Football is a global sport-in the United States football is not the game of soccer like it is in the rest of the world. FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association and its major function is to train referees through an ongoing career-long process. Referees can be as young as their early teens and as old as their physical condition will allow.
1.Take a beginner’s referee course that covers the Rule of the Game. There are 2 parts to the course; Introductory and Level 1.
2.Study the material in the course seriously since there will be a written test at the end on the Rules and Regulations of the game.
3.Get a 70 percent or higher on the written test in order to move on to the next level.
4.Learn how to referee from demonstrations by your instructor. Lessons will include technical movement and Laws of the game.
5.Make a commitment to your referee classes and you will get a uniform and other equipment like a whistle, flags, notebook and wallet of red and yellow cards.
6.Work as many games as possible. The quickest way to move up to a full referee is to be paired with someone who is experienced.
Tips & Warnings
1)There may be a fee for taking training courses that are not paid by FIFA.
2)Get into top physical shape to prevent injury or illness.