Referees who wish to upgrade from Grade 9 to Grade 8 must:
- Be 16 years of age or provide a game count to SYRA in order to obtain the override code to register in gameofficials.
- Entry to the Grade 8 course is restricted to individuals that have worked 5 games as referee in U11 competitive matches or higher.
- Complete the Grade 8 Referee course.
- Pass the USSF Grade 8 Exam