Overview of Refereeing


Recruiting, developing and retaining referees is vital to our long-term success and a strategic priority for our club. We support our referees with local courses and continuing education opportunities, reimbursement of course fees upon completion and a competitive pay scale. We also believe and insist that referees should be treated with courtesy and respect by all participants. 

Become a Referee

Gulf Coast Soccer offers opportunities for those interested to become certified referees. The purpose of the U.S. Soccer Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game. Based on the level of training provided, U.S. Soccer recommends that these officials be assigned to the most appropriate age group and level to best serve the game and the referees.

What can you earn? If you work 5 games per week for a 10-week season, you could earn $1000-$2500.00 for just 50-75 hours of work depending on the playing ages of the games you referee. Or if you only want to ref 1-2 game per week or every other week to help the club out, that is fine too. Our referee program is flexible!

What Next?

Learn More about...