The Referee certification process has recently change.   Much of the bookwork instruction is now web based.  The Referee candidate is to complete the on line module for the grade 9 and then the Grade 8, before the attend a referee class. It is recommend for coaches to complete the Grade 9 module to learn the laws of the game. 


Grade  9  Referee Training  Module
Grade 8  Referee Training Module


Anyone 12 years or older may become a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) certified referee.  Many young referees who etheir start with the Casper Soccer Club will continue on to state and national referee status.  Many adults take up refereeing to help the sport and for the enjoyment of the game and to earn some extra cash.  Current Casper referees have worked USYS Regional Events and National Championship tournaments, High School Matches and Collegiate Matches. 

The CSC requires all referees to hold an USSF Grade 9 or higher certification.  The Grade 9 Referee is the first step which allows a referee to work recreational games and to assist competitive games.  Young referees are typically assigned to the youngest age groups to gain experience and learn the art of refereeing.  The Grade 8 referee may referee recreational and competitive games. 
For the young referee, working the recreational games can be a great paying job.  For the more experienced referee, Wyoming State League and Soccer Tournaments provide more of a challenge and better pay as well.  Many coaches, Parents and Players work as referees at the tournament they attend for the enjoyment of the experience and to help pay for traveling expenses.

A Referee is an independent contractor, not an employee of CSC.  As such, the referee shall be responsible for paying all income, FICA and gross receipts taxes that may accrue as a result of referee services and will receive a 1099 if applicable.  Personal information may be collected in reference to independent contractor status.  Also the Referee shall provide his or her own equipment and uniforms. 

USSF Referee - Annual Renewal of Certification - Register by Dec 30th of each year.

 Learn the Off-Side Law
LAWS OF THE GAME
US Soccer Referee Information

Please contact the Casper Soccer Club Director of Referees, if you have any questions about becoming a referee or if you have any comments or concerns about Refereeing or Referees in General. 
 
Roger Brown
Referee Assignor/Grade 7 Referee
rogdog65@gmail.com