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WELCOME

 

The North Dakota State Referee Committee  leads the State Referee Association in promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's referee initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within North Dakota. We are one of 55 State Referee Associations that support the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program at the local level.

 

The North Dakota State Referee Committee provides opportunities for any individual to become an entry level soccer referee.  Through its offered training programs, and with the individual gaining experience by officiating as a member of a referee team, it prepares the referee for increasing levels of game management at local, state, regional, and national competitions.

 

Why take training to become a Certified Referee? 
•    Learn the laws and rules of soccer
•    Gain self confidence
•    Learn how to be a leader and also work in a team setting
•    Meet new people with the same love of soccer
•    Learn basic job skills with the flexibility of scheduling
•    Increase communication skills
•    Learn to think and make decisions quickly
•    Get paid to exercise


 

Why do the online training and attend the classroom session? 
Certifying under U.S. Soccer means you have access to more development tools, opportunities to travel, and a network the people to help you succeed.


 

What do the different Referee grade levels mean? 
•    Grade 9 is the entry level certification to referee soccer for small sided and recreational youth games. Grade 9 online courses, classroom training, and passing (80% or higher) the Grade 9 Referee Test will meet the requirements to certify with U.S. Soccer.
•    Grade 8 certification prepares referees for competitive youth games. Grade 8 online courses, classroom training, and passing (80% or higher) the Grade 8 Referee Test will meet the requirements to certify with U.S. Soccer.

How do I get started?

Access the new online registration process by going to the ND Referee GameOfficals wedsite. You can register and pay online, access online course material, and sign up for the classroom portion of your course. You must complete the online course material before attending the classroom session.
Please see classroom session dates on the GameOfficials site.
 

Scheduled Clinics:

Bismarck:  March 19th (9am-1pm) @ Zion Lutheran Church

Jamestown: April 3 (12pm-4pm) @ Larson YMCA

Minot:  April 16th (9:30am-1:30pm) @ Minot State University

Grand Forks: April 9th (12-5pm) Grade 9 @ UND Gamble Hall - room 145

Grand Forks: April 10th (12-5pm) Grade 8 @ UND Gamble Hall - room 145

Dickinson: April 23rd (12-4pm) Grade 8 and 9 @ Westriver Community Center (2004 Fairway Street)

West Fargo/Fargo:  TBD

 

Current Referees
Recertify and/or upgrade with USSF through ndrefs.gameofficials.net. Pay and access the online course material through this one site!

Any Questions contact: North Dakota SRA Dave Maier at dmaier4@gmail.com


Links to US Soccer Federation Reading Materials for:

Grade 9 Referees

Laws of the Game Made Easy (click to view)
Offside Made Easy (click to view)
Information for New Referees (click to view)

Together, these  booklets contain the basic information needed to be an effect Grade 9 referee.

Grades 7 & 8 Referees

Laws of the Game (USSF Version) (cick to view)
Amendments to the Laws of the Game USSF 
Laws of the Game (FIFA Version) (click to view)
Amendments to the Laws of the Game FIFA (click to view)
Guide to Procedures (click to view)
Advice to Referees    NEW (click to view)

2014-15 Amendments to the Laws of the Game
Grade 9 Referee Course
Grade 8 Referee Course
Grade 7 Referee Course
Grade 6 State Referee Course
Grade 8 Futsal Referee Course