The Massachusetts State Referee Committee (MSRC)  is the state association for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The MSRC is mandated to provide referee training, certification, assessment, and education for soccer officials engaged in youth, adult amateur and professional USSF affiliated matches in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As the sport of soccer has grown, so has the committee. Today there are over 4,000 certified USSF referees in Massachusetts, officiating more than 350,000 competitions annually.
How do I become a Sudbury Soccer Referee?
1. You must determine what course you should take to get certified:
- Grade 9 - if you are at least 12 but not yet 16 years old
- Grade 8 - if you are older than 16
- Grade 8 Bridge - if have been a Grade 9 referee for at least one year AND your age plus your
years of experience add to 16 or more
2. You must sign up for the most convenient course offered by the Massachusetts Referee Committee. Their schedule of courses is listed at: http://www.massref.net/Central/courseofferings.cfm 
3. Take the course, pass the test, and get your badge. If you don’t have referee uniform, you must get one. We suggest (there are many options available): http://www.officialsports.com/ussf_eco_uniforms.htm . You will also need a whistle and a stopwatch.
4. New referees will first be assigned to U8 and U9/U10 in town games to gain on field experience. Contact the IM Referee Coordinator at email@example.com  when you have completed the course. IM referees are paid after week 5 and week 10.
5. Once a referee is comfortable with IT games s/he should contact the Referee Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org  who will explain the BAYS' scheduling procedures.