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 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!
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Go to www.cnra.net
Click on the link and when it opens look to the left and click on Referees
Click on NEW REFEREE
Click on How to become a Grassroots Referee
Follow the instructions of “BECOME A REFEREE.
Attend the field session
Next go to www.gameofficials.net
Login as a New User
Join our group Number 1320 Access code egysl
Take your time and go through all of the steps.
If it asks area, we are in the NORTH
Once Logged in look to the left and click on the items to get familiar with them and answer info that maybe asked
Make sure you fill in the email/cell phone section so assignments can be reached by you.
Season begins end of August
REFEREE COURSES 2023
NEW REFEREE COURSES
To sign up for course go to
August 6th, 2023 BARTHOLOMEW SPORTS PARK 5PM-8PM
August 21, 2023 BARTHOLOMEW SPORTS PARK 5PM TO 8PM
September 10, 2023 BARTHOLOMEW SPORTS PARK
5PM TO 8PM
October 15. 2023 BARTHOLOMEW SPORTS PARK
5PM TO 8PM
Now that you’re a referee, you need to look the part!
· 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)
· Ref booklet with yellow/red cards, paper, pen/pencil
· Black bag (to put all your gear in)
· To simplify things, OSI offers a starter kit
· Referee equipment list
· 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.
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.
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.
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