Why be a Referee?
No soccer game sanctioned by California Youth Soccer League can be played without a referee licensed by the United States Soccer Federation. This means no TPSC game can take place without a qualified referee. TPSC trains and helps anyone interested to become a licensed referee. Also we need qualified referees to insure player safety and to promote play in accordance with the Laws of the Game.
For adults, refereeing provides an opportunity to:
Promote player safety.
Contribute to the community and children’s teams.
Lend maturity to the competitive (and often emotional) environment in which games are played.
Be a role model.
Learn a new skill and the Laws of the Game.
For younger people (under 18), refereeing provides an opportunity to:
Earn cash ($10-$40 depending on age group and classification of game).
Develop decision making skills.
Develop confidence and maturity.
Learn the Laws of the Game.
- An opportunity for Community Service.
Email Kim Stibich for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Read: Advice for New Referees
Sign Up for Games (Online)
Licensed Grade 8 or Grade 9 referees may request to be assigned to officiate games for the TPSC recreational and competitive leagues. Games will be asssigned through our referee assignor site. Please check back for details coming soon.
Referee Cheat Sheet
We have teams playing in many different playing leagues with many sets of modified rules.
Download and print Cheat Sheet
USSF Handout for Referees
While designed for new referees, well worth a read for even the most experienced among us. Read Here
TPSC holds at least one entry-level course each year. You can check the www.cnra.net website for information on local courses. You will need to renew your license each year and pay a renewal fee. You can only do this via the www.cnra.net site.
There are many other local referee courses in the area each spring and summer. If our own dates don’t work out for you, you can often sign up for courses with our sister leagues in Mill Valley, Central Marin, Dixie (San Rafael) or others. All approved courses are listed on the CNRA website! Just look for Entry Level, Grade 8 Referee Courses in the West Region.
Safety Note about Goalposts!
Since 1979, there have been 27 deaths in the United States alone from goalposts that have fallen over on players. DO NOT USE unanchored goalposts. Period! Before practice and games, make sure that the posts are anchored/staked/weighted to the ground. If you find goalposts that are not anchored for games, let the club know immediately.
Dear Parents, Coaches, Managers:
The TPSC is responsible for providing referees for all of our Competitive Division home games. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting the match. For obvious reasons, it is important that we train as many people as possible to become certified referees!