How to Become an Assessor

If you possess good people and observational skills and have solid experience as at least a Grade 7 referee, you can consider becoming an assessor.

Western New York only holds assessor classes on a needs basis, but they are available in other states if a candidate wishes to travel to complete the requirements. When assessor classes are available, they will be posted below. If a candidate wishes to take one of the classes out of state, we recommend that they contact Art Jaspe, the State Director of Assessment before making arrangements since a local class may be in planning.

Assessor Courses Currently Available in Western New York
Course Dates/Times Location Contact & Other Information
There are currently no Assessor Courses being offered in Western New York.
Requirements to become an assesor are listed below:
Assessor Grade Authorized Assessment Assignments Experience Requirements Instructional Requirements
7-Assessor Developmental or full assessments on Grade 8 & 7 referees as assigned by the SDI. Encouraged to do Developmental Assessments locally as needed. Prior experience as a Grade 7 referee. Entry Level Assessor course as determined by USSF.
6-Provisional State Assessor Developmental or full assessments on Grade 8, 7 & 6 referees on qualifying youth matches as directed by the SDA. Must have been a Grade 6 State Referee or higher at some point during their career. At least 1 year successful performance as an Assessor and a minimum of 30 assessments on affiliated matches using the diagonal system of control. Successfully complete the State Assessor course a score an 85% or better on the State Referee Exam.
5-State Assessor Developmental or full assessments on Grade 8, 7 & 6 referees on qualifying youth matches as directed by the SDA. At least 1 year successful performance as a Provisional State Assessor ond a minimum of 30 developmental assessments with at least 10 assessments of Grade 6 referees completed satisfactorily under the direction of the SDA. No additial training required but the candidate must still be able to score better than an 85% on the State Referee Exam.

Any questions regarding the assessment program in Western New York should be directed to Art Jaspe, the State Director of Assessment.