Step 2 – Fingerprinting with Capital Live Scan (one-time only)
California AB 506 requires all adult volunteers who have direct contact with children to have a one-time fingerprint background check as approved by the California DOJ to exclude individuals with a history of child abuse.
Step 4 – Complete the applicable age-appropriate official Referee Certification
We provide training options depending on the age group you want to referee, both online and in person (subject to current health guidelines). All class options will be found by logging into inleague / eTrainU / Training Library / Refereeing Courses. Specific course names are listed below and you can search for in-person and virtual options.
Course Options (eTrainU)
8U Official Course – Online or 8U Official – Full In Person Course
10U & older (required)
Regional Referee – Online + In-Person Companion Course. (This is online + in person field session)
Intermediate Referee – In Person Course
Advanced Referee Course – In Person Course
National Referee Course – In Person Course
Contact our Ref Admin Team for any questions on what class may be best for you. Once you have completed your training, we will provide you with the basic referee gear to get started:
8U referees will receive a shirt, whistle and 8U referee badge
Regional referees will receive a shirt, shorts, socks, whistle, flags, MDSA coin, referee wallet.
Achieving your Intermediate or above certification will earn you another referee shirt with your color preference!
Step 5 – Self-Assign on Game Schedule
For Fall, Spring and Select Program games: inLeague (someone from refadmin will approve the self-assignment).