Becoming a soccer referee offers valuable opportunities. It lets you stay connected to the game, learn its ins and outs, and develop life skills such as leadership, communication, and decision-making. As a referee, you contribute to fair play and sportsmanship on the field, all while staying active and gaining experience. Beyond the game, it’s a chance to support your community, guide young players, and be part of a close-knit referee community.
Explore the process of becoming a USSF Referee, including course requirements and steps.
Advance beyond the grassroots level, discover pathways, and elevate your game assignments.
Don’t miss out on year-round referee opportunities with WYSA-sanctioned tournaments.
Explore the Referee progression in the United States, from Grassroots to Regional Referee. Choose between Referee and Assistant Referee tracks for a shot at National or higher grades. This journey is open to officials with the skill, dedication, and athleticism to reach the game’s highest levels. Visit the U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center to learn more.