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How to Become a Soccer Referee in Louisiana

A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches. The U.S. Soccer Grassroots License has both an online and in-person component. Grassroots Referees will register for courses and be certified through State Referee Committees.

The Grassroots Referee Course will be found in the new U.S. Soccer Learning Center. The Learning Center will serve as a new one-stop shop for referees. In the Learning Center, all referees will have access to supplemental educational resources, their registration history and support from the U.S. Soccer Referee Department. The centralized platform will improve connectivity and collaboration between referees, State Referee Committees and U.S. Soccer.

Step 1 – Register 

Registration is an easy process performed online through US Soccer’s Learning Center. Start by simply creating a Profile in the US Soccer Learning Center. There are fees to complete the required course work so be sure to have ready your credit or debit card available when registering. All candidates must be 13 years or older to create a profile and to register as a Grassroots Referee. To start your registration in the US Soccer Learning Center 

Step 2  –  Follow Closely the Step-by-Step Instructions 

The Grassroots experience includes online coursework to include:
  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
  • Safe Sport Training (if 18 years old or older – required by Federal Law)
  • Online Video Instruction
  • Grassroots Referee Certification Quiz
***The Grassroots experience also includes an in-person field training session.***
Questions? Feel free to reach out to our Assignor for more info!