Advanced Referee Group

The Advanced Referee Program provides targeted instruction and training for match officials who seek to improve their knowledge and skill in officiating soccer, and serves as the pathway for officials who are interested in joining the Elite Referee Program.

This program is ideal for referees 20 years of age or older who are either interested in exploring more advanced training, or who are regularly working top competitive youth matches and adult amateur matches and want to continue to develop their ability.

Officials who excel in the Advanced Referee Program will be considered for promotion into the Elite Referee Program.

Participants in the Advanced Referee Program will meet for in-person training sessions on a quarterly basis in Livermore, CA, as well as monthly digital training opportunities throughout the year.

There are also regular on-field opportunities throughout the year, which often include post-game training sessions with referee coaches, as seen in the video below.

2024 Advanced Program Referee Development Events

To participate in this program, please fill out the below form.