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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 Grade 8 (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