Referee Resources

Welcome to our Referee Resource Center! We want to thank you for participating and supporting our soccer league this season, for without referees we cannot hold any soccer games. We have over 1,600 children participating in the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League; that’s a lot of soccer games to run.

We assembled some very important information to share with our referees. Please feel free to provide feedback to make our program better!

Burt Field
SCYSL Referee Scheduler

Bob Sherman
Referee & Mentor Program Coordinator

2017 Referee Pay Rates

Updated Feb 2017

The following referee pay rates are used for all Santa Clara Youth Soccer (competitive and recreational) and all Santa Clara Sporting Competitive league and scrimmage games. This only applies to games where the home team pays the referee cash after the game (NorCal Premier games, scrimmages, etc).

Competitve game rates are no longer on age, but duration of game.  Recreational game rates are still based on age. 

Recreational Games U8 U9/U10 U11/U12 U13/U14 U15/U16 U17+
Center Referee $30 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50
Assistant Referee N/A $25 $30 $35 $40 $45
Competitive Games 25 mins 30 mins 35 mins 40 mins 45mins
Center Referee $40 $45 $50 $55 $60
Assistant Referee $30 $35 $40 $45 $50


NorCal Premier League Send-Off Instructions & Rules

For those referees that officiate a NorCal League game, please note the following:

  • Teams competing in NorCal Premier League are sanctioned under US Club Soccer
  • No guest players are allowed in any NorCal State Cup game, so please ensure that all players are listed on the team’s official roster (no guest players can be handwritten and added to team roster)

Send-Off Instructions

There are two reports for referees to fill out:

Send off (also known as 24 hour report) - to be filled out on-line by using this link:

Incidence report is to be filled out involving, issues with coaches and spectators (before, during and after the game), field conditions, player injury, game abandon/suspension, players and coaches passes and any other related items. Please use this link to fill out the incidence report:




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