Salem Youth Soccer Association: Referee Info

Referee Information
Referees will be paid for officiating SYSA Recreation and Travel games.
Recreation game rates are:
U8 - $10
U10 - $15
U12 - $15 Line, $20 Center ($25 if only 1 ref, $20each if only 2 ref)
U15 - $15 Line, $20 Center ($25 if only 1 ref, $20each if only 2 ref)

Travel game rates are set by GSYSL. See http://www.granitestatesoccer.com/uploads/FAQ.htm under "How much do GSYSL Referees get paid?"
For scheduling, contact Referee Scheduler on Board Page.


Referee Training
Referee Clinics offered by the NH Soccer Referee Instructional Program:

Grade 8: This course is a 2-day 16-hour intensive training clinic in the Laws of the Game. Graduates who also pass the 100 question exam are eligible to work recreational or travel games as a referee or assistant referee up to U-19. Of course, no assignments are made to higher level games until new referees are willing and able to work at that level.

Grade 9: This course is a 1-day 8 hour review of the Laws of the Game, intended for adults who only want to work recreational games, or youth who want to enter refereeing at a lower level of intensity. Graduates who also pass the 50 question exam are eligible to work recreational games as the referee or assistant referee up to U-14. Grade 9 referees are not eligible to work travel games in any position.

Participants in all NHSA referee clinics must be 12 years old at the time of the clinic. See http://www.soccernh.com under Referees for clinics.

SYSA Referee Training Reimbursement Policy
1. Candidate pays and passes a Grade 8 or 9 Referee course exam.
2. Candidate provides a copy of Referee certificate or patch and receipt to SYSA P.O. Box 209 with promise to referee at least 8 Rec games (for the going rate of $10-25/game).
3. SYSA will then reimburse the new referee for the course which is usually $35-$50 (but not the exam cost which is usually an additional $25).

NOTE: If referees earn over a certain dollar amount, they will be issued a 1099G from SYSA per IRS Tax Code. They will have to report this to the IRS as income.



Referee News/Forms/Resources
See http://www.soccernh.com/referee_clinics.htm
See http://www.granitestatesoccer.com/officials/official_search.asp
See http://www.soccernh.com/