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US Soccer Federation

GLASRA does not certify referees.

Annual recertification is required to remain a certified USSF referee.

Please visit the Michigan Referee Committee's website to become a referee or find your certification steps each year.

Michigan Referee Committee website

When starting as a USSF referee, one begins by taking the Grassroots Referee Course. Visit the Michigan Referee Committee website for instructions and links to become a referee or to recertify as a Grassroots referee.




  • Minimum Age - 13

  • Online Modules & Field Sessions

After Receiving your Badge

  1. Pay your GLASRA dues.

  2. Contact the CASL Assignor, Scott Carney, to express your interest in being assigned matches. 

  3. In GO Group 1308 set your Availability so assignors know when to offer you matches..
    Instructions on how to set GO Availability.


Regional Referee is an upgraded level obtained by meeting US Soccer requirements that can be found on the Michigan Referee Committee website. There is an annual requirement of passing assessments, fitness tests, and an advanced rules test. 


General Info

Fitness Test Info


To encourage our members to strive for higher levels, GLASRA will reimburse referees up to $60 for the cost of a successful upgrade assessment. 


If you upgraded recently, please reach out to our treasurer to request information on the process for this subsidy.


The Michigan Referee Committee website is an excellent source for all Michigan USSF referees.