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BECOME A REFEREE

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NEW REFEREES
We are always looking for new referees age 13 and above.  We invite you to learn about the game of soccer and how to officiate a soccer game.  Our program uses a developmental pathway for referees to help improve their skills while gaining experience.  We utilize a mentorship program with graded introduction into the referee role with regular feedback and support.  Refereeing is a great opportunity to help create an environment where every player has the right to develop and compete in a fair, fun and safe environment. 

 

TO BECOME A REFEREE

  • Create a USSF Learning Center account and register for our next course here:

 

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/4744

 

  • Registration costs $45 and covers the cost of the training and US Soccer Referee Fees.  Plan on 4-6 hours total to finish the online course modules (done through the Learning Center).  We recommend not waiting - start now.

  • Complete the background check and pay the associated $30 fee.  There are a few basic questions to answer here - very straightforward

  • Complete the in-person field training.  Our next class is planned for 3/12/22 at 10a.

  • Be sure to save your registration receipts - you can turn these fees back to our club for reimbursement once you referee 3 games with us.


IN-PERSON FIELD TRAINING

Candidates should bring the following items: 

  • Clothing appropriate to run around, play soccer, and be comfortable based on the weather

  • Any referee gear already purchased or available – whistle and/or flags.

  • Something to write with and on

  • A device with the IAFB app: https://www.theifab.com/logapp/ with the current laws of the game. A printed version would also work (https://www.theifab.com). 

  

Course Details

  • Minimum age is 13 years old

  • The total cost of the course is $75 plus a transaction fee

  • If you are 18 years of age or older there is a mandatory US Soccer NCSI background check.

  • All assignments must be completed to be certified as a grassroots referee.

 

For questions please contact:

-Darren Pullen (Clark Fork Soccer Alliance Referee Mentor) - 406-531-1403, pullendarren@yahoo.com 

-Dave Wrobleski (Clark Fork Soccer Alliance President) - wysaplains@gmail.com 

-Justin Harcrow (Montana State Referee Admin) syra@mtsra.org
-Jack Dockery (Montana State Referee Committee) jack.dockery@montana.edu

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