There is no requirement to referee younger players before refereeing older players. You may request referee assignments at whatever age level you feel comfortable. Refereeing at the various age levels requires different skills and just because the players are young doesn’t necessarily mean the games are easier – they are different! Managing six or seven year-olds (and their parents) and managing 14 or 15 year-olds requires different skills. Your Region and Referee Administrator will help you find the right level.