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Become A Referee


Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A Referee?

Welcome to the Indiana Soccer Referee Association. New referees must be 13 years or older at the time of registration. Refereeing soccer can be one of the most rewarding ways to service the game and make extra money. Some of our best referees have been players, coaches, and parents. We look forward to seeing you on the field soon!

Becoming a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referee takes just a few steps:

STEP I: Visit the U.S. Soccer Learning Center and create a profile. CREATE ACCOUNT

 STEP II: Verify your email, AND your parent's email address (if under 18).

      STEP III: Review eligibility, admission, experience, and common questions. VIEW COURSE TYPES & INFO 

      STEP IV: Select a courseVIEW COURSE LIST

      STEP V: Complete all online coursework before attending the on-field experience (must be completed in order to attend).

      STEP VI: Attend and pass the on-field experience (passing background check results required before attending if over 18).

      STEP VII: Buy a uniform, and work your first game.  DISCOUNTED UNIFORM PRICING

The candidate is then registered as a U.S. Soccer Grassroot Referee and given their USSF badge. The online course and on-field experience is scheduled by leagues, clubs, and other groups that wish to increase the pool of referees in their area.

We highly recommend that you review your schedule (Soccer practice time, soccer game schedule, school events/activities, social engagements, family activities/vacations, holiday schedule, etc.) before registering. 

Each class has a person you can contact if you encounter any challenges or have questions that you need to answer.  You can also contact the District Referee Administrator (DRA) in your area.

We generally schedule 40-50 training classes throughout the state of Indiana.  The new referee training/classes are primarily scheduled between September and March and not during the playing season.

If you are a club/team/administrator and are interested in hosting a course with your club or group, please contact your District Referee Administrator (DRA).