Ross Valley Soccer encourages and is in need of adults and adolescents to become referees.
Referees are paid on a sliding scale according to age group and whether you are a CR (center) or AR (assistant). Currently Center Referees are paid $35 per game and Assistant Referees are paid $20 per game.
In order to become a US Soccer referee you must take an 18 hour course and pass a 100 multiple choice question closed book exam. The dates of local Referee classes are posted on the Referee Training website.
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Training can be accomplished in two ways:
New Referees are paired with an experienced referee who can give some guidance as to how to apply all the rules for overall game management. The new referee is given an assessment for age group and on the ability to be a center referee versus a linesperson. A referee is assessed throughout the season by the League Director of Referees.
Referees have a flexible schedule. There are 10 weekends in the season. You can work every weekend or just a few. It is not uncommon to work two consecutive games at the same field. Games start at 8am and end around 3pm. Games last from 50 minutes for U10 to 90 minutes for U16s. The referees are expected to be at the field 30 minutes prior to game time for both field inspection and player inspection. Referees have to buy their own uniform consisting of shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes.