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NAFF Referee's Association

Dear New/Future Official,

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the North American Futsal Federation Officials' Division. We are always looking for committed individuals who can help bolster our officiating cadre in this ever growing sport. Below you will find a list of "to-dos" in order to become a certified official. As you may already know there are many program levels to refereeing futsal, and while you may feel that it’s almost impossible to obtain all the credentials needed to fulfill your job assignments, here at the NAFF we are taking a more holistic approach. The NAFF has decided to create and form our very own referee pool for state and national programs. We feel that this is the next step in insuring that only the best, non-bias referees work for us. We are taking it to the next level and our officials will benefit from the awesome programming of the NAFF.   

First step is registering with the NAFF, visit the NAFF Memberships link and get started.

The NAFF Referee community covers a wide variety of futsal and soccer events:

  • Pro and Amateur Futsal 

The General Steps to Becoming a Certified Official are:

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Contact us to find out more, we will steer you in the right direction and assist you with many of the questions you may have as you start out. He may also assign you to a State Association contact who will further assist you.

 

 

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Register with the NAFF Referee Association -

 

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The membership is $20 and must be renewed each year after Sept 1st and before Dec 15th, the Background screen cost is included in your membership and is good for two consecutive seasons. If you have trouble registering or need your membership transferred from another Region contact the local state association so you can be added to that states list of certified referees.

 

 

 

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Forms Specific to Officials

 

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Independent Contractor Agreement/Sole Proprietor Waiver - sign and submit annually. An official is an Independent Contractor and not covered by Workman's Comp Insurance with the NAFF.

 

 

 

 

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Officials Code of Conduct - sign and submit annually

 

 

 

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SafeSport Training

 

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All officials and anyone associated with a junior club or dealing with junior players must be SafeSport trained before they can be assigned. This is a onetime training. It takes about 90 minutes to complete, and is free. The SafeSport course must be the full course to count towards this certification. Go to www.SafeSport.org to take the training.

 

 

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NAFF Futsal Academy for Referees

 

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Once registered, each official must enroll in NAFF Referee Academy and complete the Official's curriculum, which consists of online training modules. These modules are to be completed before attending any live officials' training clinics.

 

 

 

 

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To access the curricula, you click on the red NAFF Ref Academy button on the NAFF website and register. You will see all the modules listed there. Some are very short; some take a little time. You can do some save, and come back later.

 

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In addition to taking online training modules, each official must take the Referee and Scoring tests through the NAFF Referee Academy. For newer officials, each test must be corrected to 100% before February 15th.

 

 

 

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Live Clinic and Practical Evaluation

 

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Attend a lecture clinic and practical evaluation clinic hosted by our FIFUSA Juniors State Associations.

 

 

 

 

   

 

ROSARIO LOPEZ

ROSARIO LOPEZ

Phone: 6233414583