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West Jackson County Soccer Club


You must be 14 years old to take a Grade 8 Entry Level Referee course. 12 and 13 year old youths may still become referees by taking a Grade 9 (Recreational) Entry Level Referee course. Grade 9 referees may referee (and assistant referee) any recreational level game U-14 and below. There are no limitations for a Grade 8 Referee.

A Grade 9 course is a one day course whereas a Grade 8 course covers three days. A Grade 9 course is also geared toward the basic elements of officiating which a 12 or 13 year old referee is most likely to see during their first years officiating. It emphasizes the small side games which are played by our U12 and below recreational teams. A Grade 9 referee may take a one day Bridge course to upgrade to Grade 8.

If you have any questions concerning becoming a referee contact Keven Bennett, WJCSC Head Referee at