If you are interested in officiating for NVSC, but are not yet certified as a USSF Soccer Referee, please visit the State Referee Website (see State Referee Program Link).
To see a list of available courses, on the State Referee Program main page click on the "CLINIC LISTING" link on the upper left side. To begin, you will need to register with the the state office and select a clinic that fits your schedule for the referee grade you want to attain. When searching for a clinic to attend, we are in the North Region, and you are looking for the New Referee Clinic.
There are two entry level grades for a referee:
- Grade 8 - This grade requires completion of the Grade 8 referee course and passing the end of course exam. This course can be taken online or in classroom. The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game U19 and younger.
- Grade 9 - This grade requires completion of the Grade 9 referee course and passing the end of course exam. This course can be taken online or in classroom. The purpose of the Grade 9 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the small sided and recreational youth games U14 and younger.
If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the State Office directly at email@example.com.
Once you have completed the required instruction and received your patch, you will need to obtain the Official US Soccer Referee Uniform - see below for more information. Don't wait until the last minute, especially if you have to order the uniform. You will not be permitted to officiate a game without having the minimum uniform elements. There are several online sources for uniforms, Official Sports, Soccerone, Lawfive, etc... Below are examples of the approved referee shirt and other accessories.
You will also need to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the email distribution lists. That will ensure that you receive vital information about upcoming referee events as well as be updated on the process for getting assignments, officiating matches, etc.
We look forward to having you work with us on the pitch!!!!