Referee Grade Description

9 - United States Soccer Federation RECREATIONAL REFEREE

                ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE – where YOUTH referees start out

A. Minimum Age: None (recommend 12 or higher)

B. Badge: USSF Recreational Referee, with current year

C. Authorized Assignment Level: Referee or Assistant Referee on recreational youth

games under-14 and younger only

 

 

8 - United States Soccer Federation REFEREE CLASS 2

A. Minimum Age: None

B. Badge: USSF Referee, with current year

C. Recommended Assignment Level: All youth games, assistant referee in comparable

Games

 

 

7 - United States Soccer Federation REFEREE CLASS 1

A. Minimum Age: 17

B. Badge: USSF Referee, with current year

C. Recommended Assignment Level: All youth games and mixed leagues, assistant

referee in all amateur games below the top division.