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New Referee Class Procedure 2019

Posted January 2, 2019
Slidell Youth Soccer Club (SYSC)
This process IS NOT for existing Referees. If you are already a referee, you should have received a reminder to Register for 2019


The initial step to becoming a soccer referee in Louisiana is now completely ONLINE.

After completing the Online New Referee Course, you will be able to start refereeing games in 2019.

The first step to becoming a registered USSF (United States Soccer Federation) soccer referee is to complete an online USSF registration and then take and pass a completely online referee course.  This initial online referee course is titled “Grade 9 New Recreational Referee Course”.  This course is the first step to become a USSF soccer referee with a Grade 9 status.  This Grade 9 status allows the new referee to officiate recreational games at the U14-level and below for up to one year.  The Grade 9 referee is expected to subsequently advance to Grade 8 status by taking a one-day Grade 8 upgrade course within the next year.


The referee Grade 9 course registration and online content is located on the “Registration, Learning, and Course Management” portion of the GameOfficials web site ( After registering for the Grade 9 course, the Grade 9 course content is completely online and consists of 3 online items.

The following is a direct link to the 2019 “Grade 9 New Recreational Referee Course” (Course #26959):

The following is to help guide you through the course registration process:

To register for the course, click on the 26959 link.  Note the cost is $50 which covers the fee for 2019 registration year.   Next, click on the “Click Here” link to register for this course.  Next, to create an account, click on the “Find Yours or Create One Here” button.  Read the instructions.  Then click on the “I Have NEVER BEEN Registered” link.  Read the information and create a New Account which includes creating a Username and Password.

After registering, click on the “Load Session Tracker” button.  This will display the three items necessary to complete the course. (1) Session #1 Concussion Awareness Training; (2) Session #2 Grade 8 - Online Modules; (3) Session #3 2018 Grade 9 Testing.  You may return to the session tracker by logging back in to GameOfficilas at ( with your user name and password, and then on the left hand side clicking on “Confirmed Reg”, then click the Course #, then click on Session Tracker.

NEXT STEPS:  After passing the Grade 9 Referee Course, plan on attending a 1 day class/field session within the next year.  This one day session is to upgrade to Grade 8 status.  This 1 day Grade 8 upgrade class/field session will be scheduled throughout the next year.

If you have questions, email USSF State Referee instructor Wayne Robinson, 
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