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New Uniform Info

U.S. Soccer Federation Debuts New Referee Uniform from Official Sports International at NWSL Matches
The May 1, 2016 NWSL matches marked the debut of the latest version of the Official U.S. Soccer Referee Uniform. Officiating crews in Boston, Chicago and Seattle wore redesigned kits featuring the recently-launched U.S. Soccer Referee Program logo.

Official Sports International, the exclusive Referee Uniform Supplier of U.S. Soccer, incorporated direct feedback from referees at all levels during the redesign process. The new kit features a number of improvements including a sleeker design that is now available in both men’s and women’s cuts for the first time.

The uniform will be available to the referee community for purchase this summer in Pro and Economy versions. The uniform will be sold in five colors, with red, yellow and green available first, while blue and black will be released around the holidays. The current official jersey uniform style can still be worn during matches through 2018.

How to Become a Referee

If you are interested in becoming a referee and joining JUSA for games this fall, see the “how to” guide here.

Read through the information and follow the instructions to register and take the online modules. If you choose the Grade 8 path, you will also attend a 4-hour Cal South field training session.

There is no minimum age although, typically, our youngest referees are usually at least 11 or 12.

Grade 9 referees can referee all JUSA Recreational and Signature matches up to U14. This level is recommended for referees 15 or 16 and under.
Grade 8 referees can referee all JUSA Recreational and Signature matches up to U19 and can choose to join other referee associations, as they gain experience, and referee all levels of Competitive (Club) youth matches.

Our new referee training is on August 16th and August 23rd. As a new referee, you must attend one of these dates in order to be entered into our online system to sign up for games this fall.