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Details on the new U.S. Soccer Referee Pathway can be read here. If you were certified in 2017 or 2018 and your certification has lapsed, you can recertify by completing the below online only requirements.
If you attended and completed a Grassroots Entry Referee Course between July 2019 and December 2019, you do not have to recertify. You are already certified through December 31st, 2020.
Please review the Grassroots Referee Profile for general information and expectations of a Grassroots Referee.
The 2019-2020 changes to the Laws of the Game are much more extensive than in most years. If you will be refereeing in the Fall of 2019, it is of utmost importance that you complete the Grassroots Recertification Online Course.
The 2019-2020 Laws of the Game became effective June 1st, 2019; you have likely seen them live in action during the Women's World Cup, Gold Cup and other competitions this summer.
These programs and initiatives align with the U.S. Soccer Referee Program's goal of providing more practical training on the field, as opposed to the previous mandatory classroom sessions. U.S. Soccer and the SRC believe these programs and opportunities will better train and develop Grassroots Referees for the modern game. Free registration for these events will be in the Learning Center and also posted here.
The LOTG are also available as an app on both Android and iOS.
GAReferees.Gameofficials.net is no longer in use for courses or registration.
Email Anne Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) for general questions about the Georgia Soccer Referee Program.
Email U.S. Soccer (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) for general questions about the Learning Center, issues creating your account, background checks, etc.