Becoming a MUSC Recreation Referee

Morris United Soccer Club is looking for former players to be referees for the Morris United Fall recreation program.  To be considered for a referee position, candiates must be at least in the 7th grade by the time the season starts.

If you are interested in becoming a referee, please use the the link to the right to register.  If you have any questions about being a referee, please contact the MUSC Rec Program at muscrec@gmail.com 


 
NJ State Referee Committee (NJSRC) Referee Certifications

The New Jersey State Referee Committee (NJSRC) administers classes which certify and register successful attendees to become a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) referee. The USSF has a referee grading system which specifies what level games the referee may officiate. In New Jersey you may become a new referee at either the Grade 9 or Grade 8 level.. Please note that separate certifications are required to be a Beach, Futsal or Indoor Soccer referee.

Each grade of referee and specified endorsement (i.e. Youth Futsal) requires the participant to fulfill a training course and pass a standardized test. Grade 9 and 8 certifications are only provided by state associations (i.e. NJSRC). Higher referee grades may be provided by state associations, the USSF and/or FIFA directly. Following the initial certification, referees are required to complete a yearly "refresher" course to remain a referee in good standing.

Grade Level of Competition
9 Recreation Referee
8 Competitive Youth Referee
7 Adult Amateur Referee
6 State Referee
5 State Referee
4 National Referee
3 National Referee
2 FIFA Assistant Referee
1 FIFA Referee

Although Morris United Soccer Club does not require it's recreation referees to be certified, it is highly encouraged. Only certified referees may referee competitive (travel) youth matches.

Requirements to be a NJ Youth Soccer Referee (Grade 9 or Grade 8)

Referee Grade NJSRC Requirements
Grade 9 : Recreation Referee
  • Minimum of 14 years of age at the time of initial course
  • Successfully complete Grade 9 Entry Level Online traniing
  • Successfully complete a NJSRC Grade 9 training class
  • Successfully pass the standardized test
  • Complete a yearly recertification class to maintain good standing status
Grade 8 : Competitive Youth Referee
  • Minimum of 16 years of age at the time of initial course
  • Successfully complete a NJSRC Grade 8 training class
  • Successfully pass the standardized test
  • Complete a yearly recertification class to maintain good standing status

To learn more about becoming a certified referee please visit the NJ Sate Referee Committee website : https://njrefs.demosphere-secure.com/becoming-a-referee

If you have any questions regarding the class, please contact Casey Becht at caseybechtmusc@gmail.com