- Certification - Referees MUST be certified yearly. Sign up for a class. It is important to certify in one state or another. It is difficult to track refs who switch back and forth between states. If you have questions about which one...let us know, we can help.
A significant portion of the referee certification is online. Once you complete your certification online training, you can sign up for a clinic. Don't delay as online completion deadline is 1 week prior to the clinic.
- Concussion training - Officials are required to take the free CDC online training course Concussion Training for Coaches,www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html. Click here to take the training, which is located in the middle of the webpage and takes approximately 45 minutes) before they may coach or officiate for the first time starting with the 2011/2012 season and once every three years thereafter. The certificate of completion at the endof the training is proof the course has been taken. Parents and athletes may take the course for their own information.