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USFL Officials Guide

In US Fight League, an Official can be a Referee, Judge, Inspector, or Matchmaker.  These roles are essential to create and manage fair competition among our Athletes.  We ask all Officials to uphold the honor and dignity of our profession by treating Adults and Athletes with the utmost respect at all times so we can continue to foster an environment of fun and respect for others.

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All Officials with Authority over minors must compete SafeSport compliant training. The USFL uses Abuse Prevention Systems buy will accept SafeSport training and Background from another Federation. 

Prevention, Detection & Reporting of Child Abuse

  • Never create an unobserved One-on-One interaction with a youth athlete. This is the key preventive measure against sexual assaults and claims.
  • You are a mandatory reporter and must report suspicion of child abuse to 911 within 24hrs of occurrence and specifically ask if follow-up is required.
  • Complete criminal background check & all required safety training.


Officials Training

Background and Abuse Prevention Training is required every other year – $25.50 (Regular licensing is every year – Free) 
(After 1st Year, Module 1 Training will alternate with Module 2 Training)

*Certain Criminal Convictions of Violence may require a waiver to proceed with Licensing.  See the Criminal Conviction Wavier for more information.

You may bypass Background and Abuse Prevention Training  if the following requirements are met: 

  • Proof of Completed/Passed a Criminal Background check with the past year.
  • Provide a Certificate/ Documented proof of completion of one of the following within the past year:
    > Safe Sport Certificate
    > Mandatory Reporter Certificate
    > Abuse Prevention Certificate
    > Darkness to Light Certificate

Before bypassing Module 1 please Email Certificates/ Proof to

Note:  a link to a complete Criminal Background Check and Abuse Prevention Systems Training will be emailed after registering and completing other requirements within the SportsEngine website.  Please check your SPAM email if not seen within 24 hours of registering.