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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 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 8 Referee Course This course prepares an individual for matches of all youth games up to U14. The suggested 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 17 and must be a Grade 8 referee for 1 year.


For Grade 7 certification there is no fitness test.


Grade 6 Referee Course Minimum age for Grade 6 Referee is 18 years old.


Complete Grade requirements can be found here.


Complete course requirements, including pre-course online testing will be posted as the information becomes available.

USSF Referee Grades Explained


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