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New opportunity to attend an upcoming  two-hour Zoom classes on the following date:

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There are three parts to become a certified USSF referee: 


1) Online Grassroots Referee Course Module, approximately 4 ½ hours via the US Soccer Federation Learning Center (LC),

2) 2-hour zoom class led by an Eastern New York instructor, 3) on-field session held locally.  Upon completion, you will be certified to referee for the balance of 2023 and all of 2024.   

Registrations and payment ($170) are made through the LC.  To be admitted to a zoom class, one must first complete the Online Grassroots Referee Course Modules.

Upon registering, the student may order his/her referee uniform package (consisting of 2 shirts, socks, shorts, yellow/red cards, line flags, whistle, flip coin and carrying bag)--paid for as part of the course fee.  All referees need to join a local referee association, for example Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) covering Westchester, Bronx and upper Manhattan.  

All this is included in the instructions to be found on the ENY Referee Page.

1) register for a Grassroots Course which has an associated ZOOM session

2) complete the online modules (components)

3) attend the ZOOM meeting

4) complete a Field Session with your local association

5) create an Eastern NY profile in the Game Officials system

6) join the local referee association



  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments

  • SafeSport (if 18 years or older)

  • Online Grassroots Referee Course Module

  • First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz

  • U.S. Soccer Federation Gold Standard NCSI Background Check (if 18 years or older)


The required minimum age is 14 years at time of enrollment. Please enter the student’s name (not the parent’s).


We are here to help you:

Jerry Fischoff—Recruitment;

Jack Langstine—Instruction Coordinator; 

To see the zoom class list:


  • log in (or sign up to establish an account with US Soccer)

  • Referee Program red bar

  • My Courses   red bar

  • With cursor on Courses: long red bar shows—click on Available Courses

  • Go to Course List

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