As the game of soccer continues to grow in Louisiana, we have a need for 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 to become a referee is simple but does require several steps before you can begin. Step 1 is to register and complete a background check. Please select the state in which you would like to complete your referee certification. The background check is for candidates over the age of 18. This process can take a few days.
After registering and submitting your background check, there will be online coursework. This process typically takes 4-5 hours. Next, you will need to attend the field training.
For a complete rundown of the grassroots process, click here.
In-Person Field Training Session – BATON ROUGE
13 years of age or older
Registering for the course now, even though you don’t know the date of the In-Person session, will allow you to start the online course assignments now.
The Grassroots first-time referee course aims to prepare first-time Grassroots referees to work in competitive or recreational youth and amateur adult matches.
On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Grassroots Referee license certifying eligibility to referee expiring December 31, 2023.
The course fee is $50.
If you are 18 or older, an additional $30 will be added to the course fee for the required background screening. (The background screening cost is nonrefundable)