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Referees

Are you a currently certified US Soccer Referee?  Want to work games at home fields for REAL Colorado? 

  • Playthewhistle.com, USSF Assignors Kim Park & Denise Duran are the Assignors for REAL competitive, and recreational league games, ECNL, and tournaments.
  • GameOfficials.net is the web based assignment system used by PTW.
  • Need to be added to the PTW Assignor Group in GameOfficials.net? Contact PTW
  • New Referee? Need to be set up in GameOfficials.net? Contact PTW

www.playthewhistle.com

Kim Park – kimpark@playthewhistle.com 303-550-6703

Denise Duran – deniseduran@playthewhistle.com 303-550-5282

We look forward to getting you out on the fields

Become a US Soccer Certified Referee!

Every season there are more teams, new leagues and more games scheduled; and Colorado needs more referees who are serious about the game and want a great job!

Referees of all ages are welcome; however adults and those age 14 and older are strongly encouraged to take the course. Be a part of making soccer programs a success.  Refereeing can lead to exciting opportunities if you take the job seriously, and have a desire to succeed and advance!

Need some more convincing?

  • Meet and work with great people!
  • Great job for those looking to make some money!
  • A job that you can coordinate with your own soccer schedule!
  • Are you one of those tough critics on game day? Get certified, understand the Laws of the Game and help the program by sharing your knowledge with other for the benefit of soccer!
  • Provide the players a safe, fun, level playing field.
  • Traveling to the fields to watch your children play – work a game before or after and get paid, track your mileage, it’s a tax deduction as an Independent Contractor!
  • United States Soccer Federation certified referees and can work events across the U.S.  Traveling with your child’s team? You can apply to work games at tournaments across the country, opportunities are numerous!
  • US Soccer Referee certification is transferrable if you find yourself relocating to another state.
  • See the referees working MLS games, International games? Have a desire to take your referee career to the highest level?  Everyone starts as an entry level grade 8 referee – start now on reaching those goals!

Everyone hears about the negative, the “horror” stories about being a referee.  Those situations are really few and far between.  The number of games that are played and enjoyed by teams, coaches, players and REFEREES every week are great in number.  Refereeing is a challenging yet very rewarding job, and is a major part of the success of soccer programs!  There is a game and level for everyone, get certified and help the youngest players enjoy their weekend fun, or work to take your refereeing career to the highest level.  More referees are needed out on the fields!

Every game needs a referee….otherwise it’s just a scrimmage!

The process:

To become US Soccer certified in Colorado is easier, and more intuitive then ever!  The course is now offered to you with an online component and just 8 hours total of class/field training! Participants register online, complete the online modules & testing prior to the class session for the course you register for via the GameOfficials.net Registration & Learning Management system.

The Course:

The US Soccer Grade 8 Course – this is an entry-level certification that will allow you to work appropriate level recreational, competitive, youth and adult league games, tournaments, indoor, and other special events as the center referee and as an assistant referee.

Course Calendar:

The current list of courses offered can be found at https://coreferees.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm (copy & paste to your browser) or visit www.coreferees.org, and click on the Clinics/Events tab.

Referee Courses

Listed as

Entry Level Grade 8 – 1 Day or Entry Level Grade 8 – 2 Day.  Click the blue hyperlinks to expand and view the dates and locations of the courses

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Click the Blue Course numbers for the specifics, and to find the Click Here to register link.

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When you find a course that fits your schedule use the Click Here to register and follow the on screen prompts.

WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAME & PASSWORD THAT YOU CREATE!  You will need this to log in to complete your online training, and it will be important after completion of the course so that you can log in to your account and provide referee availability and receive game assignments.  GameOfficials.net will be a frequently visited system from becoming a referee and throughout your career!

Questions on becoming a referee?  We can help!

www.playthewhistle.com

Denise Duran

deniseduran@playthewhistle.com

Kim Park

kimpark@playthewhistle.com

Lela Marcin

lelamarcin@playthewhistle.com

 

 

 

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