WHY BECOME A SOCCER REFEREE?
DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF?
Not Bad Pay.
Work your own schedule.
Be an expert on the rules of the game.
Earn the respect & admiration of peers.
Share soccer with your kids.
Contribute to your community.
Help develop character & sportsmanship in youth.
Make you a better coach and/or player
OTHER REASONS TO BECOME A SOCCER REFEREE!
People who love soccer can help the game by becoming a referee. If there were no
referees, there would be no game.
It will give you…
Decision making skills under mental and physical pressure
And here are the common excuses for not becoming a referee.
I don’t know enough about the game
Don’t worry…you will be given comprehensive training and you will know more about
the Laws of the Game than almost anyone.
I don’t have time
The initial commitment is only to attend the training course. You can then referee to suit
your own schedule.
I’m not the right kind of person
Yes you are. Would you want games refereed by someone who is not as good as you?
I’d look silly in that uniform
Well you can wear black or yellow or red or…
I’d be embarrassed
Everyone makes mistakes (even those refereeing for years.) The important thing is to
approach the job with enthusiasm and enjoyment, because this will be passed on to the
players and managers.
I’m female – I never see them referee
Wrong. We have quite a few females qualified as referees – and they are great. We could
I don’t care
Well here it is, if you don’t care about the quality, safety or enjoyment of soccer then you
have come up with the correct excuse and we no longer have to ask why, because you
can’t be a referee, and that is that.
However, if this last excuse doesn’t apply to you (and we hope it doesn’t), then we
You’ll never be able to watch any major sport quite the same way again.
If you still don’t think you’re the right kind of person for this job you took the time to
read this whole page, which means you care and that means you are exactly the right kind
TIME TO GET CERTIFIED—NOT MUCH
CLICK HERE to learn how to get certified as a referee in Florida.
Please CLICK HERE to go to the US Soccer referee resource center.
Any other questions? Please contact the Jupiter United SC referee assignor Dave Minshall at firstname.lastname@example.org