To become a US Soccer Federation (USSF) referee you must attend a series of training clinics given by a specially trained and certified instructor and pass the associated test. WYS sponsors the Grade 9, Grade 8 and Grade 7 clinics, which are hosted by affiliated clubs throughout the state. There is no exception to these requirements, even if you were a player or coach.
Grade 9 Recreational Referee Course This course is intended to introduce referees to the game with minimum training while gaining experience. The minimum recommended age to become a Grade 9 referee is 12 years old at the time of registration. This certification will allow you to referee small sided youth recreational games.
Grade 8 Referee Course This course prepares an individual for matches of all youth games up to U14. The minimum age to become a Grade 8 Referee is 12 at the time of registration. This certification will allow you to referee games for Wyoming League and at tournaments for teams up to U14.
For Grade 9 and Grade 8 certification there are no minimum requirements for game or grade experience, no fitness test or practical evaluation.
Grade 7 Referee Course This course prepares an individual for matches of adult amateur games. The minimum age to become a Grade 7 Referee is 18 and must be a Grade 8 referee for 1 year.
For Grade 7 certification there is no fitness test or practical evaluation.
Complete course requirements, including pre-course online testing will be posted as the information becomes available.
USSF Referee Grades Explained