2020 Referee Re-certification Classes


To all Referees:

      Mandatory Re certification classes for 2020 will begin September 1st, 2019 and end May 3rd , 2020 . We are working with assignors to schedule these clinics and they will be posted on this web site.

                                                  See below for up to date classes.

      This year you will receive your 2020 patch at the re-certification clinic.


1. However you must first register on - http://mainerefs.gameofficials.net - pay your appropriate fee, complete the KID SAFE Check if you are 18 years and older, and bring all receipts to the clinic to receive your patch.


2. We also request that before you attend a class you review the Law Changes. Click on the following link -  http://theifab.com/presentation-of-ifab-log-2019-20/  and IFAB's summary and explanations link: http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/files/document-category/062019/IsljGjbSIWJDsWY.pdf

There are many new rules changes this year and videos will be used to help you understand them.

3. RE-CERTIFICATION class attendance is mandatory for all referees each year, 2 to 3 hour class, $70 or $75 depending on your classification.​  

If you have any questions, please contact Peter LeVasseur, SDI Maine, at pjlevasseur@metrocast.net.


Once you find a class from the list below ,you will need to go onto - http://mainerefs.gameofficials.net .     and sign up for that class. You will make your payment at that time.   Please remember to bring a whistle, cards, and a flag to the re-cert class.                                              


                                                              2020 RE-CERT CLASSES

Here is a complete listing of all the 2020 recert classes that will be held this year.  Please make sure you attend one so that you can continue to referee this fall.


If you have a 2020 patch, then this recert is free to you, so please do not register and pay again.  If you have a 2020 patch, please attend one of these recerts and let your assignor know.  There are many new rule changes that will be discussed.

If you have a 2019 patch then you will need to attend, register and pay for the recert, ($70.00) or you can’t referee in the fall. If you are a 2019 grade 9 referee, then please take the 2020 grade 8 upgrade class.  This will cover the rule changes, serve as your recert, and cost the same.   USSF has eliminated the grade 9 classification and therefore all referees must be certified to be an assistant referee and center referee.  We will not be offering any more grade 9 classes. 

If you are a 2020 grade 9 referee then please attend the grade 8 upgrade class (same cost as the recert, $70.00).  However, if you take the grade 8 upgrade class before June 1st, you will have to pay $70.00 for the class.  If you take the 2021 Grade 8 upgrade class after June 1st, you still pay $70.00 and your 2021 recert is free. The USSF year runs July 1st to June 30th. 

This year we would like to have all grade 9 referees upgrade to a grade 8 or center referee.  USSF has eliminated the grade 9 classification and therefore all referees must be certified to be an assistant referee and center referee.  We will not be offering any more grade 9 classes.  Remember, if you don’t want to do centers, then just let your assignor know and they will assign you as assistant referees only, your choice.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter LeVasseur at: pjlevasseur@metrocast.net

Please sign up for these 2020 recerts and classes at:  https://mainerefs.gameofficials.net/


3/7/20   9:00am - 12:00pm         2020 BANGOR RECERT                    BANGOR, ME

3/7/20   9:00am - 12:00pm         2020 CAMDEN AREA RECERT          WARREN, ME 


3/19/20   6:00pm - 9:00pm         2020 GORHAM RECERT                    GORHAM, ME

3/21/20   9:00am - 12:00pm       2020 WESTBROOK RECERT            WESTBROOK, ME

3/21/20   2:00pm - 5:00pm         2020 AUGUSTA RECERT CLASS      AUGUSTA, ME


3/22/20   9:00am - 12:00pm       2020 BOWDOIN RECERT                   BOWDOIN, ME 

3/26/20   5:30pm - 8:30pm         2020 FREEPORT RECERT                 FREEPORT, ME 

3/28/20   9:00am - 12:00pm       2020 AUBURN RECERT CLASS        AUBURN, ME 

3/28/20   2:00pm - 5:00pm         2020 GRAY RECERT CLASS              GRAY, ME

3/29/20   1:00pm - 4:00pm         2020 WATERVILLE RECERT              WATERVILLE

4/4/20   9:00am - 12:00pm         2020 YARMOUTH RECERT                YARMOUTH, ME

4/26/20   9:00am - 12:00pm       2020 WESTBROOK RECERT             WESTBROOK, ME

5/3/20   5:00pm - 8:00pm           2020 CAPE ELIZABETH RECERT      CAPE ELIZABETH, ME




3/21/20   9:00am - 5:00pm          2020 AUGUSTA UPGRADE 8                   AUGUSTA, ME

4/4/20   9:00am - 5:00pm            2020 YARMOUTH GRADE 8 UPGRADE    YARMOUTH, ME


4/18/20   9:00am - 5:00pm          2020 BANGOR GRADE 8 UPGRADE         BANGOR, ME


5/3/20   9:00am - 4:00pm            2020 FREEPORT GRADE 8 UPGRADE...   FREEPORT, ME

5/9/20    9:00am - 5:00pm           2020 SCARBOROUGH GRADE 8 UPGRADE      SCARBOROUGH, ME


The 2021 grade 8 upgrade classes will be held in Sanford, Bowdoin, Kittery, Cape Elizabeth, Farmington, and Buxton.  These will be posted in May.