Benefits of Becoming a Referee


Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club offers opportunities for interested members to become certified referees.

In Colorado, the Referee Course consists of two parts: an online module and field session.  Future referees must complete both sections in order to successfully pass the course and be registered with U.S. Soccer. The purpose of this program is to prepare officials for the recreational and small-sided youth game.


Core Values

The Colorado Referee Administration operates under the core values of SEE.




How to Become a Soccer Referee in Colorado

Who am I?Next StepsOnline CourseField Session
Referee that hasn't recertified in 1-3 yearsComplete Referee Recertification CourseRe-Certification CourseYes
Referee that hasn't recertified in 3+ years & wants to returnContact Colorado Referees for special course Email: [email protected]Yes
Never been a referee before and at least 13 years oldMinimum Age of 13 (No Exceptions)First Time Grassroot Referee CourseNo
Never been a referee before, between ages 11.5-13 years oldGame Coordinator ProgramContact Leonard Apodaca at [email protected]Yes

Referee Contacts

All Regions[email protected]303.529.7718
For questions about becoming a referee[email protected]303.888.6863
For questions about becoming a Game Coordinator[email protected]303.483.5499
To learn more about becoming a refereeColorado Soccer Referee Page