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Referee Training and Clinics

Without referees, games cannot be played in a safe and fair manner. TCSA employs referees from age fourteen through adulthood to officiate our recreational and travel soccer games. We work to develop referee skills from their initial sign-up through hands-on training. Through our program, referees should expect to receive some or all of the following benefits:

- Competitive hourly pay that increases with experience

- An opportunity to make your own schedule -- you pick what times you’re going to work

- Classroom trainings to help understand how a referee thinks – makes you a better player

- On-field training with an ability to communicate with our leaders and mentors during games

- Develop communication and professionalism skills working with kids and adults at the same time

- A resume builder – many referees use us as a reference on college and job applications


New Referees:

Take a two-part training before their first season

Attend a two-hour, one-part training before
each following season

Ref all games with a partner in a two-man system

Are able to ref only for U8 and U9/U10 games

Will receive a headset guided game within the first
three weeks of the season

mentor Referees:

Chosen by the Referee Directors and Assignor based on merit and desire

Paired with a new referee in a two-man system

Take an active leadership role on the field to develop new referee skills

Attend a one-hour mentor referee training prior to each season

Are able to ref U8, U9/U10, or U12 games

experienced Referees:

Attend a one-hour rules review, areas of focus, and new rules training prior to each season

Can work all levels of games

May choose to work games solo or with a partner

referee pay scale

pay per game

Solo = $40
2 Man = $25 each

Solo = $50
2 Man = $30 each

Solo = $60
2 Man = $35 each


USSF Certification = $5 BONUS per game
Mentor Referees = $15 BONUS per game

Referral Bonus: $25 for each referee you refer into the program

clinic Schedules

spring 2024 referee clinics:

Returning Referees :

Monday, March 4th - 7pm to 9pm - James Breen Park
Wednesday, March 13th - 7p to 9pm - James Breen Park

New Referees : Part 1 : Administrative

Wednesday, March 6th - 7pm to 9pm - James Breen Park
Monday, March 11th - 7pm to 9pm - James Breen Park

New Referees : Part 2 : Laws of the Game

Thursday, February 29th - 7pm to 9pm - James Breen Park
Thursday, March 7th - 7pm to 9pm - James Breen Park

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If you are interested in becoming a TCSA referee or have any questions, please contact Leslie Brennan

recreational referee awards

Our inaugural award winners will be announced following the Spring 2021 season.
Check back after the end of the season to learn about those referees.

travel league information

Local referee assignor

Andrew Kapoor


Phone: (312) 508-1300

referee staff

Anne Iwinski Headshot

Director of Operations

Anne Iwinski