South Texas Soccer Referees

Current STSR Referee Requirements by Grade

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Grade 9 Referee (Youth Small-Sided Games)

 Referee Grade 9 - Youth Small-sided games

Entry

Recreational small-sided Youth games

Minimum Age

None

Experience

None

Game level to count

None

Time in grade

None

Clinic requirements

Complete Grade 9 entry course

Written exam

80% on Grade 9 test

Assessment(s)

Development & Guidance Recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

Complete Grade 9 Recertification course

Written exam

80% on Grade 9 test

Assessment(s)

Development & Guidance Recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Notes

Grade 9 not currently used by South Texas Youth Associations

Grade 8 Referee (Youth Games - All Ages)

 USSF Referee Grade 8 - Youth Games

Entry

 Youth games of all ages

Minimum Age

None

Experience

None

Game level to count

None

Time in grade

None

Clinic requirements

Complete Grade 8 Entry course

Written exam

80% minimum grade on Grade 8 Exam

Assessment(s)

Developmental & Guideance recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Yearly Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

On-line, hybrid, 5 hour in-person course options

Written exam

80% minimum grade on Grade 8 exam

Assessment(s)

Developmental & Guideance recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Upgrade

Experience

Previous Grade 9

Game level to coun

none

Clinic requirements

Grade 8 Entry course or Grade 9 to 8 Upgrade/Bridge course

Notes

 

Grade 7 Referee (Amateur Adult and Youth  Games)

 USSF Referee Grade 7 - Youth and Amateur Adult Games

Entry/Upgrade

Higher level youth and amateur adult games

Minimum Age

18 years

Experience

Previously Grade 8 or Combined Entry Grade 8/7 Course

Game level to count

None

Time in grade

None

Clinic requirements

Complete Grade 7 Upgrade clinic or combined Entry Grade 8/7 Course

Written exam

80% minimum on Grade 7 exam

Assessment(s)

Developmental Assessment Recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Yearly Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

on-line,  in-person , hybrid recertification course

Written exam

80% minimum on grade 7 exam

Assessment(s)

Developmental Assessment Recommended

Physical Fitness

None

Notes

 

 

 

Grade 7+ Referee (Advanced Referee for Youth and Adult Games)

STSR Referee Grade 7+
(STSR Advanced Grade - recognized as Grade 7 by USSF)

Upgrade

Higher level youth and adult games

Minimum Age

18 years

Experience

75 games as a Referee (25 recommended Adult)
25 games as an Assistant Referee

Game level to count

US Soccer affiliated games

Time in grade

1 year as Grade 8 or Grade 7

Clinic requirements

Complete Grade 7 Upgrade course or combined Grade 8/7 Entry course

Written exam

80% minimum on Grade 7 exam

Assessment(s)

One as Referee,  Any 90 minute match that is a sufficient test for 7+

Physical Fitness

Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

Fitness test is Interval-7+ 7.5 sec sprints, 35/40 Interval - 7 laps   Click here to view Interval Test

Yearly Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

on-line,  5 hour clinic options, hybrid recertification clinics

Written exam

80% minimum on grade 7 exam

Assessment(s)

Must be a Grade 7 Referee. One as Referee,  Any 90 minute match that
 is a sufficient test for 7+ Must have a passing 7+ fitness test within last 12 months
 for assessment

Physical Fitness

Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

 

 Assessments should be completed within the July 1st-June 30th registration period

Notes

No more than three failing assessments may occur within that time period.

Fitness test is Interval-7+

7.5 sec sprints, 35/40 Interval - 7 laps   Click here to view Interval Test

Grade 6 State Referee

 USSF Referee Grade 6 (State Referee)

Upgrade

Higher level games at all levels

Minimum Age

18 years

Experience

Referee 100 games U-17 or higher, minimum 50 Adult - Men or Women Division 2 or higher (not COED) 
Assistant Referee 25 U-17 or higher Games (not COED)

Game level to count

US Soccer Affiliated games

Time in grade

12 months as Grade 7 (2017 badge year)   12 months as Grade 7+ (2018 badge year and beyond)

Clinic requirements

Complete State Grade 6 Referee Upgrade course (usually held in August)

Written exam

80% minimum on State / National exam

Assessment(s)

2 centers (one adult D2 or higher); one AR (adult D2 or higher)
Click here to view Criteria

Must have passing Grade 7+ or higher Fitness test before Assessments

Physical Fitness

State 6 Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

(6.6 sec Sprints, 35/40 Interval - 10 laps)   Click here to view Interval Test

Yearly Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

State Recertification clinic

Written exam

80% minimum on State exam

Assessment(s)

1 center (adult D2 or higher); one AR(adult D2 or higher)  Click here to view Criteria

Physical Fitness

Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

Click here to view Interval Test (6.6 sec Sprints, 35/40 Interval)

 

Notes:

 Assessments should be completed within the July 1st-June 30th registration period

No more than three failing assessments may occur within that time period.

Grade 5 Advanced State Referee (Possible National Candidate Pool)

 USSF Referee Grade 5 (Advanced State Referee - potential National Candidate)

Upgrade

Highest State level games at all levels

Minimum Age

19 years

Experience

Referee 150 U-17 or higher games (minimum 50 Adult - Men or Women Adult Division 1
or higher(not COED))
Assistant Referee 50 U-17 or higher Games (not COED)

Game level to count

US Soccer Affiliated games

Time in grade

12 months as State Referee Grade 6

Clinic requirements

Complete State Grade 5 Referee Upgrade course (usually held in August)

Written exam

80% minimum on State / National exam

Assessment(s)

3 National Assessments as Referee by 3 different National Assessors, two on
 Division 1 or higher affiliated Men or Women games (not coed), one on Top Level U18 or
higher Youth game.
1 National Assistant Referee Assessment by National Assessor on
Division 1 or higher affiliated Men or Women games (not coed)
Assessment Period - July 1st-June 28th   Click here to view Criteria  

Must have passing Grade 6 or higher Fitness test before Assessments

Physical Fitness

State 5 Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

Male Referee  - 6.0  second sprints, 15/18 Interval, Female Referee 6.4 second sprints,
 17/20 Interval 
Male AR - 4.7 second sprints(30m), 10 second CODA, 15/20 Interval, Female AR 5.10 second
sprints, 11 second CODA, 17/22 Interval
 Click here to view Interval Test

Yearly Maintenance

Clinic Requirements

State Recertification clinic

Written exam

80% minimum on State exam

Assessment(s)

3 National Assessments as Referee by 3 different National Assessors on
 Division 1 or higher affiliated Men or Women games (not coed)
1 National Assistant Referee Assessment by National Assessor on
 Division 1 or higher affiliated Men or Women games (not coed)
Assessment Period - August 1st-July 1st   
Click here to view Criteria

Must have passing Grade 6 or higher Fitness test before Assessments

Physical Fitness

Interval Test with passing score, current within July 1st-June 30th registration period

Male Referee  - 6.0  second sprints, 15/18 Interval, Female Referee 6.4 second sprints,
 17/20 Interval 
Male AR - 4.7 second sprints(30m), 10 second CODA, 15/20 Interval, Female AR 5.10 second
sprints, 11 second CODA, 17/22 Interval
 Click here to view Interval Test

 

Notes:

 Assessments should be completed within the July 1st-June 30th registration period

No more than three failing assessments may occur within that time period.