Become a Referee

We are glad you want to become a USSF Referee for Canton Soccer.

Once one registers, completes both requirements (online lessons and attend an in-person clinic) they will earn their 2023 USSF Referee badge. A 2023 badge will allow the new referee to referee the 2022 Fall season and ALL of 2023.

How to Become a USSF Grassroots Referee Requirements

You must be 13 or older.

There is two-part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Grassroots Referee. Sign up for a Grassroots online course. You will pay the fee when you sign up.

Part 1 – Sign up for the Grassroots Online Lessons. There are 21 modules in the online portion. All 21 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours to complete in full.
Module #1 gives concise instructions on how to proceed with the online content.

Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend. Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in person clinic to go to. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.

You must complete both parts to become a referee.

The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors. Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.

To Register for a Grassroots Clinic:

  1. Log into – OMS
  2. Click – Find Clinic Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before
  3. Select – Grassroots Referee Online Lessons
  4. Register/Pay
  5. Start/finish the online lessons
  6. Select the Grassroots In-person Training

There will be approximately 55-65 in person clinics offered between July 16 – Oct 31. We are planning on having our clinic in Canton in August before our season begins.

If you have any questions or comments, you may call or text me at 972-989-0033.

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