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How to Become a Referee

Fairfield United Soccer Association is always interested in encouraging adults and young adults to become soccer referees. Refereeing deepens a person's knowledge and understanding of soccer, as well as provides a way contribute to the game. Refereeing is a great way for those who love soccer to stay involved with the game and get paid for it.

Refereeing presents an excellent opportunity for young teens to learn self confidence, responsibility and leadership… well as earn some pretty decent money!

Information on the Connecticut State Referee Program, including qualifying to become a referee, recertification, training, and completing an initial certification can be found at

For new referees, the online portion of the grade 8 entry level referee program is open primarily from August to December. The candidate must be 13 years old by June 30th of the following year to register. The entry level program consists of 4 on-line modules and then a one day field/test session. Once the program is completed the referee is certified for the remainder of year and all of the following calendar year. All certified Grade 8 referees must take an online recertification course each year in order to maintain their certification. If you do not take the recertification class each year, you have to re-take the Grade 8 course completely.

Steps for newly certified referees:

1) Email our referee assignor, Matt Carty, at [email protected] for instructions on how to get set up for our online scheduling program,
2) Email our treasurer at [email protected] to get set up on our Chase QuickPay payment system.
3) Register on our website under our Register Online tab.


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