Become a Referee

Become a US Soccer Certified Referee!

Which course is right for me?

Every season there are more teams, new leagues and more games scheduled; and Colorado needs more referees who are serious about the game and want a great job!

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Referees of all ages are welcome; however adults and those age 14 and older are strongly encouraged to take the course. There are games at all levels! Be a positive part of making soccer programs a success.  Refereeing can lead to exciting opportunities if you take the job seriously, and have a desire to succeed and advance!

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  •  Meet and work with great people!
  • Great job for those looking to make some money!
  • A job that you can coordinate with your own soccer schedule!
  • Are you one of those tough critics on game day? Get certified, understand the Laws of the Game and help the program by sharing your knowledge with other for the benefit of soccer!
  • Provide the players a safe, fun, level playing field.
  • It’s a healthy job - get paid to exercise!
  • Young referees can build life skills - self confidence, communication, decision making, responsibility
  • Traveling to the fields to watch your children play – work a game before or after and get paid, track your mileage, it’s a tax deduction as an Independent Contractor!
  • United States Soccer Federation certified referees and can work events across the U.S.  Traveling with your child’s team? You can apply to work games at tournaments across the country, opportunities are numerous!
  • US Soccer Referee certification is transferrable if you find yourself relocating to another state.
  • You've watched the referees working high level youth events, ECNL, National Championships the MLS games, and even the international games - Wonder how you can reach that level? Have a desire to take your referee career beyond the local youth leagues? Everyone starts as an entry level  referee – start now on reaching your new goals!

Everyone hears about the negative, the “horror” stories about being a referee.  Those situations are really few and far between.  The number of games that are played and enjoyed by teams, coaches, players and REFEREES every week are great in number.  Refereeing is a challenging yet very rewarding job, and is a major part of the success of soccer programs!  There is a game and level for everyone, get certified and help the youngest players enjoy their weekend fun, or work to take your refereeing career to the highest level.  More referees are needed out on the fields with every season! 

 Every game needs a referee….otherwise it’s just a scrimmage!  

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The process is easy as 1, 2, 3 - grab the whistle!
Becoming a US Soccer certified in Colorado is easier, and more intuitive then ever!  The course has 2 components before you can take the whistle!

The Course:
US Soccer Grade 8 Course – offers you the most opportunities a an entry level referee.

US Soccer Grade 9 Recreational Referee - provide you training for recreational and small-side games.


Referee - Grade 8 Course

Start here - Part 1 - Online Course Work

Part  2  -  5 hour on-field training session…

Get your uniform & equipment & you are ready for games!

Recreational Referee - Grade 9 Course 

Start here - Part 1 - Online Course Work

Part  2  -  3.0 hour on-field training session…

Get your uniform & equipment & you are ready for games!

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When you register for a course...

WRITE DOWN THE USERNAME & PASSWORD THAT YOU CREATE for!  You will need this to log in to complete your online training, and it will be your account for getting games and receiving assignments. will be a frequently visited system from becoming a referee and throughout your career!

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