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It is easy to become a Referee and you won't be on your own.
Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible to become a certified Referee. You will learn about the laws of the game from a qualified referee instructor and will be given a uniform and equipment. After you finish the training, if you choose, you may be assigned a referee advisor who can answer all of your questions. Or you can just start as an assistant referee and learn as you go.
Congratulations! After receiving your Regional Referee Badge, you will need to obtain a referee uniform. These are provided free of charge by Region 96. Please contact your Region Referee Administrator (RRA) at email@example.com. Provide your size (uniforms are unisex - jerseys run slightly large and shorts slightly small) and indicate if you will immeidately want to referee or be an assistant referee to start. The difference being that flags are provided to those who wish to referee. Your RRA will coordinate pick up of your referee uniform.
Next you will need to be added to the schedule database in order to sign up for games. Referees are entered into the database using a primary email address. Please provide the email address you wish to use to the RRA.
Remember the age guidelines are as follows:
Please review the scheduling page for details on how to sign up for games and the link to the schedule database.
During the fall season (for U10 and above) recreational play, the teams earn game points for wins and ties. A win earns 3 points, a tie is 1 point, and a loss is 0 points. These points are used for ranking teams for trophies and in the season ending tournament play.
Becoming a referee and refereeing games can earn your team additional game points for the season. With your help, your team can earn an extra 10 points from their referees. That's equivalent to more than 3 wins for your team, which can make a big difference when trophies are given out and playoffs start!
Please review the Referee Points Program details.
All Stars, Extra (Plus) and Select Teams are required to supply their own full referee crews. This means each team will need to carry a minimum of 3 certified referees. If you are a parent of a child in the Advanced Play program, help your team meet this requirement by becoming a certified referee. (Siblings who are at least 12 years old may also become certified referees.)
Use the links above to learn more or contact our Referee team.