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Information for Referees

Become a Referee

Why should you become a Referee???

  • Being a Referee builds self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • It's a great way to stay in shape.
  • It's fun.
  • You get to watch the game from the best seat in the house.
  • It improves your game by giving you an insight into what Referees are looking for and how they make decisions.
  • It prevents you, the parent/coach/player, from looking silly by yelling at a ref for no good reason.
  • It gives you more to talk about around the dinner table than "How was school?"
  • It's a great way to give back to the community.
  • You KNOW you can do a better job than THAT bozo!
  • We desperately need more adult Referees!

How to become a Referee?

Spring 2024 Referee Training

Complete details for the Spring 2024 new referee training program can be found here

  • Create an account with US Soccer Learning Center
  • Sign up online for a Grassroots Referee Course
  • Complete both the classroom and on-field training sessions.
    This will typically involve around 7-8 hours of classroom and 3 hours of field work.
  • Your first few live games will be supervised by our experienced SASC mentors.
  • Over time, your experience will build and you can move on to higher level games.
  • Questions? Contact the SASC Referee Coordinator.

SASC Referee Pay Scale

MVLA / SASC / Cup FC / WVYSL Referee Pay Rates effective Spring 2023

Rec / Play-Through
U8 U10 U12 U14 U16 U18
Center $25 $30 $45 $50 $55 $60
AR - - $25 $40 $45 $50

CCSL, NorCal, NPL, State Cups
25 min half
30 min half
35 min half
40 min half 45 min half
Center $45 $55 $60 $65 $70
AR $30 $45 $50 $55 $60

Referee Resources

Join our Referee Pool

  • If you are a USSF Grass Roots (or above) referee in the Sunnyvale area and would like help us referee games you can directly register with our referee pool by going through the dialogs at: Arbiter Sports

Course Information (CNRA)

Youth Soccer Playing League Rules