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How to Become a Soccer Referee in Utah

All USSF affiliates, including the Utah Youth Soccer Association and the Utah Soccer Association, require that all participating referees be certified by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The Utah State Soccer Referee Committee (USSRC) is the governing body for Utah's USSF referees. It is the goal of this committee to actively recruit, develop, certify and advance referees for all levels of play.

The Utah Soccer Referee program offers two Entry Level clinics, the USSF Grade 8 Referee and Grade 9 Recreational Referee clinics, which are sponsored by affiliate organizations in various locations throughout the state. In order to become certified participants must attend one of the two courses. The courses differ in content and length. It is necessary to determine which clinic is more appropriate for age of the participant and/or the desired level of participation.

USSF Grade 9 Referee

Children between the ages of 12 and 14 must register as Grade 9 referees.

The USSF Grade 9 Recreational Referee may officiate games as either a Referee or Assistant Referee on recreational youth games for under-14 and younger only. They may not officiate older ages, competitive youth matches, or adult matches. For the latter matches, you must be at least a Grade 8 Referee. Once registered, all information of newly registered referees will be given to the referee assignors to ensure that all referees have the opportunity to participate as many games as possible. Certified assignors assign appropriate game assignments according to the age, division and skill level of the teams with the ages and experience of the referee to ensure a good experience for both teams and the referees themselves.

USSF Grade 8 Referee

Those age 14 or older must register as a Grade 8 referee.

This USSF Grade 8 course certifies participants to work as center referees as well as assistant referees in US Soccer affiliated games. Certified assignors assign appropriate game assignments according to the age, division and skill level of the teams with the ages and experience of the referee to ensure a good experience for both teams and the referees themselves. Once registered, all information of newly registered referees will be given to referee assignors to ensure that all referees have the opportunity to participate as many games as possible. Certified assignors assign appropriate game assignments according to the age, division and skill level of the teams with the ages and experience of the referee to ensure a good experience for both teams and the referees themselves

New Certification Instructions for New Grade 8 & Grade 9 Referees

Those interested in becoming a referee for the first time must complete following requirements PRIOR to attending an Entry Level clinic:


  1. Complete the US Soccer Grade 8 Online training modules at: (Click Here For The Module)
    Questions from the test are taken directly from those modules. DO NOT print Certificates of Completion for the online modules. For the "Clinic Number", enter "2017”.
  2. Complete Concussion Training at: (Click Here For The Module)
    Print a copy of the Certification of Completion for Concussion Training. You must present the certificate to an instructor at the clinic.
  3. Register as a referee and pay fees PRIOR to attending the clinic at (Click Here To Register)
    Those age 14 or older must register as a Grade 8 referee.
    Children between the ages of 12 and 14 must register as Grade 9 referee.
    Those current Grade 9 referees who have or will have reached the age of 14 by May 1, 2017 should register as Grade 8 referees
  4. Print a copy of your receipt. You must present a copy of your receipt to an instructor at the Entry Level clinic.
  5. Sign up for an ENTRY LEVEL CLINIC by locating the clinic of your choice at (Click Here To Sign UP), clicking on that clinic and following the instructions and link to sign up.
  6. Attend the entire 10 hours of an ENTRY LEVEL CLINIC and pass the written test to complete certification and receive a 2017 referee badge.


    Please contact SRA, Scott Harward, at scottieref@yahoo.com with any questions or assistance with registration.


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