Referees are critical to having safe, fun and successful soccer matches. Referees are expected to be knowledgeable on the laws of the game, act professionally, be physically fit, and reliable. RCYSL values its referees, and in our program, not not only will you be paid, you will receive training, guidance and support. Please see the RCYSL Referee Calendar for a listing of the referee-related events.
New Higher Referee Fees
RCYSL has raised the referee fees at every level for 2016. Here is the new fee schedule:
Division Center Referee Assistant Referee
Under 19 $ 45.00 $ 40.00
Under 16 $ 40.00 $ 35.00
Under 14 $ 35.00 $ 30.00
Under 12 $ 30.00 $ 25.00
Under 10 $ 25.00 $ 20.00
Under 8 $ 20.00 $ 15.00
Under 6 $ 20.00 Volunteer
Annual All Referee Meeting & In-Service Clinic
The 2016 annual mandatory referee meeting and in-service clinic will be held on Friday, September 9, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Arden Dimick Library. Referees must attend to complete their USSF requirement. If you cannot attend, you must submit evidence that you completed your required in-service requirement elsewhere.New Referee Clinic
If you are not currently licensed but would like to become a referee - RCYSL needs referees - please sign-up and attend the 2015 RCYSL New Referee Clinic (Grade "8") August 19, 30, 31, and September 1, 2016. The class locations include Ashton Park, Union FC, and Arden Dimick Library. Sign ups here.
The Grade "8" referee course has been revised to include online modules reducing the classroom sessions to only two evenings. For more information contact RCYSL Referee Coordinator - Geoff Margolis.
RCYSL All-Internet Referee Administration
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Education & Clinics
District 6 Referee Clinics
Cal North Referee Association has established a new Referee Academy for all referees in Northern California. Each district will be setting up preliminary district level meetings beginning later this month. The program and the instruction it will offer will be top level and will really help all referees who participate improve their game. It will also give any referee who attends access to information, instruction, and mentors that can help them reach their highest capabilities. It will also help you and your assignors to really improve the level of referee skills in your area and will be a benefit for the entire referee program in our District. Referee Resources
There is NO cost for the class and any referee in the District may attend the sessions.
RCYSL Coach and Referee Handbook (2010-2011)
Laws of the game (2011-2012)
Guide to Procedures
Advice to Referees