Mickey O'Brien's Referee Hub

Mickey O'Brien's Referee Hub has been developed to help referees obtain information necessary to doing the job and being a great official. As the website expands, you'll gain access to even more information. Check back here for news, updates, educational materials, forms, maps, and more! We hope you will find this resource helpful.  Please bookmark and check the site regularly as we will post updates often.  It is also a handy resource for referees to check the pay scales and league information.  As this website is geared strictly towards the referee, you won't have to search very hard for the information you need.

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UIL HS & MS Soccer Assignor's Mickey O'Brien & Ann Hicks

This is the information that those interested in becoming a referee

Information is on the referee page of the North Texas site www.ntxsoccer.org

How to Become a USSF Grassroots Referee

Requirement – you must be 13 or older.

There is two part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Grassroots Referee.

Sign up for a Grassroots online course. You will pay the fee when you sign up.

Part 1 - Sign up for the Grassroots Online Lessons.

There are 21 modules in the online portion. All 21 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours to complete in full. 

Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend.

Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in person clinic to go to. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.

The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors.

Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.

You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.


There are two modules in the online content that are done through US Soccer. Be sure to view the helpful document first before starting your online content. Viewing this information will eliminate confusion and mistakes.

Most clinics will be limited to 30 seats with a few exceptions. Once a clinic is full, then it is full. No exceptions can or will be made.

The best way to ensure that you get a seat in an in-person clinic that is to get your online work done in a timely manner.

Before you select the in-person clinic; one, check and double check your personal calendar.

Arlington is hosting on August 15th!

2021 Fall Arlington Start Dates

Adults - August 15th 

API (Competitive teams U11-U19) - August 28th

Recreational U5 - U19 - September 11th

Academy (U7-U10) - September 12th