What are the Referee “Grades” and Why Should I Care?

Regional/National Emeritus

Referees at these Levels Must have Been in the grade for Several Years

Referees at these Levels Must have attained a Certain Age

Referees at these Levels are Recognized by USSoccer as having Retired

Referees at these Levels No Longer Need to Meet Fitness/Assessment/Coaching RequirementsReferees at these Levels Still Frequently Referee Upper Level Club Games and Below

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