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Outdoor Referee Certification Requirements Grade 8

U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program
Referee Certification Requirements Grade 8
July 2016

 


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 the game.

 

Certification Requirements

Age Determined by the State Referee Association - Mo 12 years of age - per Child Labor Laws for MO
Previous Game Experience Determined by the State Referee Association - Mo None
Previous Grade Experience Determined by the State Referee Association - Mo None
Training Complete the Grade 8 Referee Course *
Laws of the Game Test Pass the Grade 8 Referee Test - Mo this is done during the single day of classroom after applicants have completed the required online work. Passing score is 80% or higher
Fitness Test Not Applicable
Practical Evaluation Not Applicable

Annual Recertification Requirements

Training Determined by the State Referee Association - Mo Attendance of a re-certification clinic
Laws of the Game Test Pass the Grade 8 Referee Test - Mo online through signup for the re-recertification clinic, passing score 80% or higher
Fitness Test Not Applicable
Practical Evaluation Not Applicable

Notes: 
All State Referee Association requirements must be made public. All training requirements can be completed online and/or in the classroom setting as determined by the State Referee Association and there are no minimum number of hours associated with either requirement. At a minimum, U.S. Soccer recommends that training includes the completion of all online training materials for the Grade 8 Referee Course. * Mo requires class room session. 

* Mo Current Grade 8 training is both online and with a single day in the classroom.  New referees must also attend a field training session during their first year registered.  Those referee will not be allowed to re-register for the next registration year until this is done.  All sign up for entry clinics, as well as online classwork, is posted at https://mrdp.gameofficials.net