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ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE COURSES
 
 
If your LSA club or organization wants to organize a Referee Course please contact

 

Tim Chiasson
State Director of Instruction (SDI)
tchiass@cox.net
 
or 

 

Bill Rushing
State Referee Chairman (SRC)
Bill.Rushing@wsnelson.com
 
 

 

 
 

How to Become a Soccer Referee in LA

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The game of soccer is growing in Louisiana and with it is the need for committed, knowledgeable and well-trained referees. The Louisiana Referee Development Program is committed to providing you with the education and training you need to become an effective referee and with opportunities for you to grow and develop in your craft. Life as a soccer referee is gratifying in that you become an essential part of the growth and development of young athletes.Bill Rushing  You also have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the finest referees in the region and in the country.  Finally, you can earn a decent wage being involved in a wonderful game and all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making life-long friends.
 
State Referee Chairman, Bill Rushing, welcomes all newcomers to the rewarding world of refereeing. When asked what the best advice he ever received from another referee was, Bill responded...
 
"Don't be in such a hurry to move up the ranks. Take it slow and learn from as many referees as you can. Always remember there is something you can do better."
 
The refereeing community in Louisiana is ready and committed to help you become the best soccer referee you can be.
 
To become a US Soccer Federation (USSF) Referee you must attend an Entry Level Clinic given by an instructor who has been trained and certified by the USSF. There is no exception even if you were a player or coach. Every referee begins at the same starting line.
 
Grade 9 Referee Course
The purpose of the Grade 9 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the small-sided and recreational youth game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.        Watch the US Soccer Video Introducing the Grade 9 Referee Course
 
Requirements
Age:  Candidates must be 12 years old or older.
Playing Experience:  Playing experience is not required, but is helpful in giving a candidate basic understanding of             the laws of the game.
Course:  The course is comprised of both classroom instruction and a field session.
Testing:   There will be a written exam at the end of the course. The exam requires a score of 80% or better to pass.
Length of Course:  8 hours with prior completion of online modules
 
Grade 8 Referee Course
The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for competitive and recreational youth games. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned accordingly to best service the game.        Watch the US Soccer Video Introducing the Grade 8 Referee Course
 
Requirements
Age:  Candidates must be 12 years old or older.
Playing Experience:  Playing experience is not required, but is helpful in giving a candidate basic understanding of             the laws of the game.
Course:  The course is comprised of an on-line component and both classroom instruction and a field session.
Testing:   There will be a written exam at the end of the course. The exam requires a score of 80% or better to pass.
Length of Course:  12 hours with prior completion of online modules

 

 
 
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