Advanced Referee Course
- Registration Link - Course Registration
- Registration Deadline - May 31st
- Fee - $250.00
- Late Fee (after May 31st) - $40.00
- Cancelation Fee - $40.00
- Checkin - Friday, June 19th at 3:00 PM
- Checkout - Sunday, June 21st at 5:00 PM
This exciting course builds upon the training and experience of the Intermediate Referee with an emphasis on the more technical aspects of the game. Those attending this course find enjoyment in officiating, take great pride in their responsibilities as a referee, and are continually seeking ways to improve their skill level. Instructors of the highest caliber from the Section and National level bring out the subtle but critical aspects of the Advanced Game that the Referee will encounter with higher levels of play. This is accomplished with a thorough exploration of Law 12 (with an emphasis on Misconduct) as well as an examination of Offside in a situational analysis of the advanced game. Training is also provided to improve upon match preparation and to become more proficient at reading the game.
Completion of all the lessons of this course, when taken together with the lessons previously presented in the Regional and Intermediate Referee courses, will satisfy the training requirements for the Referee to upgrade to the Advanced badge level. Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to take the fitness test that is required to upgrade to the Advanced Referee badge level.
The course dates/times are subject to change. If they do change, this website will be promptly updated and each registrant will be notified of the change. Registration Fee includes room (2 nights on a double occupancy basis), meals (from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday), a camp T-shirt (not guaranteed for late registrants) and course materials.
The registration fee and the signed waiver of liability form are requested prior to the deadline date above in the Quick Facts, although these items will be accepted after the registration deadline subject to available space and an additional late fee charge. The cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellation received within one week of the camp. It is permissible for Regions to pay all or part of the fee on behalf of referees attending training camps. We encourage Regions to participate in this way!
No refund will be issued if cancellation notice is not received.
Pre-Course Materials:USSF Advice to Referees 2013-2014
USSF Guide to Procedures 2012
AYSO Guidance for Referees and Others 2015
IFAB Laws of the Game 2017-2018
IFAB 2018-2019 Laws of the Game