What are the referee levels?

What are the referee levels?

9. What are the different refereeing levels?

  • Level 1 – National List (Football League and Premier League)
  • Level 2a – Panel Select (Conference Premier)
  • Level 2b – Panel (Conference North and South)
  • Level 3 – Contributory (Contributory Leagues)
  • Level 4 – Supply ( Supply Leagues)
  • Level 5 – Senior County (County Leagues)

What is a Level 9 referee?

Level 9 referees are currently trainee referees, and are undertaking the basic training course that all referees must pass. As part of the course, trainee referees must officiate games and they do so at this level.

How do soccer referees move up?

If you turn sideways to walk up or down the field, switch hands with the flag as necessary so the flag is field side and the referee can see the flag clearly. The flag should always be switched hand to hand in front of you, below your waist, and not above your head.

How old do you have to be to ref soccer in Massachusetts?

These courses are offered throughout the year, but are concentrated more in “off season” months (i.e. summer and winter). Referee candidates must be at last 14 years old at the time of the course.

What are the different soccer referee certifications?

U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) authorized two entry-level referee certifications: Recreational Referee Grade 9 and Referee Grade 8. However, Referee Grade 8 entry level is the most popular.

What is the best grade to become a referee?

However, Referee Grade 8 entry level is the most popular. With this in mind, we posted an Entry Level Referee Test below on this page. To obtain more information about becoming a soccer referee, join our Referee Forum and ask our fellow referees for advice.

How to choose a soccer assistant referee flag?

You can choose from three different soccer assistant referee flags, including checkered soccer referee flags, diamond pattern soccer referee flags and solid soccer referee flags. They all are acceptable and which ones you use are a matter of your personal taste and preference. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

What color jersey should I buy as a referee?

USSF approved five different colors of jerseys for its referees, including gold, black, blue, green and red. You should eventually purchase all five colors (you want to be able to change your jersey in the event one of the teams wears similar colors) but the gold referee jersey is considered standard and this is the one you should buy first.