific to the recreational and competitive youth game. This is an entry-level course for new referees. This course consists of online modules in the US Soccer Learning Center that must be completed by the candidate prior to the in-person or online video classroom and field session. (Due to COVID-19, temporary class hours and formats have been modified.)
How to Become a USSF Grassroots Referee
· Requirement – you must be 13 or older.
· There is two-part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Grassroots Referee.
· Sign up for a Grassroots online course. You will pay the fee when you sign up.
Part 1 - Sign up for the Grassroots Online Lessons
There are 21 modules in the online portion. All 21 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours to complete in full.
Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend
Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in-person clinic to go to. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.
The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors.
Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.
You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.
Click here OMS
Click on – Find Clinic
In the drop down menu
1. Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before
2. Select – Grassroots Referee Online Lessons
4. Start/finish the online lessons
Once you complete the online lessons you will see the words – PICK A CLINIC This is the in-person portion of the clinic.