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Referees

Be A Referee

Referees are critical to soccer – the game can’t be played without them. The referee’s job is to be the person in charge of the game. He is the independent arbiter and manager of the game. Her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.

The referee’s No. 1 one concern is to keep the game as SAFE as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and other players.

The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves. He interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred.

Becoming a soccer referee is an exciting way to share your passion for the sport you love. The professional development of a soccer official begins with a Grassroots entry-level course taught by a certified instructor. Once you complete this course, you are a certified US Soccer Grassroots Referee, and you are able to officiate any youth match in the United States as a Referee and an Assistant Referee. This prepares you for the upgrade process to officiate adult soccer matches.

Find Out More and Sign Up To Be A Referee!

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