Getting Match Assessed

How do soccer refs schedule an assessment?
All referees Grade 8 and above receive a free developmental assessment for improvement, each year, from the assessment team.  These are seldom scheduled; we just show up at local games and tourneys.
Refs at Grade 7 and above are required by USSF to obtain an annual maintenence assessment.  This may replace the developemental assessment or you may have both.
Upgrade assessments are "by the book".  Read the USSF Administrative Handbook to be sure you have reffed the required games, are prepared to take the tests for your new grade and meet the physical requirements.
Review the USSF Expectations by Grade attached.  Can you perform at the grade you are upgrading to?  Are you getting developmental or maintenance feedback that suggests you should move up?
Contact your co-SDA's Dave Clark ( or Jack Holmquest (  to schedule an assessor.  You do not schedule your own assessor.
Contact your local assignor to be placed on a game of "sufficient challenge" for your grade.  (These steps take a long time in other states.  We hope for prompt customer servce, and we have seven assessors of different levels to serve you.)  You connect the dots for step two and three.
On the day of the game, make plans to allow the assessor to hear your pre-game.
There will be a short post-game conference to hit the highlights of your assessment, so you should not have a game immediatley after your assessed game.  You can review the digital assessment by following the website on the e-mail you receive when the assessor has filed the digital USSF copy.  If you don't have e-mail, you may be able to provide a mailing address and receive a printed copy.
Assessments are pass/fail, but there are point values within each grade for your feedback.  (Note, the assessment results are not 90% A; 80% B; etc. The values are specific to USSF and each grade.)
Exception?  Tournaments.  At tourneys, you work with the tourney assignor and the SDA's to receive an assessment.  See steps 2 & 3 above.
Costs?  Developmentals are free. maintenance and upgrade assessments cost your game fee to the assessor.
We hope this helps your growth.  That's why we're here.
Jack & Dave