Interested in becoming a soccer referee?
The Saskatoon & District Soccer Referee Association Inc. has now made available online training for anyone wanting to be a soccer referee. By proceeding onto the SDSRAI website, you can register online to obtain access to our online training. The online training is extremely easy and user-friendly to learn the IFAB laws of the game.
How much does it cost to register to become a soccer referee?
The online training is free! You can register and complete the training. To be assigned games by the referee assignor. You will need to complete the online course & in-classroom portion of the entry-level clinic.
Small-Sided Referee: Small-Sided Course Cost $140 (Ages 12-13 years)
Youth Referee: Entry Level Course Cost $150 (Ages 14-15 years)
District Referee: Entry Level Course Cost $170 (Age 16+ years)
How much time do I have to complete the online training?
There is a timeline as to when you need to complete your online training. Completion of the online course is expected to be completed by September 18th, 2022.
What do I do when I have completed the online training?
Once completed your online training, you will receive a confirmation email from Google classrooms stating the completion of your training. You will then need to send your confirmation email to Frank Laterza via email (flaterzaSDSRAI@hotmail.com).
When do I start refereeing after completion of online training?
As soon as the SDSRAI has received your confirmation email stating completion of your entry-level clinic training. You will then be directed to the Saskatoon Adult Soccer Referee Assignor to create your referee RAMP account. After your referee RAMP account has been created you will then be assigned games to referee. The SDSRAI will then book a referee mentor for you to go out and watch games prior to refereeing. This is to allow anyone to ask questions and visually see what refereeing is about. New referees will start refereeing in the age category of U11.
How much do I get paid as a soccer referee?
When starting off as referee, you will be officiating in U11 games. Your payment as a referee will be determined by which season you start in:
Outdoor game fee U11 $28.50-$33.00 per game.
Indoor game fee U11 $ 26.00-$29.50 per game.
Game fee variance adjusted due to division structure.
I do not feel comfortable refereeing my first game by myself…
No need to worry. The SDSRAI provides referee mentors to be present at your first game. It does not cost the referee anything to have a mentor present at your game. It is a service the SDSRAI provides to its referees. Mentors are there to help you and answer any questions you may have.
How do I move up as referee to officiate higher-level games and how many games can I referee?
There are several key items for an individual to move up as a referee.
Performance, Fitness, Assessments.
Good assessments based upon your referee performance helps with moving up as a referee. Pending on your availability that you set, will determine how many games you receive. Usually, two (2) games a night.
Entry Level Clinic Details & Information
Part 1: Completion of Online Theory by September 18th, 2022
Part 2: In Classroom/Field Practical:
Sunday, September 25th, 2022 9:00AM-5:00PM Saskatoon Turf Soccer Centre Boardroom (2nd floor) 150 Nelson Road Saskatoon, SK Bring running wear (t-shirt, shorts, running pants, running shoes)
Contact information for any other FAQ or assistance with online registration. Please contact Frank Laterza at flaterzaSDSRAI@hotmail.com