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WANT TO BECOME A NEW CERTIFIED REFEREE & WORK NCSL GAMES?

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In order to become a certified referee to work NCSL games, you will need to become certified through the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
 

How to Register for a New Grassroots Referee Class:

You can register and attend a new Grassroots class in any U.S. state, and once you become certified, you can be assigned games in any U.S. state.
 

To register for a new Grassroots referee class in the state of Maryland, follow the instructions below:

(1)  Go to:  http://marylandreferees.com/msr2/?page_id=21.

(2)  Read and follow the instructions on this webpage to register as a new referee and select a new Grassroots referee class.

To register for a new Grassroots referee class in the state of Virginia, follow the instructions below:

(1)  Go to:  https://www.vadcsoccerref.com/become-a-referee

(2)  Read and follow the instructions on this webpage to register as a new referee and select a new Grassroots referee class.

To register for a new Grassroots referee class in the state of West Virginia, follow the instructions below:

(1)  Go to:  https://sites.google.com/site/wvsareferees/becoming-a-referee?authuser=0

(2)  Read and follow the instructions on this webpage to register as a new referee and select a new Grassroots referee class.

 

NOTES:

  • You can register to attend any new Grassroots referee class listed that fits your schedule best.
  • The fee for the USSF registration and new Grassroots referee class is $80.
  • You will be required to re-certify as a referee each new year.
  • When selecting a referee class, please allow yourself adequate time to complete the online learning modules before attending the new Grassroots referee class. The online modules must be completed a few days before the referee class is scheduled to be held.

Referee Training:

The new Grassroots referee training is divided into two parts:

  • Field training | 4 hours
  • Classroom training | 3 hours

Local NCSL Referee Assignors
Our NCSL assignors utilize either www.arbitersports.com or www.gameofficials.net as their online referee assigning tool. This is where you will find the list of available NCSL games and how you will be assigned games.  You will need access to your local NCSL assignor’s online group to have access to this information.

Once you become certified or if you are already certified, please contact your local NCSL assignor (see list below) to request to be added to their online referee group.  Joining your local assignor’s online referee group does not obligate you to work any games.  You will always be able to select the NCSL games (ex. date, time, and location) you want to work.

For an updated list of NCSL assignors, go to

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS_hvNnq85JR9cU998MlS-hyCh4T_-lAP1hunhgWIszbHgMZc1pVC4u-Tng9xb3mbVZZ3ARwI_q6M-t/pubhtml?gid=475892078&single=true.

How to Be Assigned NCSL Games
Closer to the start of each season, you can opt to be pre-assigned NCSL games for the entire season (every weekend in advance), or you can pick up NCSL games from the weekly available game lists that your local NCSL assignor will post and also send by email.

If you need instructions on how to use either the www.arbitersports.com or www.gameofficials.net system, email your local NCSL assignor.

$200 NCSL Bonus

Referees that work at least 25 NCSL games as a center or assistant referee receive a $200 bonus!

 

Other Questions? 

If you have any questions or want more information regarding the following topics, email your local NCSL assignor:

  • How game assignments are made.
  • Types of available NCSL games
  • Location of NCSL games
  • Referee payscale for NCSL games