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Click the link below to view the "Getting Started" presentation from the Grade 8 Competitive Youth Referee class

GETTING STARTED

GRADE 8 COMPETETIVE YOUTH REFEREE
Requirements and Classes

 

Grade 8 Competitive Youth Referee

Classes are now OPEN for Registration

COURSE NUMBER DATE LOCATION
12805 Sunday August 9 Edison Hilton Garden Inn
12806 Saturday August 22 Edison Hilton Garden Inn
12807 Saturday August 15 Eatontown Sheraton
12808 Sunday August 16 Mt Laurel Wyndam
12809 Sunday August 23 Saddlebrook Marriott
12811 Sunday September 20 Morristown Hyatt

 

Grade 8 Referee: Competitive Youth Games

 Requirements and Information

 

This Grade 8 Referee class is to certify referees for the competitive youth game.  Grade 8 referees may officiate both recreational and competitive "travel" soccer games.  The Grade 9 course is not required before taking the Grade 8.

A minimum of 20 people must register for a class to be held.

Must be 16 yrs of age the day of the class (if you will turn 16 yrs of age on or just prior to the date of the classroom session, you will need to contact the referee office to register: njrefoffice@verizon.net )

All referees 18yrs of age or older will submit to a background check, this is part of the registration process

Class fee: $160.00 fee includes USSF registration, classroom fee and Referee Starter kit .  More information will be provided at the class on how to order etc. 

If you do not attend your scheduled class, you will be refunded only the uniform and USSF registration costs, $90. The class fee of $65 plus a $5 administrative charge is nonrefundable.  Your registration for the class demonstrates your agreement and understanding of this policy.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER  AND COMPLETE THE REQUIRED ONLINE TRAINING PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CLASSROOM SESSION:

1) Register and pay for a course: Click here for REGISTRATION

Read and understand the refund policy before you register

2) Complete the online training: Click here for access to online training,   GRADE 8 ENTRY LEVEL ONLINE TRAINING

The online training consists of 18 modules

You will be prompted to input your name, state, email address and course number for each module

When you complete each module you will recieve a Certificate of Completion

You can immediatly print the certificate and it will also be emailed to you, if you do not get the Certificate you have done something wrong

You MUST print and bring all 18 with you to the class, if you do not bring them you will not be permitted to attend the class.

Click here for>> SAMPLE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

3) Attend the class and pass the in class exam, minimum score of 80%

 

 

 

Information on How to Become A Referee

 

The New Jersey State Referee Committee (NJSRC) administrates classes which certify and register successful attendees to become a USSF referee. The USSF has a referee grading system which specifies what level games the referee may officiate. In New Jersey you may become a new referee at either the Grade 9 or Grade 8 level.
 
 
 
United States Soccer Federation Referee Grades
 
The USSF currently has 14 referee grades:
  • Grade 16 – Emeritus State Referee
  • Grade 15 – Emeritus State Referee
  • Grade 14 – Emeritus National Referee
  • Grade 13 – Emeritus Professional Referee
  • Grade 12 – Assistant Referee
  • Grade 9 – Recreational Referee
  • Grade 8 – Competitive Youth Referee
  • Grade 7 – Adult Ameteur Referee
  • Grade 6 – State Referee
  • Grade 5 – State Referee
  • Grade 4 – National Referee
  • Grade 3 – Professional Referee
  • Grade 2 – FIFA Assistant Referee
  • Grade 1 – FIFA Referee
 
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GRADE 9 Recreational Referee Requirements and Information
 
This class is geared toward the youth referee who wants to start officiating recreational games.  Generally, recreational games are small sided, "in-town" games played by younger players.
 
1.     Minimum 14 years of age on the day of the class
2.     Can only officiate RECREATIONAL soccer game
3.     Cannot officiate travel games
4.     Must attend a one day classroom session in its entirety
5.     Pass a 50 question multiple choice classroom exam with a score of at least 75%
6.     Click HERE for additional information
 
Class fee: $60.00
Click here for class AGENDA
 
Grade 9 classes are scheduled at the request of a hosting soccer club. Clubs must be affiliated with the USSF.  Clubs interested in hosting a Grade 9 class should refer to the information at this link: Information and How to Request a Grade 9 Class for Your Club
 
 
 
 

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