Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association is looking for new Grassroots referees.

Applicants must be at least 14-year-old.

The referee certification class consists of online and classroom learning so referees are able to step on soccer fields after games reboot in Eastern New York.

Classes are not taking place at the present time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but applicants still can complete online training before the classroom sessions resume in the future.

A referee student must:

* Set up a profile on the U.S. Soccer Learning Center (https://learning.ussoccer.com/)

* Complete the Grassroots online training via Eastern New York’s State specific link to the U.S. Soccer Learning Center

* Students who are 18 and older must complete online Safesport Training. Link and code will be provided by Eastern New York

* Create a game officials profile on the game officials website

When your certification is completed after passing a rules test, a referee’s availability will be given to assignors so they will assign you games.

For more information on how to become a soccer referee, contact State Youth Referee Administrator Lee Suckle at lee@suckle.net.