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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 

US Soccer Federation Referee Program

Effective July 1, 2019, US Soccer introduced the "Grassroots Referee" to replace the former grade 7 (adult amateur), grade 8 (youth competitive) and grade 9 (recreation referee). All referees previously certified as a grade 7, grade 8 or grade 9 referee will become a certified Grassroots Referee (subject to completion of yearly re-certification class). Any new referees seeking certification to referee youth or adult amateur games will be certified directly as a Grassroots Referee.

Becoming a new Grass Roots referee requires the candidate:

1. Be a minimum of 13 years old Candidates must be a minimum 13 years of age when creating their online account.
2. Complete the Online Grassroots Referee Course The online course is a 4.5 hour e-learning experience that prepares candidates for their assigned tasks and responsibilities as a Grassroots Referee.
3. Complete an In-Person Grassroots Course (aka Fields Clinic) Cost: $130. The Field Clinics are held throughout New Jersey. Locations, dates, and times are posted as sessions are scheduled. The cost Includes US Soccer licensing and liability insurance, and a US Soccer Referee uniform and Starter Kit
4. Complete an online SafeSport certification (Age 18 or over only) No cost. US Center for SafeSport online abuse prevention training which covers: sexual abuse, hazing, bullying, emotional misconduct, physical harassment and reporting obligations
5. Complete an online background check (Age 18 or over only) Cost: $30. Conducted online and good for a 2 year period.

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.

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

If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please contact the NJ State Referee Committee at office@njrefs.com