Mini Soccer Referees Course

The FA Mini Soccer Referees Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Course Duration: 1 Day

Price: £60.00

Leading To: ‚ÄčThe FA Mini Soccer Referee Conversion Course

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Start your refereeing career off in youth football

The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage. As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.

The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course starts your refereeing career off in youth football, allowing you to gain valuable experience with younger players. After a period as a mini soccer referee, you do have the option to convert to an 11v11 referee by taking the shorter Mini Soccer Referee Conversion Course should you wish to, or to stay within Mini Soccer.

No matter what your ambitions are within refereeing, The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course can be the starting point for your refereeing career, which could take you to the local parks, to grounds up and down the country, or even as far as the international stage. Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.








These seven core values underpin all aspects of English refereeing and are all required from the start of your refereeing journey.

Once you have qualified as a referee, there is extensive support available through both your County FA and The FA, helping you to be the best you can be and fulfill your potential as a referee.


Course Pre-requisites

Before starting Block 5, a Safeguarding Children Workshop and Criminal Records Check (if applicable) must be completed.


The FA Mini Soccer Referee Course provides participants with an insight to the laws of the game and their practical application on the field of play. Focusing on empathising with mini soccer and the expectations of the game, it also looks at the skills required to be a referee. Candidates should feel comfortable to referee a game of football at the completion of the course, with 75% of the course being in a practical environment.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Special Offer!

For a limited period, you will also be provided with associate membership of Shropshire Referees Association for the current season.

answers to your frequently asked questions

fa mini soccer course FAQ'S

You can officiate 5v5 & 7v7 with a Mini Soccer qualification.

No, Kit is only available through the Referee Course 


Jamie James
Referee Development Officer
By Phone: 01743 362769 - Option 2
(9am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday)