Grassroots First Time Referee Licensing Course for 2021

The following Grassroots First Time Referee licensing courses are now posted on the STSR web site and the U.S. Soccer Learning Center. Please note the following items


1) Select the session closest to you and have your club/organization promote this event to encourage registration

2) the direct links are listed below

3) the close for registration is 12/04 at 12:00 pm

4) the cost for the 2021 licensing course is $70

5) if 18+, will need a background check which costs $30 and is valid for 2 years

6) unlike last year, there is no need to wait for the background check to be approved as coursework can begin immediately upon registration

7) the Virtual Session (VS) for each course is listed below

8) of all the modules for this course, the "Online Grassroots Referee" module must be completed by 12/05 @ 6pm

9) only registrants who complete this module will received an invite to the Sunday VS

10) VS attendance is mandatory - if registrant does not attend, they will have an additional assignment to complete to receive certification

11) if the "Online Grassroots Referee" module is not completed by deadline, registrant will have an additional assignment to complete to receive certification once they complete the required module 

Rest Of South Texas areas - Virtual Session for 5:00 pm

Austin & surrounding areas - Virtual Session for 6:30 pm

Houston & surrounding areas - Virtual Session for 8:00 pm

You must:

1) indicate by 12/02 if you plan to join the VS and talk with the attendees

2) if you have not already, return the assignor information form to me prior to the VS - attached to email

If you have any questions pertaining to these courses, please look at the course details in the above link and if you question is not answered, then you may email me.


Rick Friedman

State Deputy Director Of Instruction

South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc