The website for Soccer Referees in Michigan
This website is offered by the
Michigan Referee Committee.
It's purpose is to help US Soccer Referees with yearly registration, recertifications and training.
UPGRADE TO GRADE 7
To upgrade to grade 7 (and also to a 6 and to a 5) you need to apply before March 15 to upgrade for the following year. You will need to be assessed and take the Summer Fitness Test and Advanced clinic. Then you will need to attend the State Recertification Clinic in December and pass the test.
See details and application form at Tools > Upgrading
Note: To upgrade from grade 9 to 8, just register for a Bridge Grade 8 class.
1. Entry Grade 9 - Entry class to become a new referee with a grade 9; must be 11 years old
2. Bridge Grade 8 - to upgrade from grade 9 to 8; must be 14 years old
3. Recertification - yearly recertification for grades 9, 8, and 7
4. State Recertification - yearly recertification for grades 6 and 5 or to upgrade to grades 7, 6 or 5.
See Info > Type of Classes for more details
YOU MUST RECERTIFY EVERY YEAR!
You must take a class every year. Grade 9 younger than 14 can only take a Recertification class. Grade 9 older than 14 may either take either a Recertification class or a Grade 8 class to upgrade to grade 8. Grade 8 and 7 can take a Recertification class. Go to Info > Timing of Classes to have an idea of when classes are offered
This picture represents the Michigan Delegation at the Region II Youth Championship Tournament (Des Monies, IA, June 21-26). Congratulations to Adrienne McDonald, Jonathay McCoy, and Nick Balcer who will represent Michigan as referees at the US Youth National Youth Championship Tournament, July 23-29 at Overland Park, KS.