Becoming A Referee

Details and Requirements to Referee

  • You must be two years older than the age of the teams playing to center, you can do lines for players older than you
  • No experience necessary
  • Register and pay your USSF (US Soccer Federation) Fees
  • Take the necessary hours of instruction through Cal South (Online modules and field instruction)

We are advising everyone to become a Grade 8 referee. Grade 8 permits you to referee both competitive and recreational matches and will give you more confidence on the field.

Below are the steps to gain certification.

  1. Register on the Cal South – Link Here
  2. Complete Level 8 Modules – Link Here
  3. Find and Attend Field Clinic – Link Here
    *Scroll to bottom of page and filter event type to “Referee Entry Courses”

Referee Assignments

Referee Coordinators

friedmanMark Friedman runs the Sharks referee program. Mark has been a referee for many years and contributes many hours and days each year to make our referee program a success. If you want to become a USSF soccer referee follow the three steps on the left side of this page to become a Grade 8 referee.  Do not worry about the “Grade” word it does not correspond to the grade in school; it is only a referee level.

DougHeadShot2bDoug Hoffman will be assigning all Sharks recreation games in division 3 (U14) thru 8 (U6) for the Fall rec season. Doug has been involved with the Sharks soccer league for almost twenty years holding various positions including coach, division coordinator, VP of Rec and referee assignor.