Referees are an integral part of the game of soccer. Their primary functions are to ensure that the laws of the game are followed and that the safety of the player is ensured.
Referees are proud of their contribution to soccer and take their assigments seriously. Their basic requirements are:
An understanding of the spirit and the letter of the laws; good physical condition; cooperation with fellow officials; personal flexibility that allows for a totally unemotional approach to all decisions despite experiencing the myriad of participant emotions during a typical game; and to make the game of soccer enjoyable to play and watch.
So What Does It Take To Become A Referee?
The first step is to sign up for an entry level clinic with our league referre coordinator. Many USSF Grade 8 clinics are held throughout the year — with quite a number scheduled right before the spring season in February or March, and many more concentrated in the summer before soccer’s major fall season.
Earning your Grade 8 license requires attending 18 hours of instruction and testing, passing the final exam, and paying appropriate fees.
The success of RBYSL depends entirely upon the work of volunteers. RBYSL volunteers are dedicated to provide fundamental lessons for positive lifelong experiences in sport, and future competitive play.
Reports And Forms
Watch our “Referee News” section for class announcements. Please check back from time to time. For more information, please contact Stephen Bronze.