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Oregon Soccer Referees

Becoming a Referee

The first step for anyone who wishes to become a US Soccer official is completing an entry-level training course. A brief overview of the course options, and some other helpful information for prospective referees, can be found below. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected] for support.

Referee Traits and Skills

Patience, optimism, and a comfort with people, are extremely handy traits for a referee. In addition, physical fitness, familiarity with the game (being a former player is beneficial but not necessary), knowledge of the Laws of the Game, and the ability to interpret and apply those Laws, are essential. A degree of physical and mental maturity to handle the job is also needed, which is why the minimum age for participants in the Grade 8 course is 13.

Course Opportunities

The Oregon Referee Committee offers entry-level referee courses year round, all over the state. To view a list of our upcoming training options, go to our homepage at and check out the "announcements" section. Registration for training courses should be completed through the website. If you do not currently see a convenient course option, check back frequently, as new training opportunities are added weekly, or contact [email protected] to find out when the next course will be provided in your area.

Referee Educational Materials

Laws of the Game

Soccer 5 Rules

CUSA Referee Rules of Conduct

• Conduct yourselves according to guidelines set by FIFA, USSF, US Club Soccer, OYSA, and Soccer-5.
• Provide a safe environment for all players.
• Enforce the rules of soccer by following the USSF Laws of the Game; subject to Soccer-5 League modifications.
• Never argue with coaches, players, or spectators.
• Ensure that all players are properly equipped for the game; (i.e.: no jewelry of any kind, no casts of any kind, no metal leg or arm braces of any kind.)
• Conduct yourselves honorably and maintain a professional dignity at all times.
• Dress in approved referee attire at all times when officiating.
• Be in good physical condition and prepared for the match.
• Attend all required training. Maintain your referee license.
• Show up at least 30 minutes prior to your first game so there is time to check the field for safety and to check the player's equipment and gear.
• Suspend play at any time if coaches, players, or spectators are getting out of control.
• Find a trustworthy adult if you need assistance before, during, or after a game.
• Report all yellow and red card infractions to your club's referee coordinator within 48 hours of the end of the game.Do not use vulgar or abusive language at any time.
• Have a positive attitude at all times. 

Contact Us

Canby United Soccer Association

P.O. Box 861 
Canby, Oregon 97013

Phone: 503-592-0029
Email: [email protected]

Canby United Soccer Association

P.O. Box 861 
Canby, Oregon 97013

Phone: 503-592-0029
Email: [email protected]
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