The Cal South Referee Program’s goal is to create and grow a qualified and well-trained group of referees. These referees will be instructed at and held to the highest standards with the intent of maintaining a safe and enjoyable playing environment for Cal South members of all ages and skill levels. Cal South referees will thoroughly understand and appropriately apply the Laws of the Game.
The Cal South Referee Program strives to actively recruit, develop, certify, and advance referees for all levels of play.
New Grassroots Referee Registration Checklist
Minimum age requirement: 13 Years of age
- Cost of $55 paid online: To register and pay: click here
Create a U.S. profile for the Referee.
The “Grassroots Referee Online Course” is the first of two course requirement components that must be completed through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
- To complete this course: Click here [Duration of course: 4 hours]
After creating your profile, check your email inbox or spam folder for an email verification link sent by U.S. Soccer. Click on it to verify your email address. Note: If registering referee is a minor, both the referee and a parent must each click on the verification link.
“Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments” is the second part of two course requirement components that must be completed through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
- To complete this course: Click here [Duration of course: 25 minutes]
Register to attend a Grassroots Referee In Person (3 hours) Field Training session.
- For full listings: Click here
If you are 18 years of age or older and registering to become a referee, you must also complete the following two compliance items…
If you are 18 or older, you will need to complete the Department of Justice (DOJ) background check and Live Scan fingerprinting process.
- To complete this, download the Live Scan form and instructions: Click here
SafeSport Training needs to be completed annually by all referees 18 years or older.
- To register for a SafeSport Training course through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center: Click here
Additional Officiating Elements
- Join a local Referee Association in order to receive matches for work.
- To find a Referee Association in your area: Click here
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- Every purchase via the link below for the Capelli Sport/Cal South Referee Program’s online store helps with funding for our program:
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