The link below has some excellent advice for you as parents of new referees. We recommend you spend a few minutes and review the video and look around the US Soccer Referee website, North Texas State Soccer Association website and of course ours (GLASA).
GLASA strongly recommends that if you future referee student is already 13 or older, he or she should attend the Grade 8 Basic Referee Clinic. In the soccer referee world, “grade” refers to referee license, not academic level.
Please review the link below for more information.