DIV 9 AND UP TEAM REFEREEING REQUIREMENT (CLICK HERE)

All teams in division 9 and above will be responsible to provide the name/s, cell phone number and email address of a volunteer referee, at the time of registration.

This individual/s will need to referee a minimum of 4 games (time slots) Not your team's games

Any referee who referees 10 games in a season will receive a $100 discount off their child's fees for the following season. Referees can be as young as 12 years old. Referees will need to attend a 1 hour training session. We will have a number of training sessions prior to the season start. Details will be provided at a later date.

The last week of the season will not be scheduled until week five/six has been played. Only teams that have for completed there referee requirement will be scheduled to play on the last day of the season.

If the volunteer referee has a good understanding of the West Valley soccer bylaws they do not need to come to a training session. Volunteer referee's who are uncertain of our rules can come to our one hour training session to get certified and be more comfortable while referee Please see link below to sign up for our referee training classes ((CLICK HERE))

Q - Can I get paid for the three games I have to do for my team.

A - No the first three games are done as a volunteer after that you can receive payment of $15 per game or if you do 10 games in one season you can receive a 50% discount to the following season's recreational fees.

Gameday referee instructions (click here)

Why are you adding the team referee requirement? 

There are two reasons for us adding this requirement to our program

1. Based on the size of our program and the number of referees needed per weekend to help with these games it has become impossible to recruit the number of referees needed. Obviously only having the requirement for 3 games will not cover all of our refereeing needs. We are still committed to finding referees to volunteer, for community service, and for pay.

2. One of our biggest problems with refereeing is when we do find somebody willing to come out and referee for us they referee for the day and then tell us they have no interest in coming back due to the behavior of some of our parents and coaches.

We are hoping that once every team has a certified referee they will realize how hard it is to referee a game and be more respectful to the referee on the field.

FAQ

Why are you adding the referee requirement?

There are two reasons for us adding this requirement to our program

1. Based on the size of our program and the number of referees needed per weekend to help with these games it has become impossible to recruit the number of referees needed. Obviously only having the requirement for 3 games will not cover all of our refereeing needs. We are still committed to finding referees to volunteer, for community service and for pay.

2. One of our biggest problems with refereeing is when we do find somebody willing to come out and referee for us they referee for the day and then tell us they have no interest in coming back due to the behavior of some of our parents and coaches.

We are hoping that once every team has a certified referee they will realize how hard it is to referee a game and be more respectful to the referee on the field.

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