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Connecticut State Referee Program

Connecticut State Referee Program

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Connecticut State Referee Program
705 North Mountain Rd
Newington, CT   06111

"Office Visits
By Appointment"

Tel: 860-919-0850


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How to Become
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How To Become A Referee

The primary publication that describes the rules of how a Soccer match is officiated and requirements for a Referee are:

  • Laws of the Game

This publications and more can be found on the "U.S. Soccer Referee Program Website"

The Connecticut State Referee Program (CSRP) is affiliated with and administers a Referee training program as prescribed by U.S. Soccer.

The CSRP will typically offer "New" Referee - Grassroosts Training in late summer and a second session in the beginning of the next year. Candidates who meet the age requirement and would like to become a Soccer Referee may register for Entry Level Referee Certification when on-line registration is posted on the CSRP Event Calendar.


The "Grassroots Training" will instruct/prepare individuals wishing to Referee youth games and is required training for those wishing to advance to officiate higher level competitions and upgrade to higher Referee grades.

Clinic Requirements:

  • To enroll in the New Referee - Grassroots Training you must be 13 years at the time of registration
  • Pay all Clinic fees
  • Complete and pass all training modules and final exam (on-line)
  • Register for and attend the "in-class/field session"

Topics include instruction on the Diagonal System of Control (using three officials), fouls and misconduct, offside, Referee and Assistant Referee duties and responsibilities. Upon successful completion and registration with USSF and CSRP the individual may officiate various levels of youth games as a Referee or Assistant Referee.

You may be a:

  • Referee for small-sided games (U6 - U8)
  • Referee for recreational youth games
  • Referee for youth games
  • Assistant Referee for youth games

Select one the links below for more New Referee - Grassroots Training information:

If you do not see any clinic offerings appropriate to your needs please check back for future postings or contact the CSRP Office at info@ctreferee.net for more information.
Many documents on the CSRP web are offered in the PDF file format - to view or download these files you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can obtain Adobe Reader for free from www.adobe.com by clicking on the Adobe PDF Reader image to the right: