REFEREE INFORMATION (updated 7/30/2015)

How To Become A REFEREE

Please pass the following info to anyone that you think would make a good referee. Especially ADULTS. Minimum age is 14.

Referee Certification for new referees:

Referee certification is a 3 part process.

First go to www.ussfnc.arbitersports.com and click on “2015 USSF Referee Registration” under Referee Registration and complete the online registration process and payment.
The second part is to complete the online clinic materials, training modules and referee test.
The 3rd part is to attend the 8 hour, 1 day classroom session which is a review of those materials. Click on “2015 New Referee Clinics” to see the clinics near you.
For additional info or questions contact Cliff Clement at cclement@ec.rr.com or call 910-340-9130.

What should I bring to the to the entry level clinic (Grade 8), what material is provided and a brief overview of the clinic?
The USSF Referee clinic will certify referees with (USSF) United States Soccer Federation. You will be registered with (NCSRA) North Carolina Soccer Referees Association. Successful completion of this clinic will certify referees to work anywhere in the U.S. This certification is not associated with any high school or college program.
What to bring with you:
Pen or pencil, social security number, notepaper. Lunch on your own.
My child has soccer practice on the clinic day, May he/she leave for two hours and return after practice?
No, we understand people have very busy schedules, but attendance at the entire clinics is mandatory.
Is there a minimum age requirement to become a referee?
Yes, in North Carolina we have a minimum age requirements. You must be at least 14 years old in order to attend the grade 8 referee certification clinic.
When will we start getting game assignments?
This will be covered in the clinic, but you need to register with an assignor after you get certified. The assignments come through the referee assignors. If there is a particular league of field location you wish to referee, you need to contact the assignor who assigns those games.
What do referees earn?
The payment depends on the age level of the game, division (recreational, challenge, or classic, amateur, etc..) and whether you are the referee or the assistant referee. Fees for the classic division are listed on the NCYSA website, for all other matches ask your assignor.
I am not able to attend the listed clinics, When will the next clinics be held?
Clinic are opened after July and will be posted on the USSF NC Central Hub. For the list of clinic dates check the clinic schedule in this website as the dates are added continuously.

David Hall
NCSRA Operations Manager
136 Manley Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 763-1833 office
(336) 213-0467 cell

CONTACT for information on Referees / Officiating within the ECSA

Director of Officials
Cliff Clement
CClement@ec.rr.com -OR- phone: (910) 340-9130

WEB PAGE: for North Carolina Soccer Referees Association (A lot of info can be found here)


Want to increase your knowledge of the "Rules of the Game" or become a more informed Referee? Check out these helpfull links:

FIFA Laws of Game
NC Soccer Referees Association
National Association of Sports Officials

Found a good link that you want added to this list? E-Mail us.