REFEREE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPENSATION
Referees are paid by the match. A typical day is 1 to 3 matches (more if at a tournament), typically at the same location. There are 3 referees including a center and two assistants. As a new referee, you will be an assistant referee ("AR"). The pay scale verifies by the league, age of players, and certification. Typically the AR will earn from $10 to $35 per match. A center will earn between $20 to $70 per match.
U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION
The U.S. Soccer Federation is for referees from age 14 and up. At age 14 you test to earn a Grade 9 certification. Each year that you continue to learn and gain experience, you can test for other certification grades. For more information on registration use this link:
You will need to register with Arbiter Sports to receive your refereeing assignments for high school matches. Registration is free.
Use this link to register:
From the Arbiter Sports web portal, you will accept or decline game assignments, can block out dates you are unable to referee, and can find contact information for all other high school referees.
UTAH HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOC.
The Utah High School Athletic Association is the governing body for high school referees in the state of Utah. You must be 18 and no longer in high school to qualify. For more information on registration use this link: