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Information for Referees

General Information

To register as a new referee for 2014 by taking an 09 class, for an 09 taking an 08 class, and for referees registered for 2013, OSA has created an online process to speed up the registration process and allow online training. Classes are held at the P&R building located at 315 E. 9th (old armory bldg). A 50 question test will be administered at the end of the last session. A score of 37 (missing a maximum of 13 questions) is required for satisfactory completion of the class. Upon completion, referees with an 09 certification will be certified to work U14 and under recreational games. Annual re-certification is required and a 3-hour refresher course will be held for those wishing to retain certification. There is no cost for the re-certification class, but annual registration with USSF and OSA is $50.

If you have any questions please contact Doug Cooper.

The following provides information to individuals who are wanting to begin refereeing, who are an existing referee and want to upgrade, and individuals who want to recertify as a referee.

New Referees Must Attend An 09 Course

1. Select the 09 course from the listHere. Note that Stillwater will host a course on FEBRUARY 1, 2014 at the Chamber of Commerce (409 S. Main). At the site, complete two forms: a registration form that informs SSC of your attendance and a second form requiring you to pay the $60 to attend the class. Both of these are required to be completed PRIOR to attending the class.  SSC will NOT take cash at the site and time will not be given for registration during the class. If you do not have internet access you may visit a library or use your smart phone.
2. If you are 18 or older, a third form, a background check will be required. When following the registration for the class process, the form will appear and you will be given the opportunity to complete it while online.
3. Prior to attending the class all referee candidates must visit the USSF online 09 course and view the entire course. For the 09 course link, click here. The 09 class is now two sessions of 3 hours each.  
4. Print off the required coursebook for the 09 class. COURSEBOOK
5. Once the class is successfully completed you will be given a 2014 09 referee badge UNLESS you have not met all the requirements above.
 
 

Referees Wanting to Upgrade to 08

NOTE: You must have attended and completed an 09 to be admitted to this 08 upgrade class!
1. Select an 08 course with the registration link here. At the site complete two forms: a registration form that informs SSC of your attendance and a second form requiring you to pay the $60 to attend the class. Both of these are required to be completed PRIOR to attending the class.  SSC will NOT take cash at the site and time will not be given for registration during the class. If you do not have internet access you may visit a library or use your smart phone.
2. If you are 18 or older, a third form, a background check will be required. When following the registration for the class process, the form will appear and you will be given the opportunity to complete it while online.
3. Prior to attending the class all referee candidates must visit the USSF online 08 course and view the entire course. For the 08 course link, click here. The 08 class is now three sessions of 3 hours each.  
4. Print off the required coursebook for the 08 class. COURSEBOOK
5. Once the class is successfully completed you will be given a 2014 08 referee badge UNLESS you have not met all the requirements above.
 
 

Recertification For Referees Not Upgrading

RECERTIFICATION CLASSES (for those referees who were registered for 2013)
1. A list of recert courses is available here. Follow the recert link listed in the document.
2. Go to the USSF site at www.ussoccer.info and register for 2014. You will be required to pay the amount based on the grade level you hold.
3. At the USSF site you will be asked for your User ID and Password. Those are on the registration card mailed to you by USSF. If you do not have those, contact Dale Watts atoksoccer@oksoccer.com for that information.
4. At the USSF site that opens, look at the left-hand side of the page and click on the Referee triangle which will open to the words: “click here to register” and the Referee Registration 2014 form will appear.
5. Update any information and hit continue. That will lead you to pay for the 2014 registration.
6. Print off a copy of the payment and bring to the recertification class.
7. If you are 18 or older, you must complete a background check with GotSoccer. You will not be registered until this form is completed and approved.

 

USSF Referee Administrative Handbook - Code of Ethics for Referees
(1) I will always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.
(2) I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position.
(3) I will always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.
(4) I will attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the Laws of the Game, their proper interpretation and their application.
(5) I will always strive to achieve maximum team work with my fellow officials.
(6) I will be loyal to my fellow officials and never knowingly promote criticism of them.
(7) I will be in good physical condition.
(8) I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.
(9) I will do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work.
(10) I will not make statements about any games except to clarify an interpretation of the Laws of the Game.
(11) I will not discriminate against nor take undue advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
(12) I consider it a privilege to be a part of the U.S. Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.