USSF Grassroots In-Person Referee Clinic Course Details

IMPORTANT: Read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY

This in-person clinic portion of a student's coursework includes practical exercises for aspiring candidates wishing to become U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees. The goal is to prepare the candidates by offering a SAFE, FUN, and reality-based, holistic experience. 

The purpose of this session is to provide an opportunity to reinforce concepts and a knowledge base covered in the online grassroots coursework via practical exercises. The focus must be on preparing the referee candidate to be ready for the first game.

The In-Person experience also includes online coursework to include:
■ Safe Sport Training (if 18 years old or older)
■ Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
■ Grassroots Referee Certification Quiz

This in-person clinic is Saturday 8/17/2019 starting at 10:00 am and will be performed as a field session. Please be at Gulf Coast Soccer Complex, 5601 Twin City Highway, Port Arthur, TX 77642 no later than 9:45 am

■ All participants must be 13 years or older.
■ Participants 18 years or older must complete U.S. Soccer's NCSI Background Check before attending the in-person clinic.

Items To Bring To Course
■ Appropriate training attire for forecasted weather outside.
■ Appropriate and comfortable footwear for outside field training (running shoes, turf shoes or cleats)
■ Water (and snacks if necessary)
■ A whistle (please purchase one prior to attending field training)
■ A properly inflated soccer ball
■ A chair if needed during breaks
■ A phone or tablet
■ Download the IFAB laws of the game app  onto your phone or tablet for the clinic
■ A notepad and writing utensil

Policy Regarding Order of Coursework
The online course does not need to be completed prior to attending this in-person clinic though it is highly recommended that you do such. If you do attend this in-person clinic prior to completing the online course work, you will still need to complete the online course work to finalize your referee certification.

Policy Regarding Minimum Number of Participants
 A minimum of 10 participants is required to hold this course. If 10 participants have not registered for the course 2 days prior, then the course may be canceled. If the course is canceled for this reason then registered candidates will be able to transfer to another New Grassroots Referee - In-Person Course

Policy Regarding Registration Fees & Refunds
The registration fee must be paid in full at the time of registration and the registration fee for the New Grassroots Referee - In-Person Course is non-refundable if a registrant withdraws from the course. Withdrawal requests must be made via email to the course lead instructor. By registering for this course you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the course policies regarding the minimum number of participants, registration fees, and refunds

USSF Grassroots Referee Clinic Course Schedule