2020 Mustang New Referee training can be found at


Mustang’s Youth Referees- Mustang Soccer League believes that youth referees must be well-trained and mature enough to withstand the pressures which can be placed on referees. As such, it is the policy of the club that referees must be at least 14 years old as of 12/31 of the current year, and must be certified at Grade 8, in order to referee Mustang games. If you are old enough and are interested in becoming a referee, click on a link to the right to sign up for a Grade 8 training class.  

Grade 8 referees must complete the online training and a field session. See Training Schedule below.


Referee Grades – The US Soccer Federation trains, assesses, and certifies referees from Grade 8 to Grade 1. The most common grades we will see are below with brief descriptions:

  • Grade 9: Recreational and small-sided games
  • Grade 8: Youth competitive
  • Grade 7: Adult

At Mustang, we focus on training and developing Grade 8 and 7 referees, since this represents the vast majority of referees who do games for our club.  


In-service Clinics – In-service clinics are held during the season and provide supplemental training to referees and also provide a social forum for referees to meet and discuss topics of interest. Grade 7 and below referees must attend 5 hours of in-service training annually in order to renew their registration. While Grade 8 referees do not need to submit attendance certificates to renew their registration, these clinics are a great way to receive additional training and all referees are highly encouraged to attend.  Mustang holds a number of In-Service clinics each year, typically on weekday evenings from 7-10 pm.  


Click HERE for the 2018 Referee Training Course Description.   


Click HERE for the 2018 Referee Training Course Schedule. 




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