What are the referee grades?
Current Grade 7, 8 and 9 referees will become Grassroots referees. Grade 5 and 6 referees will become Regional referees. Grade 3 and 4 referees will now be National referees while Grade 1 and 2 referees will be FIFA Referees.
What is a USSF referee?
Grassroots Referees officiate in grassroots and youth competitions, small-sided games, recreational and competitive youth competitions, and adult amateur competitions. Regional Referees officiate in competitions organized at regional or provincial level & adult games below the top division.
What level is a Premier League referee?
Level one referees officiate Football League matches and further promotion can be to the Select Group (Professional Referees) who referee on the Premier League and then the three sub-levels of FIFA Referee. The highest level is FIFA Elite. International level referees appear on FIFA list of referees.
What is a Grade 8 referee?
Grade 8 – Competitive Youth Referee The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service thegame.
What is a Grade 9 referee?
The purpose of the Grade 9 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the small sided and recreational youth game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.
What is a Level 6 referee?
Level 4 – Supply ( Supply Leagues) Level 5 – Senior County (County Leagues) Level 6 – County (County leagues) Level 7 – Junior (Amateur leagues) Level 8 – Youth (Junior Referee below age of 16)
What do the referee grades mean in soccer?
All referees affiliated with FIFA have a designated referee grade. The grade indicates the qualification of the referee to officiate at various levels of local, national and international soccer competition.
How are referee grades determined by the USSF?
The grade indicates the qualification of the referee to officiate at various levels of local, national and international soccer competition. There is a common misconception that these grades are related to elementary or secondary school grades – they’re not, they are assigned by USSF.
How old do you have to be to be a referee in USA?
Grade 9 Referees: Very young aspirants to refereeing may take an abbreviated training course and be registered as Grade 9 which qualifies them only for very young “small sided” matches (usually seven and eight year old players in six per team matches)
How many referees are there in US Soccer?
U.S. Soccer is committed to producing a variety of referee education resources aimed at supporting the approximate 140,000 members across the country that service amateur games at the youth and adult levels.