Welcome

To Our Referee Information Page

Every year we oversee over 6000 players from ages 4-19 years of age. This takes an army of talented referee directors, referee assignors and referees. Our hope is you join our ever growing soccer referee family. For more information please "click here to begin".

ARE YOU?

NEW ELK GROVE SOCCER REFEREE

CURRENT ELK GROVE SOCCER REF

New Elk Grove Soccer Referee

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A REFEREE?

STEPS TO BECOMING A REFEREE

REFEREE COURSES

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

GETTING ASSIGNMENTS

GAME DAY

ASSIGNORS

US SOCCER ADVICE TO REFS

New Soccer Referee

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A REFEREE?

Let's Begin

Do you love soccer?

Do you enjoy making new friends?

Do you like making extra money on your schedule?

Do you want to learn more about the sport you love?

You should become a soccer referee!

THE SPORT

The game needs referees. Referees are there to make sure it is fair, fun, and safe. You are doing a service to the community and to the players, coaches, and fans as well as learning more about the game you love!

CHALLENGE

Life is full of challenges and being a referee is a perfect way to learn how to meet them head-on and know that you can handle them. Soccer is an emotional game. Reffing can provide many life lessons and teach you about yourself too

EXERCISE

Refereeing a soccer game is good exercise. You can be outside and run around, enjoy exciting games, and make a few dollars while having fun!

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge is a great thing and must never stop learning. The more you know, the more you can do and see. With a complete knowledge of the Laws of the Game, you are better referee, a better player, a better coach, and a better fan.

FRIENDSHIP

Becoming a soccer official is a great way to meet friends that have similar interests. Working with different referees helps you understand how different people can come together and accomplish a common goal as well as what you can learn from each other.

MONEY

There are not too many things that a young person can do that pays as well as being a soccer referee. You can work a few hours and make pretty good money. As you improve and work higher level games, the money does too. Just remember that you are doing it for the game and not just the money. You will be a much better referee if you keep that in mind. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please contact Mark Lloret (Referee Director) Daryl Rosario (Assistant Referee Director)

Come join our referee family!

New Soccer Referee

STEPS TO BECOMING A REFEREE

Per U.S. Soccer, new referees must be 13 years of age or older at the time they register. State Referee Committees have no discretion in changing this.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please contact Mark Lloret (Referee Director) Daryl Rosario (Assistant Referee Director).

New Soccer Referee

REFEREE COURSES

Please see our upcoming courses below

New Referees:  learning.ussoccer.com

Field Session Dates:

July 22, 2021 – 5:30PM-8:30PM @BSP

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3280

Aug 6, 2021 – 5:30PM-8:30PM @BSP

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3306

Aug 15, 2021 – 5:30PM-8:30PM @Stonehouse

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3466

Aug 23, 2021 – 5:30PM-8:30PM @BSP

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3307

Sept 1, 2021 – 5:30-8:30PM @BSP

Link to course information

Sept 15, 2021-5:30PM-8:30PM @BSP

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3467

Sept 27, 2021 – 5:30-8:30PM @BSP

Link to course information 

Oct 6, 2021-5:30PM-8:30PM @BSP

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/3468

Oct 15, 2021 -5:30-8:30PM @BSP

Link to course information

New Soccer Referee

NEW REFEREE FAQs

Let's Begin

New Soccer Referee

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

Now that you’re a referee, you need to look the part!

Equipment List

·  Referee jerseys (to start off with, you will definitely need gold. As you get more games, green will be the next color, followed by red, blue, and black. If you can get all colors at once, that is even better. Both long and short sleeves are needed).

·         Black shorts

·         Black socks with three stripes or two stripes

·         Black shoes (accent colors are acceptable but predominantly black)

·         Watch (one is required, two is suggested)

·         Flags

·         Whistle

·         Ref booklet with yellow/red cards, paper, pen/pencil

·         Coin

·         Black bag (to put all your gear in)

·         To simplify things, OSI offers a starter kit

·         Referee equipment list

Helpful Information

·         Official Sports is the official referee uniform supplier for US Soccer.

·         Although Official Sports is the preferred uniform supplier of US Soccer, uniforms purchased elsewhere are acceptable.

·         Be sure to have the new style referee uniforms, as the old style is no longer acceptable.

·         Pro jerseys have a zipper on the neck opening and Velcro closing the chest pockets. The economy jerseys are acceptable and are less expensive.

·        Referee Uniform Guidelines

New Soccer Referee

GETTING ASSIGNMENTS

Sign up for games

One you have your equipment, you are ready to get games!

We use Game Officials as our assigning program for matches. After completing the referee course,  a new referee will join our group and create a profile – gameofficials.net 

Elk Grove Soccer Group code: 1320

Elk Grove Soccer Access code: EGYSL

Once you are assigned games, you must accept them and then you are committed to work.

Think of this as a job and treat it as such. Players are relying on you to show up and referee.

Please contact Mark Lloret or Daryl Rosario to see how someone can help you with your first game and/or help with game officials.

New Soccer Referee

GAME DAY

What you have trained for!

  1. Prepare the night before. Pack everything and have it ready to go so you won’t forget anything when you get to the field. Make a checklist of items to have in your bag
  2. Check out our mentoring page and consider having another referee there to help you on your first day. The earlier you contact us, the more likely we may be able to have someone out there to help you.
  3. Arrive at LEAST 30 minutes before your game. You may be replaced on your game if you are not on time.
  4. You may arrive dressed and ready to referee or wearing a black t-shirt so you can choose the best color based on the teams. When you are in uniform, you MUST:
    a.Tuck your shirt in
    b. Keep your socks pulled up
    c. Be respectful and professional
  5. If you are working a tournament, go to the referee headquarters first. If you are working a league game, you can go straight to the field.
  6. Introduce yourself to the other referees. If you are lost or don’t know where to go, ask a fellow referee.
  7. Start the pre-game process (checking in teams, coin toss, about 15 minutes before kickoff. If you are the referee, you are in charge of this. If you are an assistant, you still help with the process and learn how it’s done.
  8. Kickoff on time.
  9. Immediately meet your crew at halftime and after the game to discuss. Feel free to ask questions about the Laws of the Game and specific situations.
  10. Complete any required paperwork and turn it in to the proper authority.
  11. Complete any reports if there were injuries or cards (center referee only).
  12. When you get home, be sure to log your game in your game log.
New Soccer Referee

US SOCCER ADVICE TO REFEREES

Information from US Soccer

GETTING STARTED

MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION

BEING AN ASSISTANT REFEREE

BEING THE REFEREE

THE PRE-GAME CONFERENCE

REFEREE TRAINING

CURRENT ELK GROVE SOCCER REFEREE

REGISTRATION

RECERTIFICATION

REFEREE REPORTS

ASSIGNORS

INSTRUCTION

CODE OF ETHICS

REFRESHER COURSES

Current Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

REGISTRATION

Let's Begin

Per U.S. Soccer, new referees must be 13 years of age or older at the time they register. State Referee Committees have no discretion in changing this.

Please contact Mark Lloret (Referee Director) Daryl Rosario (Assistant Referee Director).

Returning Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

RECERTIFICATION

Want to get certified?

Please contact Mark Lloret (Referee Director) Daryl Rosario (Assistant Referee Director) and they will explain the certification process. 

Returning Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

REFEREE REPORTS

How we send reports in

At Elk Grove Soccer we send our reports via email attachments.

1) Referees should download the U.S.S.F. Referee Report. This is a write-able PDF, so there is no need to print and hand write the information in. Simply download the PDF, type in your game information, and save it to your computer.

2) Referees should download the U.S.S.F. Referee Report Codes to assist with report writing.

3) Email the completed report to Mark and any other appropriate contact for your league/tournament. Please include GAME NUMBER and some indication of what the game was (League, tournament, friendly, etc.) in the subject line of your email. If you do not have a game number, please include the teams playing and an indication of what the game was (tournament, friendly, etc.). See below for examples:

  • Elk Grove Soccer League Game 3410

  • Elk Grove Soccer Tournament Team 1 v Team 2

  • Friendly Team 1 v Team 2

  • Team 1 v Team 2 (at the very least)

4) Contact your assignor with any questions about your report.

Returning Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

ASSIGNORS

Meet Mark, Daryl and Ranier

Director of RefereesMark Lloret

Please contact me

Email: mklloret2@elkgrovesoccer.com

Phone: 916-752-2679

Assistant Director of RefsDaryl Rosario

Please contact me

Email: drosario@elkgrovesoccer.com

Phone: 916-600-8166

Recreation Ref Assignor Ranier Guzman

Please contact me

Email: rguzman@elkgrovesoccer.com

Phone: 916-752-2679

Returning Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

INSTRUCTION

Have instruction from the best

Please contact the Elk Grove Soccer Referee Assignor Mark Lloret regarding Instruction, with any questions on referee courses or help with Elk Grove Soccer Referee Sign up system.

Returning Elk Gropve Soccer Referee

U.S. SOCCER REFEREE CODE OF ETHICS

Important points to consider

U.S. SOCCER REFEREE CODE OF ETHICS

All members of the Federation Referee Program are expected to:

I. Consider it a privilege to be part of the Federation Referee Program and use actions that will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates

II. Maintain the dignity of the position

III. Conduct themselves ethically and honorably

IV. Treat themselves and others respectfully and honestly

V. Perform duties knowledgeably and in accordance with the Laws of the Game

VI. Adhere to all policies and requirements of the United States Soccer Federation Referee Program

VII. Safeguard confidential registration and performance information

VIII. Give priority to all Federation affiliated assignments and programs

IX. Honor all Federation affiliated assignments and obligations

X. Not discriminate against or take advantage of any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

Returning Elk Grove Soccer Referee

Refresher Courses

Our assignors conduct refresher courses each year - sign up!

Upcoming Referee Refresher Courses

Please review our Elk Grove Soccer Refresher Course dates available for the coming season.

Additional Information

All Refresher Courses will be held at the Elk Grove Soccer Office, 9766 Waterman Road, Suite H, Elk Grove, CA 95624
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