Missouri 2013 USSF Referee
All existing USSF Referees, regardless of grade, must first
re-register with USSF on-line at www.ussoccer.info for 2013.
All re-registration fees are collected ONLY through USSF, they will not
be collected at the clinic. If you can’t
re-register and pay online, contact your DRA.
If it’s been more than 3 years since you last registered (last
registered in 2009 or before), you will be required to retake the entire entry clinic
before you can again register.
Regardless of your grade, you must take your re-certification exam
on-line before attending a re-certification clinic. Re-certification exam WILL NOT be given at
the clinic venue. Detailed instructions for
the online testing are posted on mrdp.org.
You also need to go to https://www.gotsport.com/
and pay online to complete a
background check as a referee
in order to work affiliated MYSA youth games.
If you already have a profile in gotsoccer, use it. Otherwise you must create a new profile. To do that, detailed instructions are posted on
the front page at mrdp.org. If you are
already an active referee in the gotsoccer system you may have already
completed this procedure, but remember you must do it annually.
To summarize the steps for re-registration;
Step 1 - Re-register online and pay your 2013 fees online
Step 2 - Pass the required online re-certification testing
Step 3 - Attend a re-certification clinic with proof of
completing steps 1 and 2 and get
your 2013 badge.
Step 4 - Complete your background check through https://www.gotsport.com/ for youth games
For existing Grades 7, 6 and 5, also;
Step 5 - Pass your required maintenance assessment as
required and submit proof to your DRA.
Step 6 - Complete the optional Interval Testing, or pass the
Cooper testing. Proof will be required
by the DRA.
For all grades, if any of steps 1, 2 or 3 are not completed,
your record will not be released at USSF and you cannot be assigned games if
not properly registered. If any grade 7,
6 or 5 fails to also complete steps 5 & 6, on or after January 1, 2013 they
may be released as a grade 8, until they do meet steps 5 & 6. In such a case, they may have to pay a
midyear upgrade fee to USSF of $10.00 to be restored to their previous grade.
If step 4 is not completed by any grade, youth games
assignors may not assign you to games.
Before your re-registration can be approved and released at
USSF, you must also complete all other state requirements for your grade as a
referee. Annual renewal requirements may
be found in the current USSF Referee Administrative Handbook. They are strictly enforced in Mo.
USSF REFEREES, REGARDLESS OF GRADE, MUST ATTEND A RE-CERTIFICATION CLINIC IN
PERSON, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THIER GRADE, BEFORE THEIR
RECORD CAN BE RELEASED AT USSF. THIS
INCLUDES EMERITUS REFEREES.
There are no exceptions to this. If you want to be registered, get your badge
and receive the benefits of being an active USSF referee registered in Missouri
for 2013, you must attend and pass a re-certification clinic. IN ADDITION, if you are a grade
7, 6, 5 or Emeritus referee, you must meet the other requirements for your
grade. Each referee holding grade 7, 6 or
5 must have one passing annual maintenance assessment at the appropriate level,
and pass the Missouri SRC approved physical testing requirements per the USSF
Administrative Handbook. All Emeritus
referees must also re-meet all the same requirements of grade 7, 6’s or 5’s if they want to work games
at that level in Missouri. If you are
going to be assigned games at that level, you must meet the same requirements
as the active referees at that level.
Failure to meet all the requirements for a grade will result in you not
being registered, or being registered as a grade 8 until you do meet the
requirements. In that case, there is a
$10 mid year upgrade fee from USSF to go back up to your old grade within the
same year. If you do not return to the
previous grade within that same registration year, your next annual re-registration
must start again at grade 8.
Grade’s 7, 6, 5, and Emeritus should submit copies of the
passing feedback form from their assessment to their DRA at the recertification
clinic. Their DRA should also have
information from the approved Instructor that conducted their required annual physical
testing. For 2013 physical testing in
Missouri, the USSF National Interval Testing is optional. There will be one (1) such FREE testing
session conducted in each of the four districts during the registration
period. Any grade 7, 6 or 5 passing it
has met their physical testing requirements.
Any grade 8 wishing to upgrade to 7 must pass it. Any referee that fails it, or is unable to
attend, may take or retake it in another district, or otherwise may take any
available Cooper testing in any district for meeting the requirements for 2013
ONLY. Any available Cooper testing scheduled
after the Free interval testing in each district may have an additional fee to
attend. Beginning in 2014
re-registration year, the USSF National Interval testing is MANDATORY. The cooper test will no longer be accepted
for re-registrations in Missouri beginning in 2014. DRAs are the only
recognized authority that can submit a referee re-registration to the State to
be submitted to the USSF. Once the
referee has met all requirements, he/she will be eligible to receive their
badge from the DRA directly. This
includes receiving it while attending a recertification clinic provided that
proof of completed requirements is provided.