Michigan Referee Site, Classes for
becoming a Referee
Referee pay chart (revised for
US Soccer Videos for Referees
IFAB Laws of the Game
Northville Cup Rules
U4 U5 U6 Northville Rules
U7 U8 Northville Rules
WSSL’s U9 & above
Laws of the Game Coach Game Day Process
Referee Schedule for Smartphone
Referee Schedule Click to view PDF
Training and Certification
States Soccer Federation (USSF) regularly
holds clinics for Entry Level and Recertification of Referees.
Anybody wishing to become a referee must attend a 16-hour entry-level class
which is usually broken up into four 4-hour sessions held on consecutive
weekends. Current referees must attend a 6-hour recertification class
classes are held at several locations during the months of January,
February, and March. Recertification classes are usually held during
November and December with a few sometimes occurring in January through
March. Information on these clinics can be found on the MSYSA referee
web site at www.msysareferee.net.
After interested candidates have successfully completed the USSF training
class, they should contact Bill Foss at (248) 349-8910.
Becoming a Referee
a Referee is a great way to contribute to the games in your
community. You can learn more about the game of soccer, be part of
the game in way that you haven't experienced, and earn money in the
Most referees work from 2 to 6 games a week. Demand for
referees continues to outpace availability, especially for mid-week
games. Scheduling of referees is arranged by field by each of
several different schedulers. All games are assigned by telephone
conversation, such that the referee is able to accept only those game
assignments which conveniently fit into their schedule of other activities.
are independent contractors, and must supply their own equipment, such as
whistle, watch, uniform, etc.
Age / Experience Requirements
All referees must be USSF certified, must be at least 11 years
old, and have prior playing or coaching experience -- adults are especially
pay for referees is $15 per game, increasing to $30 per game for WSSL
games, based upon experience. To achieve pay increases, certain
experience thresholds must be met. The pay scale for Premier League
games ranges from $30 to $60 depending on the position (Center vs
Assistant) and the age group of the players. Typically only referees
with significant experience are assigned to Premier games.
Need more info about becoming a referee?
further information about becoming a referee, please contact Bill Foss him
at: bfoss ( at