United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is a national organization. Its headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. The website is: www.ussoccer.com. USSF referees work select, premiere, state cup, super y, midwest regional league, major league soccer, and international games (including World Cup).
The Michigan Referee committee is a member of the USSF, and is responsible for training and certifying referees for many leagues in Michigan (state cup, premiere, midwest regional league, select soccer leagues, super y, etc). The homepage for the Michigan Committee is www.michiganrefs.org It contains links to programs, requirements, resources, and staff.
To become certified as a USSF referee, go the Michigan Referee Committee home page- www.michiganrefs.org. All the requirements for certification, when/where classes are offered, and how to sign up for a class, are presented there.
Currently, the following videos are available: Myths of the Game, Managing the Free Kick, Offside 1999 Womens World Cup, Fouls & Misconduct 1999 Womens World Cup. The WEEK IN REVIEW can be accessed from this webpage. For USSF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS go to http://www.refereeinstructiononline.com.
WEEK IN REVIEW is a link to selected game videos that illustrate what to do, and what not to do. Click on LAWS OF THE GAME for the most current copy of the manual, and to access POSITION PAPERS (current interpretations/applications that you must know, and know how to do) and ASK A REFEREE (questions and authoritative answers from USSF staff).