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Upcoming Referee Clinic

Location: Bozeman at Montana State University, 1-133 Wilson Hall

Date: Sunday, August 25

Contact: Jack Dockery, jack.dockery@montana.edu


Classroom: 9 AM to 12:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Field Session: 1:30 PM to 4:30 


Candidates should bring a copy of their printed concussion certificate (you can also upload online) to the classroom session. Mobile devices (cell) will also be utilized during the classroom sessions.

Montana  is excited about your interest in becoming a US Soccer licensed referee. Refereeing is a great opportunity for individuals at least 13 years, i.e. born prior to year 2007 (will turn 14 during the 2020 calendar year) or older to help create an environment where every player has the right to develop and compete in a fair, fun and safe environment. Below are the six steps required in Montana  to become a new US Soccer Grassroots Referee: 

1.) https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/1/details/1
Create US Soccer profile, register, and complete online New Grassroots Referee course 
• COST: $20 (This section must be completed by 8pm, Saturday, August 24th)

2.) (18 & older only may complete) Federal Law - Safe Sport Certification (print certificate when complete): https://safesport.org/
Access Code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M 
• FREE 

3.) https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61151/concussion-in-sports - NFHS Concussion in Sports course – print out certificate to upload once registered for the in-person course (step 5) or BRING A COPY TO IN-PERSON COURSE.
 • FREE


4.) Payment for In-Person course will take place after the course

5.) (18 & older only) Complete MANDATORY US SOCCER NCSI background check – will be prompted inside US Soccer learning system prior to being approved for referee licensure. 
• COST: not to exceed $30 + transaction fee

6.) Create an Gotsoccer account profile during online course for access to supported games and other resources within the state. 
• FREE (this will take place at the in-person session)


 WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Please note that the class will allow at least 30 minutes for lunch between the classroom and field sessions. This will allow time to eat lunch and the opportunity to change clothing for the field session.

Please note: LYSA will reimburse up to $40.00 of costs incurred to certify to referees who complete 4+ games with us in the fall season.

Contact Mike Steinmetz for more information - directorofreferees@gmail.com

The mission of the Livingston Youth Soccer Association is to provide youth in the Livingston area with the opportunity to engage in soccer activities that will enhance their physical, mental, emotional, and social development in a safe and nurturing environment. LYSA promotes the values of good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and personal excellence. PO Box 556, Livingston, MT 59047