BECOME A SOCCER REFEREE

REFEREE LEVELS

  Referees are certified at different grade levels. Grade 9 qualification is the entry level grade for referees ages 12-15. Grade 9 referees are authorized to work any recreational or small-sided youth game, either as Referee or as an Assistant/Side line. This includes RI Super Liga game levels U12 and below, as well as recreational games in any age bracket. After a year of refereeing at the Grade 9 level a referee can advance to the next level, Grade 8 by taking a class.  

Grade 8 – is also a beginner but with a little more soccer experience and a little more maturity. A Grade 8 referee can officiate any type of game: recreational, travel or adult, depending on their ability and desire. Grade 8 qualification is the entry level grade for referees 16+ (or younger with one year of grade 9 experience) intending to referee ‘competitive’ Super Liga matches. Additionally, a Grade 8 qualification allows for referees to also officiate at the ‘Recreational’ level where games often only involve one center official.   


 ALL REFEREES MUST ATTEND ANNUAL RE-CERTIFICATION TO MAINTAIN THEIR CURRENT GRADE 


If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the EWG Referee Coordinator.

HOW TO GET CERTIFIED

If you are interested in refereeing you need to be certified as a USSF Soccer Referee. Visit the RI State Referee Website. 


You will need to register as a referee on the RISCR website and THEN enroll in a class. 


When searching for a clinic to attend, you are looking for the New Grade 9 Referee Class.  

UNIFORM

You will need to obtain an official US Soccer Referee uniform and equipment: Your appearance as a referee sends a message to players, coaches, spectators and your fellow referees. That first impression is vital. If you expect to command respect you must look and act professional! Click to view what is required.  

OFFICIATING FOR EWG

  We use an online system to help us assign referees to games for our RECREATIONAL league.  If you are NEW to our league, Contact the Referee Coordinator. She will enter you into our online system and you will receive an email generated from the system assignr.com (outbound@assignr.com). Once you receive this email (check you junk mail folders if you don’t see it), you will follow the instructions to create your account and enter your info, so we may begin assigning games to you.  

Received you email and Ready to start?

  1. Click blue link in your email to be taken to the assignor website (be sure to mark it as a favorite, you will be coming here to accept or decline games).  
  2. You will see the system has given you a user name (you can change it later) and is asking you to create a password… enter a matching password and then click the “Update my password and log me in” button.  
  3. Read thru the user agreement and scroll to the bottom to accept.  
  4. You will then be taken to your account page. There are tabs across the top that allow you to make changes to your profile (change/add user name and password, email, cell phone number, add a photo etc.), enter your availability, read any messages or announcements and see any assigned games…  
  5. First, click on profile and then click on the link at the bottom that says “EDIT” and enter/change the requested profile info and click on the “Update Person” button at the bottom when you are done.  
  6. Now go back to the top and click the “Availability” tab. If you are available ALL DAY on any date, you will click the “ALLOW” button on that date. HOWEVER, if you have a game that day, or are only available during a certain time period, you will use the “Create a New date” section at the bottom of the page.  
  7. Enter the date, and click on the drop-down menu for “time”. Click on “OTHER” to enter a start time and end time. Example: If you are available all day except during your game at 11:00am on 4/26, you will enter the date of 04/26/2017 and click “other” time and enter starting 9:00am ending 11:00am, then do it again, entering the date of 04/26/2017 and starting 12:00pm ending 2:00pm. This will allow you to be assigned for games at all times before and after your own game. (You will eventually do this for each Saturday during a season, and can go in and change it for future dates anytime your plans change.)  
  8. Now… That’s all we need you to do on the site for now! Once you are done, you can log out (don’t forget to bookmark the page and write down your user name and password).  
  9. If you have questions, please send an email to our Referee Coordinator
  10. You will start to receive emails from the site, asking you to accept/decline games. Please follow the directions and email if you have any questions or concerns. You will only have a short window of time to accept or decline before the game is taken away and assigned to someone else.  
  11. Make sure to log back in and change your availability as your schedule changes.