A 14 hour, introductory course for people 14 years or older (on or before May 15th), who would like to referee U11, 8v8, U13 and older 11v11, or act as an assistant referee (linesman) at any level. The course is made up of - online modules, webinar instruction, online exam and finally a practical training session.
The course covers:
Referee and Assistant Referee duties and responsibilities
The FIFA Laws of the Game (11v11 soccer)
U11 8v8 Rules of the Game
Onfield practical training
Students are supplied with:
FIFA Law Book
U11 8v8 Rule Book
Referee badge and whistle
Yellow and red cards, referee wallet
Note - some districts or clubs supply additional items, such as referee uniforms, assistant flags etc.
After successfully completing the course, referees are classified as follows: