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Regional Referee Requirements

 

Recertification Requirements for 2021

 
The following Regional Referee Recertification requirements must be completed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020:
 
  • Assessments
    • 90 minute; 11v11 matches only
    • Two (2) passing center assessments
      • One (1) must be amateur; one (1) must be highest youth level (18U to 19U)
    • Must be completed by two (2) different Regional Assessors (formerly Grade 5 Assessors)
      • ​One of the two (2) assessments must be completed by a Georgia Assessor
    • Assessments are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received.
  • Instruction
    • Qualifying instruction would include but is not limited to:
      • ​August 4th, 2019 clinic at Northgate, DA Events, Youth Regionals, or Amateur National Cup. Other events where instruction is provided may be approved at the discretion of the SRA.
  • Fitness Test
    • Male: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
 

Certification (Upgrade) Requirements for Current Grassroots Referees

 

The following Regional Referee Certification requirements must be completed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Note: You must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of three (3) years experience as a certified referee.

 

First, you must notify both the SRA and SDA via email of your intention to upgrade.

 

  • Assessments
    • 90-minute, 11v11 matches only
    • One (1) passing center developmental assessment required before continuing to upgrade assessments
      • ​Developmental assessment must be completed by a Georgia Assessor
    • Three (3) passing center assessments
      • Two (2) must be amateur; one (1) must be highest youth level (18U to 19U)
      • Must be completed by three (3) different Regional Assessors (formerly Grade 5 assessors)
        • ​One of the three (3) assessments must be completed by a Georgia Assessor
    • Assessments are $100; an assessor will not be assigned until payment has been received.
    • See Request an Assessment page for details.
  • Instruction
    • Qualifying instruction would include but is not limited to:
      • ​August 4th, 2019 clinic at Northgate, DA Events, Youth Regionals, or Amateur National Cup. Other events where instruction is provided may be approved at the discretion of the SRA.
  • Fitness Test
    • Male: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 1
    • Female: FIFA Women’s Referee Category 3
  • Game Log
    • 50 center referee, 25 assistant referee; amateur only
      • U19 is not amateur
      • ​Does not need to be completed to begin the upgrade process, but must be done before June 30, 2020
    • Email Game Log to SRA and SDA
      • Game log must include assignor email and phone in addition to all relevant match information
      • Falsification of game log may result in referral to Ethics & Grievance
For both certification (upgrade) and recertification, any referee who fails two or more assessments in one cycle will have their portfolio reviewed by the Regional Referee Panel. Additionally, if half or more of a referee’s assessments are marked as a low degree of difficulty by the assessor, the referee will have their portfolio reviewed by the Regional Referee Panel. The panel will evaluate the referee’s portfolio and determine to accept or decline. If declined, the panel will provide the referee with additional assessment requirements that need to be met to meet certification or recertification.
 
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