Become a Referee


On behalf of the State Referee Committee, thank you for your interest in becoming a certified US Soccer Federation referee! Without your help, soccer in Montana would not exist and we're sure you'll enjoy the experience, comradery, challenges, and rewards that refereeing can provide.

The US Soccer Referee Federation Grassroots Referee Course is specific to the competitive youth and adult game. This is an entry-level course for new referees.

The Grassroots course is $50 and you must be 13 years old at the time of registration. Those 18 and over must be able to pass a background check and complete Safesport training.

New courses are typically held in the early spring and early fall.

If you would like to host a new referee course in your area, sign into OMS and follow the links at the top of your dashboard. If you don't have an OMS account and you're not a referee, you can register as an Association Representative to create one and the same options will be available to you. Request to Host Beginner Grassroots Course

Watch this video for a tutorial on the new referee registration system.

There are a handful (but maybe more) websites that you'll want to familiarize yourself with as you navigate as a referee. All of them serve different functions or organizations. Sometimes assignments are sent offline or via text or email as well. - This is the Montana Soccer Referee Committee's main website, where we post as much referee information as we can. - This is MYSA's website that contains league information. Referees are independent of MYSA, but most of our matches are for the league. (OMS) - This is the SRC's in-state referee registration and learning system. This is where you'll start your coursework and return for recertification each year. - The Learning Center was created by U.S. Soccer to host nationwide courses and a place for all referees to see their license information. Some courses that we hold in OMS will point you to the Learning Center to complete, and you'll want to return back to OMS once complete. - Demosphere is where game assignments for MYSA matches are distributed through. Once you're a referee, this is likely the main place you'll go to see your games, set preferences, get paid, etc. - GotSport is an assignment platform that some clubs use it to assign local recreational games or tournament referees. - Arbiter Sports is another assignment platform that is commonly used. You may be sent a registration link by an assignor if you register to officiate a tournament.

There may be other sites that assignors may have you register in (Arbiter, RefQuest, SportsConnect, etc.) Bookmark these login pages as you get them and if you have any questions, reach out.

2023 YEAR in-person grassroots referee Courses

You MUST COMPLETE the online portion of the Grassroots Referee course before you will be given the option to register for one of the in-person clinics listed below. Most clinics will have a two-day cut-off period prior to the clinic date. Please contact us if you finish your online training after the cut-off date to see if there is space still available in the clinic. Clinics are first come first serve to those that complete the online work.





Beginner Grassroots Referee

Kalispell, MT


Beginner Grassroots Referee

Kalispell, MT


Beginner Grassroots Referee

Kalispell, MT

All fall courses have concluded however you may do the online work prior to the spring courses.