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)
tcchiass@gmail.com
 
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 across the state and with it is the need for committed, knowledgeable and well-trained referees. As a referee you become an essential part of the development of young players and the growth of the game in Louisiana.  You learn from some of the finest referees in the region and earn a decent wage and all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making life-long friends.
 
Course Schedule
 
Grade 8 Course     Mandeville     January 13-14     Mandeville Soccer Club     Cost: $50.00     Click Here - Blue NB
Grade 8 Course     Lafayette        January 14-15     UL ROTC Building            Cost: $50.00    Click Here - Blue NB
Grade 8 Course     Slidell             January 20-21     SMH - Wellness Pavilion   Cost $50.00      Click Here - Blue NB
 
US Soccer has numerous Referee Grades including Grades to referee futsal. Referee education, like coaching education, is progressive. To become a US Soccer Referee you must start by attending Entry Level Clinic. These courses are administered by US Soccer and LSA in collaboration with our State Referee Committee. 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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