This page offers helpful information and links specifically for soccer referees. If you are interested in becoming a soccer referee, use the contact form on this page to send us a message.

There are two steps to become a licensed soccer referee in Nebraska:

1) Complete the online training course. This course can be completed at your own pace and does not have to be done in one sitting. The online training must be completed first before attending an on-field training session. Use the following link to access the online training platform:

2) Attend any on-field training session. These sessions are held throughout the year at various locations. Visit the NRDP website for a schedule, or visit the section on this page with details about any training session being hosted by Columbus Soccer Club.

Certified referees are able to referee any youth recreational or club league game or tournament - and get paid for doing so - as long as you have completed the U.S. Soccer referee licensing program.

In Columbus, there are opportunities to referee soccer games throughout the year at all ages and skill levels:

1) Columbus AYSO recreational soccer league (up to 16U)

2) Nebraska Youth Soccer League games - Spring and Fall season (up to 16U)

3) Columbus Soccer Club tournaments in June & October (7U - 19U)

4) Columbus Adult soccer league (18 & older)

Columbus Soccer Club will be hosting an on-field training session for referees on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, from 1 to 3pm. We are attempting to reserve space at the new Fieldhouse for this training event, so check back for details as we get closer to the date. For more details about this event, and for a printout with additional referee resources and links, click here to download a flyer with full details.

The Nebraska Referee Development Program website has many helpful resources for referees. Check it out using the link below:

Columbus will be hosting an on-field training session, the second and final step of becoming a certified soccer referee. The event is schedule for Sunday, April 7th, 2024, from 1 to 3pm. Click here to download a flyer with full details.