BECOME A REFEREE

NEW REFEREES
We are always looking for new referees age 13 and above.  We invite you to learn about the game of soccer and how to officiate a soccer game.  Our program uses a developmental pathway for referees to help improve their skills while gaining experience.  We utilize a mentorship program with graded introduction into the referee role with regular feedback and support.  Refereeing is a great opportunity to help create an environment where every player has the right to develop and compete in a fair, fun and safe environment. 

 

TO BECOME A REFEREE

Complete registration with USSF and signup for our course here: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/1628

This course requires a background check ($30) and completion of online and in-person training ($45)

There are many New Referee class held across Montana, our next class is to be determined.  Once you complete your online learning you will be able to register for a class.   There are other classes throughout the state, others may be added. 


IN-PERSON TRAINING

Candidates should bring to the classroom session the following items: 

  • Something to write with and on

  • A mobile device like a cell phone, laptop or tablet for activities.

  • A device with the current laws of the game  (LOTG) which can be downloaded from the IFAB or from your online session under the resources tab.  A printed version would also work. 

  • There are also mobile apps on the Law of the Game for android and iOS (doesn't work on all phones).

 

Candidates should bring to the field session the following items: 

  • Clothing appropriate to run around, play soccer, and be comfortable based on the weather

  •  Any referee gear already purchased or available – whistle and/or flags.

 

Course Details

  • The cost of the course is $45 plus a transaction fee

  • If you are 18 years of age or older there is a mandatory US Soccer NCSI background check.

  • All assignments must be completed to be certified as a grassroots referee.

 

For questions please contact Nick Lawyer (Wildhorse Youth Soccer Association President) WYSAPlains@gmail.com or JUSTIN HARCROW (INSTRUCTOR) justinharcrow@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Advice for New Referee

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Montana Referee Course List

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Rules of the Game

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Getting Paid from Montana Youth Soccer

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Uniforms

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Laws of the Game

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