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Entry-level referee course coming to Chattanooga

By Staff, 07/09/22, 11:30AM EDT



Do you love soccer?
Are you at least 13 years old?
Do you enjoy making new friends?
Do you like making extra money on your schedule?
Do you want to learn more about the sport you love?
You should become a soccer referee!

The game needs referees. Referees are there to make sure it is fair, fun, and safe. You are doing a service to the community and to the players, coaches, and fans as well as learning more about the game you love!

Life is full of challenges and being a referee is a perfect way to learn how to meet them head-on and know that you can handle them. Soccer is an emotional game. Reffing can provide many life lessons and teach you about yourself too

Refereeing a soccer game is good exercise. You can be outside and run around, enjoy exciting games, and make a few dollars while having fun!

Knowledge is a great thing and must never stop learning. The more you know, the more you can do and see. With a complete knowledge of the Laws of the Game, you are better referee, a better player, a better coach, and a better fan.

Becoming a soccer official is a great way to meet friends that have similar interests. Working with different referees helps you understand how different people can come together and accomplish a common goal as well as what you can learn from each other.

There are not too many things that a young person can do that pays as well as being a soccer referee. You can work a few hours and make pretty good money. As you improve and work higher level games, the money does too. Just remember that you are doing it for the game and not just the money. You will be a much better referee if you keep that in mind.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please explore our Steps to Becoming a Referee Page or email

Pre-registration and completion of online material is REQUIRED. You will not be allowed to attend the field portion of this course if you do not complete ALL online assignments by NOON the Friday (07/22/2022) before your course.

Also, please note that if you are over 18, you will be directed to submit a background check through the US Soccer Learning Center. This background check can take up to 5-10 business days to process and MUST BE completed (marked clear) BEFORE you are able to attend a session. If your background check is not clear by the assignment deadline, you will be asked to choose another course at a later date to transfer to. 

PLEASE check your spam folder for communications for this course as sometimes they are directed there.

Clinic Number  Cut Off Date (midnight)
Last time to register
SA-05-0722-EHGR Monday, July 18, 2022
Online Lessons Must be Complete before
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by midnight.
Clinic Type District
Grassroots Referee Field Training Sessions State Association
  Clinic Fee
Clinic Host Name Host Email Host Phone
Robin Falter 615-590-2200

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