become a referee

If you’d like to become a referee, there are multiple opportunities available to you through CYSC.  

  • Referee in our u8 program – This is a great opportunity for players in the club to get acquainted with refereeing in a less formal game setting.  We allow players 11 years of age or older to begin at this age group.
  • Referee in our rec program – This doesn’t require a USSF certification.  However, it does require a bit more knowledge of the game.  We have u10, u12, and u15 age groups.  We typically try to have adults/certified referees for the u15 age group and referees older than the age group they are officiating for u10 and u12.
  • Referee more broadly for CYSC and other clubs in “travel” soccer – This requires a USSF license which you take an online course and and in-person field evaluation.  You must be 14 years of age or older to start the USSF licensing course.  
To learn more about the first two options above, email our referee coordinator (Craig Eiding) at

To learn more about becoming a USSF certified official, click on the following link.