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.
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!
Referees must take a Recertification class every year. Grade 9 Referees 14 and older may either take either a Recertification class or a Bridge Grade 8 class (recommended) to upgrade to grade 8. Go to Info > Timing of Classes to have an idea of when classes are offered.
Congratulations to the following referees that represented Michigan at the US Youth National Championship Tournament on July 22 - 26, 2014 in Georgetown, Maryland.
Nick Balcer Brandon Barlog Duncan Purvis Justin Tatsak
Congratulations to the Bradley Barlog that represented Michigan at the National Presidents Cup on July 10-13, 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Referee Classes will be available starting in November in various locations in Michigan. Not all cities may offer the class that you wish at the time that you wish. So you may want to plan to drive to a different city.
Recertification classes for current referees will be offered from November through January.
All referees must recertify every year.
New referee classes Entry Grade 9 will be offered from November through March.
Bridge Grade 8 classes for grade 9 referees to upgrade to grade 8 will be offered from November through March.
This class will count as a recertification too.
You will start seeing classes posted in early October at https://michiganrefs.gameofficials.net/login.cfm then click Sign Up For Course. You will see a list of Course Types in bold blue. Click the course type for a list of classes.