Become a SOCCER Referee


2024 Beginner Montana Soccer Referee Course

2024 referee Clinic

On behalf of the Montana 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.

The US Soccer Referee Federation,Referee Course is specific to the competitive youth and adult game.  This is an entry-level course for new referees and consists of an online course and an in-person field session requirement

The Referee 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.

The offseason is the best time to begin the online clinic, ready for spring field sessions.

STEP 1: download a 2024 beginner referee checklist

step 1: download a 2024 beginner referee checklist

Click the image or the link below to download a PDF version.

STEP 2: ONLINE CLINIC registration

Available Soccer Referee Clinics in Montana

You MUST COMPLETE the online portion of the Referee course before you will be given the option to register for one of the in-person clinics listed below. Please do this as soon as possible. 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.


Once registered, head back to your dashboard and select "Online Lessons". Be sure to read the instructions and the notes at the bottom. 


You may attend any clinic you would like after completing the onlne course.

Check back periodically for newly scheduled field sessions for the spring 2024. 

In the meantime, be sure to complete the online course.





Fri 5/31/24

New Ref Field Session

Kalispell, MT

Field sessions may be canceled or postponed if 6 or more have not completed the online course, and registered for the field session, within 2 days of the scheduled date.

Club & Organization Requests To Host Courses

Clubs or organizations that would like to host a beginner referee course in your area can register as an Association Representative and fill out the request form available under the Administration tab. The SRC will review the request, and if approved, will find a referee mentor to lead the course.

Beginner Referee Clinic Needs: 

Be aware that new referees cannot register for your approved clinic until they complete the online coursework linked to in the above section. If a clinic does not have six or more registrations within 24 hours of the scheduled time, the clinic may be postponed or canceled. Exceptions to this will be looked at on an individual basis. Those that are registered would need to transfer to a different clinic location/date.

If you have a referee account, you cannot use the same Name or Email information to create an Association account. Use something unique and we can change it after it's made if desired. You may make up information for birthday, gender, etc. No USSF-ID is needed.

Step 1: Register as an Association Representative

Step 2:  Sign in to the Member Sign In

Step 3: Click Administration Menu and select Submit Clinic Request

Step 4: Complete Clinic Request Form

Additional Beginner Referee Resources and Links

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.