US Soccer Referee Program has changed the classification system that is currently used to identify referee grades, referee names, and certification/re-certification requirements. 


Here are the changes:

  • Newly Certified Referees must be 13 years of age
  • All referees under the age of 13 that have been certified prior to 7/1/19 will be grandfathered in.
  • Referee Grades (NOT SCHOOL GRADES) 7, 8 and 9 will be grouped together and called "Grassroots Referees".
  • Once online training is complete, you must complete a Field Training Event. Once the FTE is complete, you will receive your Referee Badge.