Highlands Soccer Club encourages those 13 and older to become certified United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referees by attending special training and certification clinics. Upon certification, they are paid to referee recreational and competitive games. If you are interested in being a referee, please contact our Referee Assignor, Kevin Sigmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of being a Referee
1/2 & 3/4 division - $20/game (certified) $15/game (uncertified)
5/6 & 7/8 division - $25/game (certified)
Second year referees get a $5/game raise!
Upfront certification costs ($80) are refunded by HSC upon completion of the certification course. In return, referees work 4 games free to repay the certification costs.
One referee jersey, whistles, yellow/red cards, and game info sheets are provided by HSC free of charge.
Referee Certification Course
August 31-Septmber 1, 2013 at the APCo Service Center, 13563 Owens Drive, Glade Spring, VA. The class will run 8:00-5:00 both days with the exam at the end of the 2nd day.
Register at www.vadcsoccerref.com.
You must register first and then apply for the clnic. You will pay the $80 clinic fee upfront and after successful completion, Highlands Soccer will reimburse you for the $80 (via check in the mail). In return, referees will work four games for free at the start of the spring season.
Referee Online Assigning Program: www.arbitersports.com.
1/2 grade - 8 min quarters, 5 min halftime, size 3 ball, no offsides
3/4 grade - 10 min quarters, 5 min halftime, size 4 ball, no offsides
5/6 grade - 12 min quarters, 5 min halftime, size 5 ball, offsides is called
7/8 grade - 15 min quarters, 10 min halftime, size 5 ball, offsides is called