The website for Soccer Referees in Michigan
This website is offered by the
Michigan Referee Committee.
It's purpose is to help US Soccer Referees with yearly registration, recertifications and training.
1. Entry Grade 9 - Entry class to become a new referee with a grade 9; must be 11 years old
2. Bridge Grade 8 - to upgrade from grade 9 to 8; must be 14 years old
3. Recertification - yearly recertification for grades 9, 8, and 7
4. State Recertification - yearly recertification for grades 6 and 5 or to upgrade to grades 7, 6 or 5.
See Info > Type of Classes for more details
YOU MUST RECERTIFY EVERY YEAR!
Referees must take a Recertification class every year. Grade 9 Referees 14 and older may either take either a Recertification class or a Bridge Grade 8 class (recommended) to upgrade to grade 8. Go to Info > Timing of Classes to have an idea of when classes are offered.
Congratulations to the following referees that represented Michigan at the US Youth National Championship Tournament on July 22 - 26, 2014 in Georgetown, Maryland.
Nick Balcer Brandon Barlog Duncan Purvis Justin Tatsak
Congratulations to the Bradley Barlog that represented Michigan at the National Presidents Cup on July 10-13, 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Referee Classes are available for new referees and current referees. Click "Class Registration" tab above to browse class availability and to register for a class, or click https://michiganrefs.gameofficials.net/login.cfm then click Sign Up For Course. You will see a list of Course Types in bold blue. Click the course type for a list of classes.
Remember: Referees in Southern Michigan need recertify before January 31, 2015. After this date you can recertify by attending an Entry or Bridge class (8 hours) or drive to Recert classes in Central and Northern Michigan.
Plea Agreement reached
On February 20 the Detroit Free Press reported that Mr. Bassel Saad has agreed to a plea deal for the assault of Michigan Referee John Bieniewicz.
Mr. Saad has agreed to plea to involuntary manslaughter.
Click here to see the announcement by the Michigan Referee Committee.