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Jul, 2017

Become a Referee!

SSA offers a series of R9 level (entry course for U15 and below SSA players) and R8 (entry course for U16 and above SSA players or adults) courses on a seasonal basis for current SSA members interested in becoming referees, as well as upgrade courses for existing referees.

For class schedules please click below (please note this is subject to change as dates are added):

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Entry Level (R9) Course:

The students are taught all of the Laws of the Game at a level appropriate for beginning referees officiating youth soccer at younger age groups. There is an online study session and a seven-hour Saturday session in the classroom and on the field, and a final exam. 

A Referee Grade 9 is a Recreational Referee. Once certified, you will be able to be a Center Referee for Recreational Games only, U-12 and younger. You will be able to run lines (Assistant Referee) for all levels (including Academy and Select), U-14 and younger.

The total cost is $90, which breaks out as $50 for the class and $40 for registration with the United States Soccer Federation.

Recertification Courses:

SSA is also offering upgrade courses for current R9 referees to the R8 level:

The Bridge Course has three parts. The first is online learning, which is a review of the Laws of the Game. The second is an online test, which you can take with or without a copy of the LOTG. It is almost entirely on the restarts -- what is the restart after play is stopped and when is the ball in play at each restart. The third session is a full day in the classroom and on the field and will concentrate on the methods by which you apply the LOTG. It is followed by a final exam.

The contact for more information about the courses is:

SSA Douglasville & SSA Paulding referee assignor - Mark Smith - [email protected]


Southern Soccer Academy

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: [email protected]

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