Guide to Getting Started

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GETTING STARTED

GRADE 8 COMPETITIVE YOUTH REFEREE

Requirements and Classes

 

Grade 8 Competitive Youth Referee

​ 2018 Winter Class schedule 

Prerequisite online training link posted below

PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS below CAREFULLY!

 

COURSE NUMBER DATE LOCATION
23050 Saturday February 24, 2018 East Brunswick
23053 Sunday February 25, 2018 Hasbrouck Heights
23054 Saturday March 3, 2018 Budd Lake
23051 Saturday March 10, 2018 East Brunswick
23052 Sunday March 11, 2018 Cherry Hill
 
 

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, no exceptions.

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 complete all the pre-requsite training, do not bring certificates to the class or for any other reason you do not or cannot attend, 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 receive a Certificate of Completion

You can immediately 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 or be able to show on a mobile devise all 18 certificates of completion the morining of 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%

 

 

 

How to Become A Grade 9 Recreation Referee

GRADE 9 Recreational Referee Requirements and Information

 
This class is geared toward the youth referee who wants to start officiating recreational games as well as working as an assistant referee for compettitve travel games up to U14. 
 
1.     Minimum 14 years of age on the day of the class, no exceptions
2.     Can only be a referee for  RECREATIONAL soccer games and an Assistant Referee for Competitve Youth games up to U14
3.     Cannot be a REFEREE for  travel games, only an assistant referee up to U14
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 80%
6.     Click HERE for additional information
 
Grade 9 Referee Classes are held by club request only.  In order to allow the club to register their members first, the class will not open for general registration until date listed.  Once the date is reached, no code will be needed to register.
 

2018 Grade 9 Recreational Referee Course 

Course Num

Date

Hosting Club

Location

23865

Saturday Jan 27, 2018

GREATER FLEMINGTON SC

FLEMINGTON opens 12/29/17

23665

Saturday Feb 3, 2018 

MILLVILLE SOCCER CLUB

MILLVILLE opens 1/5/18

22279

Saturday Feb 10, 2018 

ROXBURY SOCCER CLUB 

SUCCASUNNA opens 1/12/18

23138

Saturday Feb 17, 2018 

PINELANDERS YOUTH SOCCER 

HOWELL opens 1/19/18

24249

Saturday Feb 24, 2018

CHERRY HILL SOCCER CLUB

CHERRY HILL opens 1/24/18

23139

Sunday Feb 25, 2018 

WESTFIELD SOCCER ASSOCIATION  

SCOTCH PLAINS opens 1/19/18

24457

Sunday March 4, 2018

TINTON FALLS SOCCER CLUB

TINTON FALLS opens 2/2/18

23864

Saturday March 10,2018

WEST ESSEX FOOTBALL CLUB

NORTH CALDWELL opens 2/9/18

23804

Saturday March 24,2018

PISCATAWAY SOCCER ASSOCIATION

PISCATAWAY opens 2/23/18

24364

Sunday March 25, 2018

HAMILTON TWP REC SOCCER ASSOCIATION

HAMILTON opens 2/24/18

23201

Saturday April 7, 2018 

JEFFERSON YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION  

LAKE HOPATCONG opens 3/9/18

Class fee: $60.00
No full refunds are given.  If you cannot attend the class for any reason, you will be refunded only the USSF registration cost less a $5 administrative charge.  Your class fee and administrative charge is non-refundable.  Your registration for the class demonstrates your agreement and understanding of this policy.
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
 
 

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