How To Become A Referee
Rules Of Competition
Grand Valley Soccer Association
Midwest Regional League
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WWW.MICHIGANREFEREE.ORG This site contains the most current information for certification/recertification, contacts, and opportunities for referees and assignors. The information is authoritative from The Michigan Referee Committee. You are able to view the Laws of the Game (LOTG) but the link is to the 2007/2008 copy. You can view, save, or print a copy. You can also access Advice to Referees from this site. You may save it, but it is not printable.
WWW.ARBITERSPORTS.COM This is the site more and more assignors use to offer and track game assignments to referees. Each assignor has a referee group, and in order to receive assignments via this system, you must be a member of a referee group. In order to become a member, the assignor must send an invitation to join to you, and you must accept per the invitation's instructions. A referee may be a member of more than one referee group. For a list of certified assignors go to http://www.michiganreferee.org/, then the assignors link, and then peruse the list. Assignors are listed by county. Their year last certified, and contact information are presented.
WWW.USSOCCER.COM This site is the official site of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). You can access the 2011-2012 LOTG, and print/save a copy. You can access Interpretation of the Laws of the Game and Guidelines for Referees. (This is similar to the Advice to Referees at www.michiganreferee.org site.) The advantage of this site is you can print a copy.
WWW.ASKTHEREF.COM This site is not an official site, but it does give a credible data base of questions and opinions of their referee board. This is not a site for Q&A about college or high school rules. At this site you can download and print the 2009 Advice to Referees.
WWW.FIFA.COM This is the official site for the international soccer organization. One of their functions is to run the World Cup Competition, and they assign referees to those games. The USSF is the national organization through which United States referees work for international assignments from FIFA. You can download a copy of the LOTG. At the bottom of the page, in the center, is the link "REFEREE". There is also a link on the lower left of the page "TEACHING MATERIAL". Click on "MORE>>" to access additional explanations (advice) on selected laws of the game. The presented materials are "...based on decisions made by the IFAB and on the LOTG."
To download or print a copy of the 2011-2012 copy of the LOTG, go to the "OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS" tab at the top of the page. A click on that will give you access to the LOTG, Laws for beach soccer and futsal. There is a Q&A document for futsal LOTG.
WWW.FOOTBALLREFEREE.ORG This is the official website for the Referee Association in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. You are able to suscribe to their free newsletter as well as review their training and fitness programs.
WWW.CORSHAMREF.ORG.UK This website is not official, but will give a good perspective on what referees are doing and thinking about on the other side of the pond. Julian Carosi is the webmaster and main author. He no longer provides free monthly newsletters, but everything is referenced. This is an interesting site, but remember we do not do everything the same way they do.