Upgrade to Regional Referee

Upgrade to Regional Referee

Here is how you become a Regional Referee in Idaho...

Pre-requisites for upgrade...

  • Minimum age: at least 18 years old

  • Time as a Grassroots Referee: Minimum of 3 consecutive years

  • Previous game experience: 50 games as a referee and 25 as assistant referee, all at the adult level. Qualifying games must be 90 minutes in length. A log must be submitted showing your games, so keep track.

If you meet the pre-requisite, request your assessments...

  • Game a game assignment: you need 3 assessments. Assessable games must be 90 minutes in length, and at the adult level. The State Director of Assessment can approve 1 game is youth (U18-19 only, competitive).

  • Request an assessment: complete the Assessment Request Form on this website. If you do not receive a response in 72 hours, contact the State Director of Assessment by email. The SDA will assign your assessor and be in contact with you. You may NOT choose your own assessor. If you are seeking assessment out of state, you must have approval from the SDA in advance.

  • On game day: Communicate with your assessor directly in the event of weather or other unusual circumstances. Pay the assessor before the game begins ($45 for a developmental assessment, $65 for an upgrade or maintenance assessment. All assessments carry a $50 additional fee if the assessor commutes more than 100 miles round trip for the game. Mileage is per day, not per game.)

After the game, receive feedback...

  • Plan to spend 20-30 minutes with the assessor after your match. Ensure you do not have a game immediatley following your assessment. This debrief is with the entire crew, even if only one person is being assessed.

  • After the debrief, you will receive a written report within 72 hours. A minimum passing score is 70.

After the assessments, complete these requirements...

  • Online Education and Exam: Complete the 2021 Regional Referee Re-Certification Course in the US Soccer Learning Center which will include any required SafeSport or US Soccer Background check requirements

  • In-Person Education: Attend the Regional Referee Training Event led by the SDA and others. (NOTE: This requirement is NOT needed for registration for 2021, however it will be required prior to January 2022.)

  • Fitness test: Complete the Sprint/Interval Test (FIFA Women's Referee Test) Male - Category 1 / Female - Category 3. The criteria are...

      • Sprint Test: 40 meter sprint; Men (maximum 6.40 seconds per trial), Women (maximum 6.60 seconds per trial)

      • Interval Test: Men (maximum 17 seconds per 75m run and 20 seconds per 25m walk), Women (maximum 17 seconds per 75m run and 24 seconds per 25m walk ). You can practice the interval test on your own using this audio file: Interval Test Audio File Download

After all the requirements...

  • Upload your results to the US Soccer Learning Center and receive your regional badge

  • In the year following you gaining the badge, complete 1 maintenance assessment and any in-person or online requirements