The Southern District of the Missouri Referee Development Program (MRDP), in conjunction with Lake Country Soccer, is offering a USSF Grade 8 Referee training clinic. The completion of this course qualifies you to work as a referee at Lake Country Soccer. This is a great part-time job for kids, paying well above the minimum wage and offering flexible scheduling. A great opportunity for a father and son (mother and daughter or any combination of the four) to spend a weekend learning the game and giving back to the game.
USSF Grade 8 Referee
The USSF Grade 8 Referee may officiate games as a Referee or Assistant Referee in all youth games, as well Assistant Referee in higher comparable games. The Grade 8 clinic consists of a total of sixteen (16) hours of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, that includes a passing 75%+ score on the written test after the course, candidates may register as Grade 8 Referees with the United States Soccer Federation.
Time: Friday August 10th: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday August 11th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
(lunch 12-1 on their own)
Sunday August 12th: 1 pm – 6 pm
(testing starts at 4 pm)
Location: Springfield Fire Dept Community Room
2455 S. Blackman Road 65809
Contact: Advanced registration is required on the MRDP website
Notes: Prepayment to MRDP of $65 per participant is required per the instructions on the registration site (link above). Follow instructions on the site. Maximum of 40 persons will be accepted, first registered first accepted. The cost includes the first year’s (2012) registration fee to USSF. Attendees must attend all 16 hours to test.
The Missouri Referee Development Program (MRDP) offers both USSF Grade 8 Referee and Grade 9 Recreational Referee clinics through the four MRDP Districts, which mirror the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) districts. Normally these scheduled clinics are posted on the Clinics link of MRDP (clinics.mrdp.org). Any interested person may attend any posted clinic anywhere within Missouri to meet the requirement. After clinic completion, and in order to be assigned any youth games, a background check is also required.