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Become a US Soccer Referee

We invite you to become a US Soccer Referee for the Avonworth Soccer Association.  Register now-  you must be 14 years or older prior to the instructor led course (Avonworth Course Being Held on 3/4/2018).

Benefits of Being a Soccer Referee

  • Paid Position – Referees receive payment at the beginning of each game.  Payment is determined by the age group / length of the games.  Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays (Spring and Fall).
  • Become an expert in knowing the Laws of the Game.
  • College Applications – A US Soccer Referee reflects many positive attributes: leadership, responsibility, accountability, teamwork, integrity, and communication skills.
  • Community Appreciation – Without referees, there would be no soccer games played.  The Avonworth Soccer Community continues to grow and as such so does the need to have great referees overseeing our games.
  • Tournaments – Opportunity to referee in tournaments (like the Edinboro Tournament).


I’ve listed the steps below on how to become a soccer referee, but feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.  My contact information is listed below.


If you will be registering, please note that you do NOT need to have all the clearances completed prior to the instructor led course.  You WILL need to have the clearances completed before you will be able to referee any games though.  So don’t wait, please start getting the work permit/background clearances completed as soon as possible.


Summary of Steps

  • Obtain Work Permit/Clearances
  • Register for Clinic/Course
    • Online Course/Test (Must be Completed 1 Week Before Instructor Led Course)
    • (1) instructor led classroom clinic (at Avonworth High School)
  • Uniforms/Equipment
    • Information will be sent to registrants
  • See website for detailed required steps (http://www.wparef.com/become-a-referee/)


  • $100 fee for classroom instruction & online course (Avonworth Soccer will reimburse $100 once he/she has refereed (2) spring soccer games)
  • Approximately $60 for referee uniform kit




  • Instructor led classroom clinic will be held: Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 12:30 PM – 5 PM at Avonworth High School
  • Send me your name/email address if you do register so that I can track your certification progress.


Shawn Dugan
Avonworth Soccer Association – Referee Assignor/Coordinator

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