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                                                                  CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

                                                                REFEREE CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

US Soccer Requires every new referee to complete the online Grassroots class before they can attend a new referee course. 

1. Go to the US Soccer Learning Center  and register as a referee.  You will need a unique account identifier, which is an email address. Parents/referees may not use their lone email address to register multiple referees. Each referee needs their own email address.


​2. Once you have registered with the US Soccer learning center you need to take the 2024 Maine- Online Referee Module.  This online course will take 4.5 hours to complete and is a guide to the Laws of the Game. 


3.​ You cannot be registered to referee until you complete this online course. You can still sign up for the New Referee courses, attend the class ,  BUT before we can register you as completed you have to finish this course. This is a US Soccer requirement.

Here is the link - for the 2024 MAINE online Referee Module class. 


Follow these steps​:

  1. Take the Safesport program if you are 18 and older.

  2. Highlight: 2024 Maine-Online Referee Module- this course does not issue a license

  3. Highlight: Assignments

  4. Highlight: Online Referee Course.  ( GRASSROOTS )  

    1. Please remember that you can start the course, close it out, and return any time to finish.  If you do not close it out, and return the next day, it will make you start all over. When you finish the course, your name will appear on the instructors list of names who completed the course as satisfactory.

  5. Goto: “My Courses”

  6. You can’t be certified until you complete this course, attend the two-day in person class and complete the assignments listed below.

  7. Open the website:

    1. This web site will help explain the offside rule.

  8. Read the following attachments:

    1. FKO Misconduct Chart

              i.      Memorize the 12 direct free kick offenses (DFK) and complete the Referee Test DFK & IFK sheet.

              ii.      Memorize the 9 Indirect free Kick Offenses (IFK)

  1. Advice for New Referee.

  2. 2023-2024 Cautionable and sending off offenses.

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