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Why should i become a referee?

Do you love soccer?

Do you enjoy making new friends?

Do you like making extra money on your schedule?

Do you want to learn more about the sport you love?

You should become a soccer referee!

THE SPORT

The game needs referees. Referees are there to make sure it is fair, fun, and safe. You are doing a service to the community and to the players, coaches, and fans as well as learning more about the game you love!

CHALLENGE

Life is full of challenges and being a referee is a perfect way to learn how to meet them head-on and know that you can handle them. Soccer is an emotional game. Reffing can provide many life lessons and teach you about yourself too

.EXERCISE

Refereeing a soccer game is good exercise. You can be outside and run around, enjoy exciting games, and make a few dollars while having fun!

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge is a great thing and must never stop learning. The more you know, the more you can do and see. With a complete knowledge of the Laws of the Game, you are better referee, a better player, a better coach, and a better fan.

FRIENDSHIP

Becoming a soccer official is a great way to meet friends that have similar interests. Working with different referees helps you understand how different people can come together and accomplish a common goal as well as what you can learn from each other.

MONEY

There are not too many things that a young person can do that pays as well as being a soccer referee. You can work a few hours and make pretty good money. As you improve and work higher level games, the money does too. Just remember that you are doing it for the game and not just the money. You will be a much better referee if you keep that in mind. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please explore our Steps to Becoming a Referee Page or email Jessie Prigge in the State Office.

Come join our referee family!