Training Information

Training Information

The 18-hour/6 sessions course covers the Laws of the Game, officiating techniques, and game management. At the end of the course, there will be a 100 question, multiple-choice test for registration with USSF. Upon passing the entry-level test, participants will register with the United States Soccer Federation as a Grade 8 referee. Participants should bring: Notebook, writing materials, and a check for $30 payable to WMSOA (covering the course material and instructor fees) to the first session. They will receive a Laws of the Game book and other course materials at that time. At the conclusion of the course, participants will need a check for $40 payable to Maryland Soccer Referees to register with USSF and a separate check for $20 (if under 18) or $25 (if adult) payable to WMSOA for their yearly dues. We encourage adults, teens, parents, players, and coaches to enroll in this course. Participants should be at least 12 years of age. Please invite your friends, teammates, and other adults to take this course with you. By refereeing youth and adult matches, you will earn good money while you help players, coaches and spectators enjoy "the beautiful game". Please send any questions about the class to Steve Horton at StephenSHorton@netscape.net