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ASA is always in need of additional referees! Becoming a referee is a fairly simple process! 

Grade 9 Recreational Referee Clinic
Grade 9 Referee – minimum age 12. This level of a referee will work games that are Under 4-8. Small sided games of 4v4. These games have only one referee. This is the perfect place for the 12-year-old and some 13/14 year-olds to start with refereeing. The Grade 9 Referee clinic is 5.5 hours on site where they will learn the basic information of the “how to’s” of refereeing.


Grade 8 Basic Referee Clinic
Grade 8 Referee – minimum age 13. This level of a referee can work up to Under-16 games as either a referee or an assistant referee. The age level of game one will work will depend on the referees age. The Grade 8 Entry level clinic includes an online session that is critical to their success as a new referee. The online portion is done prior to the date of the classroom session. The classroom session is eight hours. This clinic will provide information on all Laws of the Game.

GR7 Entry Level Clinic 
Grade 7 Referee – minimum age 17. This level of referee will be able to work any youth or amateur adult match. (Depending on one’s ability of course) This GR7 entry level clinic consists of an online, field and classroom session. The online is done prior to the actual clinic date. This clinic is designed for those that have played or coached soccer at the 15-U and above level. Also, this clinic is ideal for the returning referee who has taken a few years off. Do not sign up for this clinic if you have never played, coached or refereed.


Upcoming Referee Clinics

How to Become a USSF Grassroots Referee

Requirement – you must be 13 or older.

There is two part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Grassroots Referee.

Sign up for a Grassroots online course. Fee required at sign up. 


Part 1 - Sign up for the Grassroots Online Lessons.

There are 21 modules in the online portion. All 21 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours to complete in full.


Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend.

Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in person clinic to go to. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.

The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors.

Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.

You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.


To Register for a Grassroots Clinic:

Log into – OMS

Click – Find Clinic

Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before

Select – Grassroots Referee Online Lessons


Start/finish the online lessons

Select the Grassroots In-person Training

Amarillo – Next Class will be in August. Date to be announced. 

Eric Bares

Eric Bares

Referee Assigner