Upcoming Referee Courses Details

Posted by EFSC President on Aug 08 2019 at 07:11AM PDT

Dates of courses coming soon

Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified soccer referee. The referee certification has three components:
· A four-hour online module on the US Soccer Federation Learning Center website plus a 1.5 hour online module on “Safe Sport.” Instructions below*.

· In-person classroom training consisting of 4 hours in the class plus another hour on-field training.

· Becoming a dues-paying member of the Hudson Valley Soccer Referee Association (HVSRA) and getting your patch.

*Instructions for the USSF Learning Center:

Paste in the URL if the above link does not get you there directly. Establish an account by going to “sign up,” top of page, for the GrassRoots course as a new referee and pay the $20 fee. Use the referee student’s email (can include that of the parent as a secondary email—communications will go to both). Upon completion, download and print the certificate—-this is critically important as it will be your admission to the local classroom session (second component above). * PLEASE DO THIS RIGHT AWAY*

You also must take Safe Sport. U.S. Soccer has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as a foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Go to OR …Click on Take SafeSport Training and then Register… no charge for this; Again, it is critically important for you to download and print the certificate.

Upon completion of the Learning Center items, you will be given a choice of class location and field sessions for which to register to complete your training. Please check your emails for this invitation and directions. The initial class/course sessions (4-6 hours total) are scheduled for Saturday, August 17 in White Plains starting at 10 a.m. and Sunday August 18 in Eastchester, starting at noon. More sessions are being set up in East Fishkill and Marlboro High School for late August. The cost for the clinic and field session is $150; it includes a full uniform (with two shirts) and gear (line flags, whistle, yellow/red cards, flip coin, carrying bag). Upon registration for the field clinic, our supplier Score Sports will send you an email with a code and instructions to place your order with them on line. You will indicate your shirt and short sizes, whether male or female shirt style, and your address to where they will ship your kit.

Those who will be 18 years old or older by the end of 2020 must also take the (quick) Risk Management protocol.

Total cost is $210 ($20 paid to the US Soccer Federation before taking the online course, $150 for the clinic/field training and the uniform kit, $40 dues to HVSRA).
Any questions, contact Rob Miller at

Thank you,

Rob Miller