The purpose of this course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth games with intensive training in the Laws of the Game. Graduates who complete the class and pass the exam are eligible to work competitive youth matches as referees or assistant referees.

Grade 8 Referee Certification Requirements
Age Minimum 13 years old
Previous Game Experience None
Previous Grade Experience None
Training Complete Grade 8 Referee Course (Classroom)
Laws of the Game Test Pass the Grade 8 Referee Test (80%)
Fitness Test Not Applicable
Practical Evaluation Not Applicable

The Grade 8 course is an 6-hour class. The course fee is $70.00 and includes US Soccer registration. Please plan on attending the entire course, regardless of other commitments. Those leaving may have to make up the time at another course at an additional expense.

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