FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHO SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST POINT OF CONTACT IF YOU HAVE issues or concerns regarding YOUR assignments (or lack of)?
Your primary assignor. This is the person with whom you will be assigned most of your games. There may be other assignors you work for, but this is the first person you should talk to regarding getting games, not getting enough games, problems occurring during games, problems with GotSoccer, etc.
What are the costs involved?
There is both a training class and USSF Registration fee. Total fees for a First Year Entry Level Referee is $90.00. This would not include the cost of the Referee Uniform. The Referee Uniform would be the Referee's expense.
WHY AM I NOT STATE APPROVED IN GOTSOCCER?
You will not be in the USSF system for at least 30 days following the completion of the training class you attend. You will not be getting assignments through Got Soccer for at least 30 days following the date of your training class.
Do i need to recertify each year?
Yes. A 1-day recertification clinic is required for all Referees Grade 8 and higher.
IS THERE A MINIUM AGE TO BECOME A REFEREE?
The USSF has no minimum age requirement. However, in Indiana you must be at least 12 years of age to obtain a work permit for youth sporting events.
WHERE'S MY PATCH?
Can i get a refund for my training class registration fee?
NO REFUNDS! We are not able to offer refunds once the registration fees have been paid. This is stated clearly on this website as well as on the Game Officials website when you register for the class.