If you or someone you know would like to become a referee please Contact Us
Benefits to being a referee :
- Earn money !
- Understand the Laws of the game better!
- Teach and role model for better and more positive behavior from players, coaches, parents and fans.
- Have fun - and did we mention earning extra $$$$$$$'s !
Assignments are available for Tournaments, Club matches, Recreational games and Adult league.
Annual certification training sessions are held locally in the spring in conjunction with web based testing.
Licensing through the United States Soccer Federation.
Laws of the Game
Montana Game Officals
Montana Referee Association
Here is a check list to guide you through the process
- Take and pass the on-line course.
- Attend and complete the classroom training session.
- You will be issued a USSF ID#
- Create a referee account in GotSoccer with your ID#
- Complete the Referee Information in your GotSoccer account:
- choose the Helena Assignor as Primary
- check the box for the background check if needed
Here is an overview of the process and how to get assignments
There are two referee accounts required: Montana Game Officials and Got Soccer.
Montana Game Officials is for course work/training and GotSoccer is for assignments.
The FIFA rulebook is available with the test on Montana Game Officials and above on this web page.
On the Montana Game Officials site, create an account, pay the fee and take the on-line test for the Helena area.
The Helena referee trainer will keep track of those who pass the test and then send out an email about the classroom/training sessions.
Next step is to attend one classroom session, there are usually two scheduled in March/April on a Saturday before the spring season starts.
After successful completion of the on-line and classroom training, a grade 8 referee certification is issued.
A GotSoccer referee account will then need to be created with aUSSF ID# issued after completion of the training.
Thinking ahead, both the on-line and classroom are required three times ie. for the first three years, after that there is only the on-line portion required.
Through GotSoccer, a referee is available to be assigned by any assignor they chooses. This is for competitive club matches. Most Tournaments also use GotSoccer so sign up for Tournaments as they become available.
The HYSA Recreational league is a great place to pick up assignments and experience. The Recreational League does assigning off-line, so contact the Rec League if looking for work on Sunday afternoons. The email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line training & Field Work Sessiions
On-line course work for referees opens in early January...
Register to take the certification course as a new referee or sign in to renew at MontanaGameOfficials
Log-in to your existing account or if new choose the New User tab on the left.
Be sure to choose the courses offered by the Helena referee trainer.
For referees with 3 years or less experience, the classroom and field training session dates will be announced.
The fee is paid on-line at registration.
Depending on their experience level, participants may need to:
- complete the on-line course the Thursday before they come to the classroom session
- attend the entire classroom session
- attend the field session when the weather allows use of a dry flat space outside, probably in late March.
Classroom / Fieldwork participants should bring a lunch, snack, drinks.
Location of classes to be determined and will be announced.
Enroll now and get to work on the latest on-line modules !
More information at MontanaYouthSoccer
Boasting some of the best referees in the State!
We are proud to announce the accomplishments of our locally trained soccer referees Cannon Colegrove Grade 8 and Gezer Garcia da Silva Grade 7 being named Officials of the Year for the State of Montana.
Scott Lockwood reports, " Not only do we have the best players and complex but some of the best referees in the state! "
Mark Beckman, the Executive Director of the Montana High School Association, recently announced the 2017 National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Officials of the Year for the State of Montana.
Nominees for this award must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct, moral character and carry the endorsement of their respective state high school association.