After the Field Session – What’s Next?

Congratulations on recently completing the US Soccer Grassroots referee course.  We hope you enjoyed the experience and we welcome your feedback on our new process.

In the meantime, it’s time to get you out on the pitch!

You have been registered with US Soccer and now have a 16 digit USSF ID number.  You can locate this number when you log into your account at > Referee Log in.

Your new current year’s badge will be mailed within about 2 weeks to the address on file. If you are approved, you can referee without your badge until it arrives.

Once you have your uniform you can start accepting games.  Contact assignors in your area ( under About Us), contact your local clubs, and review upcoming tournaments at

You are an Independent Contractor, which means you can work where and when you want.  You must solicit games by reaching out to the Assignors.  See what information they need from you, and what method they use to assign games (Game Officials, phone calls, emails, etc.)

  • Remember the 3-Ps when working with assignors:  Patience, Persistence and Pleasantness.

Every year, every referee must recertify, so look for information during the summer and fall for upcoming recertification guidelines.

Should you have any questions contact us at and welcome to the world of officiating!