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Become a Certified USSF Referee





Become a USSF Certified Referee!

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Grassroots Referee course consists of an online portion and an in-person field T-training session. The in-person field training session is typically held on a weekend day (e.g., Saturday). All portions of the USSF Grassroots Referee course must be successfully completed to become a certified referee.

The cost to become a certified USSF Grassroots Referee is $95.00. This includes the basic referee equipment (e.g., flags, whistle, book) required for the in-person field training session. Please visit the Maryland Referee website to learn more! 

MSYSA proudly offers Presidential Scholarships designed to grow the game of soccer within Maryland and DC. MSYSA Presidential Scholarship funds may be used to help cover the cost of becoming a US Soccer Grassroots Referee. Click here to submit a scholarship request.