USSF Certification for Affiliated Youth and Amateur Games

US Soccer entry referee course level is now Grassroots Referee.

Referee certification courses are offered (mostly) every month.

New York State requires referees be 14 years old or older in order to work as a Referee.

The three main parts to become a referee are:

1. Online Grassroots Referee Course Module, US Soccer Federation Learning Center (LC)

2. Zoom class led by an Eastern New York instructor (approx. 2 hour)

3. Field training session, conducted by local Referee Organization, (WSRO in Westchester), 2 hour, on the field.

To be admitted to a zoom class, one must first complete the Online Grassroots Referee Course 

Upon completion of the Field Training, the student will order his/her referee uniform package (consisting of 2 shirts, socks, shorts, yellow/red cards, line flags, whistle, flip coin and carrying bag–paid for as part of the course fee) and join a local referee association, for example Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) covering Westchester, Bronx.  

Click HERE for Instructions on how to register for ENY New Referee Course

This link should take you through the entire process, summarized as follows:

1) register for a Grassroots Course which has an associated ZOOM session

2) complete the online modules (three components; Laws of the Game, Safe Sport (if over 18y/o); and the Safe and Healthy Playing Environments.   Plus the Grassroots quiz.)

3) attend the ENY ZOOM meeting

4) Complete a Field Session with your local association


Please enter the student’s name (not the parent’s).


Tutorials and support contacts are provided.

How to Video on Assignments

1) Go to “My courses” 

2) Select your course, then click Go To Classroom 

3) Select the “assignments” tab at the top of the page when you are in your course 

4) Be sure to complete all assignments and make sure you have a green check mark on each assignment

If you have any questions, contact.

Jerry Fischoff—Recruitment;

Jack Langstine—Instruction Coordinator;


*Note: Once one has created a US Soccer Learning Center profile, one is able to access the course dates.

To see the zoom class schedule: .  ENY classes are shown in the Schedule as “New Grassroots Course with Zoom Date.”  Do not choose one in another state.