Interested in becoming a referee? It's a good way to earn a little extra money, while adding to your understanding and enjoyment of the game. In order to become a referee you must complete a two
part training and certification clinic. The first portion is online training found here. There are 18 modules of self guided instruction, ranging from 5 to 10 minutes each. At the end of each module print the completion certificate; you will need these at the in
UPSC and LSDSC are co-hosting a certification clinic August 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Curtis High School. This in person instruction is the second part of the clinic. Register here. This clinic includes a review of the online training, including clarification of anything you may not fully understand regarding the laws of the game, and a certification test.
Upon passing the test there is a $65.00 fee to cover the cost of the clinic and register with USSF. This enables you to ref the remainder of this year and all of next season. You only pay if you
pass the test. There will be a meeting on Sunday, August 12 for anyone who would like to work games in University Place or Lakewood in the Fall. This meeting will cover the procedures for getting
assigned to work games throughout Pierce County, but especially for the two hosting clubs.
If you have any questions please contact the UPSC Referee Assignor Richard Wunderle.
Additional Information Links
Laws of the Game - Straight from US Soccer and FIFA.
WYS Small-Sided Rules -If you referee small-sided games you should become familiar with these rules.