Assignors

Locating/Becoming a Certified Assignor

Certified assignors are the crucial link between games that need referees assigned,
and referees who want to be assigned to games. The assignors should know the referee’s
strengths and assign games that challenge their knowledge, management skills and fitness
to help them progress to more competitive play within affiliated leagues. The progression
includes local, state, regional and national competitions as well as MLS and World Cup
assignments.

Michigan assignors are certified by the Michigan Referee Committee for the
United States Soccer Federation. Certification is per calendar year (January 1 through
December 31) and certification classes are held in late fall/early spring. Registration is via the
following link:

Assignor Classes

The entry (certification) class consists of 7 on-line modules, and a Zoom meeting with John Corbett (Michigan State Director of Assignors).  When the modules are completed each student must contact John Corbett to schedule a face-to-face meeting via Zoom. Completion of the Zoom meeting completes the student’s assignor certification.

John Corbett
State Director of Assignors
Michigan Referee Committee
sdoa@michiganrefs.org