How To Become a Referee

The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) would like to welcome you to the Referee community!

How to Qualify to become a referee

  1. Create a userid on learning.ussoccer.com
  2. Sign up for the ASC hosted course https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3842.
  3. Go to “My courses”
  4. Select your course, then click Go To Classroom
  5. Select the “assignments” tab at the top of the page when you are in your course
  6. Please pay for the Course Fee ($75) and Background Check (if required) – These costs will be reimbursed by ASC when you start Refereeing ASC games in the Fall Season.
  7. Be sure to complete all 4 assignments and make sure you have a green check mark on each assignment.
  8. Take the Background Check if required (not required if you are under 18 years old)
  9. Take the Safesport course
  10. All steps, even the BG check, needs to be cleared before you can attend the field session

Please email refcoordinator@alamedasoccer.org to ensure you have completed ALL the steps.

The planned Field Session is on Saturday, September 4th from 9am~12noon at a location TBD - so all of these parts MUST be completed before this time - even the background check.

The following support ONLY applies if you are affiliated with an Alameda team.

Your uniform and equipment will be paid by Alameda Soccer Club including:

  • 1 Referee Short Sleeve Shirt – Yellow
  • 1 Pair of Referee Shorts
  • 1 Pairs of Referee socks
  • 1 Set of Referee Flags
  • 1 Referee game whistles
  • 1 Set of Referee Game Cards, Yellow & Red Cards
  • 1 Referee Coin

Once you have taken the course and passed the test, ASC will provide mentoring, education and training on an on-going basis throughout the year.

ASC will also pay for your annual USSF renewal fee as long as you remain affiliated with an ASC team and complete 6 games each for the Spring & Fall Seasons.