Upgrade Requirements

Grades 6 & 7D (7 Distinguished)

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Age
Grade 6
Minimum 18
Grade 7D
Minimum 17
Game Count
Grade 6
100 as referee
25 as AR
Minimum U19 competitive
Grade 7D
100 as referee
25 as AR
Minimum U19 competitive
Time in Grade
Grades 6 & 7D
One year
Attending an Upgrade Clinic
Grades 6
Cannot be used for recertification
Application and approval required
Must be registered for in advance on GameOfficials
Grades 7D
Must be registered for in advance on GameOfficials
Registration Required for Upgrade Clinic
Grades 6 & 7D
Must be registered
Current grade
Current year - recert complete
Upgrade Clinic
Grades 6
January
19 Hours
Fitness
Exam
Items not offered at clinic, must be completed as soon as possible
Grades 6 & 7D
January, July or November
5 Hours
Fitness
Exam
Items not offered at clinic, must be completed as soon as possible
Exam Score
Grade 6
State Exam
Minimum score 75
Grade 7D
Grade 8 Exam
Minimum score 85
Fitness Test
Grades 6 & 7D
6 - 40 meter sprints
Interval run
Requirements on ntxsoccer.org
Assessment Fees
Grades 6 & 7D
Paid with upgrade clinic registration
Assessments
Grade 6
1 as referee
Minimum U17 competitive or
Developmental Academy
and
1 as referee
Minimum Div 2 adult
and
1 as AR
Minimum U17 competitive
Grade 7D
1 as referee
Minimum U17 competitive
and
1 as AR
Minimum U17 competitive
Failing Assessments
Grades 6 & 7D
Must have more passing assessments than non-passing
Two failing assessments stops the upgrade process for the remainder of the upgrade cycle
Upgrade Cycle
Grades 6
Jan-Dec
Grades 7D
1 year from clinic date
Order of Completion
Grade 6 & 7D
Clinic must be completed to be placed on assessment list
Upon Completion
Grades 6 & 7D
Use the 'Review' button when viewing your registration information on ntxreferees.com to notify the SRA