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In person classes available nearby!

New referees must go through online training and 1 in person field session.  These opportunities are available now for the 2024 season!  See the instructions below to begin the process of becoming a soccer referee.  Not only are there opportunities for games here with WHYS and WHSC, there are tournaments all over middle TN that are always asking us for help form our great group of referees we have.  If you are interested please go ahead and get started or if you have questions please reach out to [email protected].  We have young men and women who are ready to mentor our new referees and there is always the extra spending money!

New Referee Class!
Sunday July 21st
Location: White House Soccer Complex
Registration will be open soon on the TN OMS site (link below)
Make sure all of your online coursework is completed before you register!

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Steps to becoming a grassroots referee

Per U.S. Soccer, new referees must be 13 years of age or older at the time they register. State Referee Committees have no discretion in changing this.

  1. Create a profile in OMS:

    • Go to

    • Click on “New Member Registration”

    • You will be directed to a page to fill out your personal information. Please use your LEGAL name (i.e. no nicknames), your current mailing address, and an email address that will be checked often. Your primary email address will be your username and you can set your password to be anything you want (at least 6 characters, only numbers and letters). Please note, sometimes communications from OMS go to your junk folder, so check that often.

    • You may be prompted to complete a background check acknowledgement. This is a legal requirement for the system but is NOT an actual background check. You will need to complete a background check (if 18+) as one of your assignments within your course.

  2. From your Member Home Page, utilize the “I want to…” drop-down at the top of the page. Select “Register for Clinic or Fitness Test”. Registration for a specific clinic will close FIVE days before the clinic occurs.

  3. The following screens will guide you through the three steps involved in the registration process

    • The first screen will ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony, violent crime, crime against a person, or fraud. It will also ask you what you are registering as (CHOOSE REFEREE). Lastly, it will ask you your registration type (CHOOSE NEW REGISTRATION) and your registration level (CHOOSE GRASSROOTS REFEREE).

    • You will then move to the second page, which will be where you can reserve a clinic. This page will display a list of clinics available for you (specific to your certification level). You can search for a specific region or throughout the entire state using the drop-down menu to see courses. Once you select a course, click on the “Reserve Clinic” button, and then click “Continue to Next Step”.

    • You will then be directed to the next page – Checkout to Pay the Associated Fees. Here you will see the breakdown of the course fees. $20 will go to USSF and $65 will come to the Tennessee Soccer Referee Program. You MUST pay the ENTIRE fee at once. After confirming the total, click “Complete Requests and Pay Fees”.

    • After clicking the “Complete Requests and Pay Fees”, a box will appear at the bottom of the page with billing information. Here you will fill out the payment information to finalize your registration. Once the payment is processed, you will receive an email receipt to your primary email address on file.

    • Video of Steps 1-3:

    • Document of Steps 1-3:

  4. Once you have registered for a course, you will see your registered clinic in a new box on your member homepage. If you click on the clinic, you will see all of the assignments that need to be completed BEFORE attending the clinic. You have until NOON on the Friday before your clinic to complete your assignments. If they are not completed, you will not be allowed to attend the clinic. The assignments are as follows:

    • For some of these assignments, you will be directed to go to the US Soccer Learning Center. If you do not already have an account, it is recommended that you use the SAME username and password that you have for OMS. Once you complete an assignment in the Learning Center, you can go back to OMS and the system will update with your completed process.

    • Background Check – you will be directed to the US Soccer Learning Center to complete a background check if you are over 18. The background check is an additional $30 that you will pay directly through the assignment. It can take 5-10 business days for your results to come back. Please note your results MUST BE back in order for you to attend the course. Your results will be valid for 2 years.

    • US Soccer Grassroots Referee Entry Module – you will be directed to the US Soccer Learning Center to complete the module. This module can take about 4 ½ hours and can be taken in multiple sittings. Be sure to close out of the Learning Center if you are not finishing the entire module in one sitting.

    • Upon completion of this module, you will receive an email from US Soccer congratulating you on completion of the referee course – this DOES NOT mean you have completed all pre-requisite assignments. You can find instructions for your remaining assignments under “Online Lessons” in your OMS profile.

    • SafeSport – you will be directed to the US Soccer Learning Center to complete SafeSport if you are over 18. The initial certification will take about 2 hours, and each year after, you will need to complete a 30-minute refresher course.

    • Intro to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments – you will need to complete this assignment.

    • Grassroots Certification Quiz – you will need to pass this quiz in order to complete your certification.

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