Oregon Soccer Referees

Becoming a Referee

The first step for anyone who wishes to become a US Soccer official is completing an entry-level training course. A brief overview of the course options, and some other helpful information for prospective referees, can be found below. If you have additional questions, please contact coordinator@oregonreferee.com for support.

Referee Traits and Skills

Patience, optimism, and a comfort with people, are extremely handy traits for a referee. In addition, physical fitness, familiarity with the game (being a former player is beneficial but not necessary), knowledge of the Laws of the Game, and the ability to interpret and apply those Laws, are essential. A degree of physical and mental maturity to handle the job is also needed, which is why the minimum age for participants in the Grade 8 course is 13.

Course Opportunities

The Oregon Referee Committee offers entry-level referee courses year round, all over the state. To view a list of our upcoming training options, go to our homepage at www.oregonreferee.com and check out the "announcements" section. Registration for training courses should be completed through the website. If you do not currently see a convenient course option, check back frequently, as new training opportunities are added weekly, or contact coordinator@oregonreferee.com to find out when the next course will be provided in your area.

Upcoming Referee Courses

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