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Development

U.S. Soccer Federation created a structured referee program:

Zone 1 - Referee Education
Zone 2 - Referee Identification and Training
Zone 3 - Professional Referee Organization (PRO)

 

Zone 1 - Referee Education

Find out how to become a referee here

Zone 2 - Referee Identification and Training

PRO and U.S. Soccer have constructed a streamlined system for identifying and training a number of young referees that potentially have the ability to referee professional and international soccer games. The selection process is guided by Director of Referee Identification and Training Herb Silva.

Talent spotting at elite-level regional and national events has become a regular occurrence for PRO assessors, and the qualitative and quantitative data gathered is used by a Selection Panel to identify the elite in their class.

See the article on the Platinum Program

Zone 3 - Professional Referee Organization (PRO)

The next step is entering the Professional Referee Organization ranks and officiating at the elite level of North American soccer.



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