Requirement – 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.
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.
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.
You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.
To Register for a Grassroots Clinic:
Log into – OMS
Click – Find Clinic
Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before
Select – Grassroots Referee Online Lessons
Start/finish the online lessons
Select the Grassroots In-person Training
[INSERT LOCATION AND DATE]
Once you have successfully completed the 2 part course you will need to register as a referee with your association. Go to www.gnwsa.com, on the left hand side select Board. Scroll down until you find the Referee Assignor and click on the link to send an email to the assignor and let them know who you are and that you are a new referee.