Regional referees have an interest in refereeing regional and national adult competitions including NPSL, USL-2 and Lamar Hunt Open Cup.  They will also officiate grassroots players (both youth and adult) working with other Grassroots, Regional and National Referees.

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Annual Requirements

Minimum Age

  • Minimum age of 18 with at least two consecutive years of experience as a Grassroots Referee

Game Log Form

  • Submit game log form with at least 50 games as a referee and 25 games as an assistant referee all in affiliated, adult matches (for new Regional Referees only)

Online Course

  • Complete Regional Referee course (for new Regional Referees only)

Fitness Test

  • Pass the Women’s FIFA Referee fitness test (held in conjunction with the Advanced Training)

Upload Assessments

  • Pass and upload two assessments (three if a new Regional Referee)
  • Must be US Soccer affiliated game at adult grassroots level or higher
  • Must be 45 minute halves
  • Must be competitive

Advanced Training In-Person Course ($215)

  • Cost includes US Soccer registration fee, NH registration fee and two assessments
  •  7 hour classroom session typically held the second weekend of August annually
  • SafeSport Training (online assignment) – Must complete every two years
  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments (online assignment)
  • Regional Referee Certification Quiz (online assignment)

Background Check ($30)

  • This must be completed every two years
  • May take up to two weeks to complete and you will not be able to attend any in-person activities until it is completed – please plan ahead!

Advanced Training In-Person Courses

7 hour classroom session typically held the second weekend of August annually. See all Upcoming Classes

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