New Referees Instructions,
Go towww.tnsoccer.organd hover over the “TN REFEREE PROGRAM” link at the top of the screen and click on the“NEW REFEREES” link. Once you are on the New Referees web page, click on the picture about “Steps to Becoming a Referee”. Here is where you will find the instructions that you will need to follow to become a soccer referee.
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.
Create a profile in OMS:
Go tohttps://tn.omgtsys.com/ Click on “New Member Registration” (https://tn.omgtsys.com/MemberRegister.aspx)
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).
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.
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.
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:https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0g1tsstbqdssk1/Member-New%20Registration.mp4?dl=0
Document of Steps 1-3:https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hxarwuye34ea48/Member%20Sign%20In.pdf?dl=0
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. 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.
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.
Once you have completed all assignments, you are ready to attend your in-person session. Upon completing the in-person session, you will receive your badge and your certification will be finalized. Your certification will be valid until December 31, 2021.
Email Jessie Prigge ([email protected]) if you have any questions about this process.