As the game of soccer continues to grow in Louisiana, we need committed, knowledgeable, and well-trained referees. Quality referees are an essential part of player development. It also serves as an opportunity to earn a decent wage with a flexible schedule while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making life-long friends.
The process of becoming a referee is simple but does require several steps before you can begin. Step 1 is to register
and complete a background check. This process is for candidates over the age of 18. Please be aware the background check can take a few days.
After registering and submitting your background check, there will be online course work. This process typically takes 4-5 hours. Next, you will need to attend the field training. Upcoming courses will be updated regularly here
Until further notice, all field coursework will be held via Zoom meetings. Register now to complete your coursework and background check.
For a complete rundown on the grassroots process, click here.
The 133rd AGM of The International FA Board (The IFAB) in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 2, 2019 approved a number of amendments to, and clarifications of, the Laws of the Game for 2019/20.
Three changes were approved following 2 years of worldwide experiments:
• The introduction of yellow and red cards for misconduct by team officials
• A player being substituted leaving the field at the nearest point on the boundary line
• At a goal kick and a free kick for the defending team in their own penalty area, the ball is in play as soon the kick is taken (it can be played before it leaves the penalty area)
Learn more about other law changes: New Laws of the Game at a Glance