Upcoming Entry Level Field Sessions


You’re on your way to becoming a certified US Soccer referee!

Review this information FIRST: Become a Referee for IMPORTANT course requirement information.

  1. You must create an EPSARC Referee Account and then register for the Online Lessons clinic.
  2. Complete the online lessons via the USSF Learning Center ( learning.ussoccer.com/referee)
  3. Once the online lessons are done you will be able to select a Field Session to attend, however, the referee candidate should concurrently obtain the following:

+Order your referee uniform from Officials Sports International- see below:

Uniform and Gear: Do you need a uniform and referee gear kit? You may order your uniform at any time! You should contact Official Sports International directly to order your uniform and any other gear or equipment you need or desire. OSI can be reached at https://officialsports.com. Do keep in mind that EPSA default referee uniform kit is a YELLOW TOP, BLACK SHORTS and BLACK LONG SOCKS.

+Attain your Risk Management Clearances- See below:

RISK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Background Clearances – EVERYONE 14 years of age and older must complete Risk Management protocols correctly!

  1. Pennsylvania Background Clearances NOTE: clearances may take up to 30 days to complete (although many are coming back within a few days) – allow sufficient time.
  2. There are THREE BACKGROUND CLEARANCES THAT MUST BE COMPLETED by everyone, dependent upon age:
  • ALL ADULTS (18 years and older) must complete the FBI FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE USING CODE 1KG6XN.
  • ALL MINORS (Those persons under 18 years of age) must complete the Affidavit of Compliance with parental/guardian signature.
  • ALL PERSONS must complete the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Clearance.
  • ALL PERSONS must complete the Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance.

3. Once you have received all three (3) relative risk management forms, you will:

  • Upload clearance documents into your OMS EPSARC account for review:
  • Be sure the documents are saved on your computer as a pdf or jpeg file format
  • Log into your account at epsarc.omgtsys.com
  • Click on Administration > Provide SafeSport/Background documentation
  • Upload each document individually.

FIELD SESSONS

IMPORTANT: Entry Level outdoor field sessions will be available when climate conditions prevail and there will be limited indoor field sessions over the winter. Continue to check the link below for current courses.

LICENSES RECEIVED FROM A COURSE TAKEN BETWEEN 7/1/2024 AND 12/31/2024 WILL BE FOR 2025 REGISTRATION WITH THE ABILITY TO REF THE REMAINDER OF 2024.

GENERAL LIST OF IN-PERSON FIELD SESSIONS FOR 2025:

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-01-0724EGRH PHILADELPHIA, PA SATURDAY 7/13/2024 9AM-3PM CONNOR ROBICK (crobick@Palumbosoccer.org) Palumbo Soccer 725 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-07-0824EGRH GLENSIDE, PA SATURDAY 7/20/2024 12PM-6PM FRANZISKUS BERTI (udsc.info@gmail.com) Hunter SC Clubhouse, 220 Houston Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-09-0724EGRH ROYERSFORD, PA SATURDAY 7/27/2024 8AM-5PM PAUL LUCAS (plucas@westmontunitedsoccer.org) West Mont Soccer 560 Royersford Road, Royersford, PA 19468

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-02-0724EGRH HERSHEY, PA SATURDAY 8/3/2024 9AM-4PM DOUG BROWN (dbjbhershey@outlook.com) Hershey Tech Center-Founders Park 1025 Reese Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION #SA-13-0824-EGRH CHAMBERSBURG, PA SATURDAY 8/10/2024 9AM- 12N JARED THOMAS (jaredandtrish@comcast.net) Union Soccer Club 296 West Washington Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION #SA-11-0824-EGRH HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA SUNDAY 8/11/2024 9AM BRAD SORKIN (brad.sorkin@gmail.com) Valley Youth Center 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-04-0824EGRH LANDISVILLE, PA SATURDAY 8/25/2024 9AM-330PM JAMES SMITH (jwscoach@aol.com) Hempfield Rec Center 950 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17358

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-08-0824EGRH GLENSIDE, PA SATURDAY 8/25/2024 12PM-6PM FRANZISKUS BERTI (udsc.info@gmail.com) Hunter SC Clubhouse, 220 Houston Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038

NEW REFEREE FIELD TRAINING SESSION # SA-03-1124EGRH HERSHEY, PA SATURDAY 11/9/024 9AM-4PM DOUG BROWN (dbjbhershey@outlook.com) Hershey Tech Center-Founders Park 1025 Reese Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

View upcoming In-Person Field Session Trainings