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Jun, 2021

Invitation to Become a Referee

Want to take your soccer to the next level?
My name is Scott Taylor, and I am the Referee Training Coordinator for Orangevale Youth Soccer Club. Together with Larry Radcliff, our Referee Coordinator, and all of the board members at OYSC, we have proudly instituted a comprehensive program to help young players become soccer officials. This includes referee certification through U.S. Soccer, field training and mentorship with experienced referees when just starting out officiating live games.  

Many of us are very passionate about soccer, whether that be through playing the game, coaching the players or merely watching the pros. We love the thrill of a close match, a fantastic goal save or the delicious tension of a PK shootout (technically called Kicks from the Mark)!  All of us here at OYSC would like to invite all of you players 13 years and older to join the ranks of the 3rd team on the pitch, the Match Officials. 

Officiating matches is an exciting way to be involved with the game that few of us get to experience. It is a great job that offers many challenges and many rewards on an individual level, and it is a fun way to make money. Yes, make money!  As a matter of fact you can earn quite a bit of money as a referee provided you are over the age of 14. You see, referees are independent contractors that are paid per game and there are lots of soccer games to be officiated! 

So please consider joining the Referee Team at Orangevale Youth Soccer Club. We offer many benefits including;
+ Being part of a strong legacy of competent, well trained officials
+ Strong leadership and guidance in becoming a referee and learning the skills required
+ Flexible scheduling that lets you work around your own game times and obligations
+ Plenty of opportunities and encouragement to move deeper into the officiating world. Who knows, you could one day be officiating the World Cup Final!!
+ Great pay scale. OYSC means business when it comes to paying our officials. Our  pay scale meets or exceeds that of most other clubs.
+ You will ALWAYS be officiating with a proper 3 person crew. Referee and 2 Assistant Referees (called Other Match Officials these days). The game requires 3 to do the job properly and we take our soccer seriously.
+ Compensation for the cost of certification through U.S. Soccer after meeting some minimum requirements.
+ End of year referee recognition celebration with awards and cool ref gear for participants

All interested people can head to the U.S. Soccer Learning Center to begin your journey. The following link will take you where you need to go:

For any questions you may have or to let us know that you are interested in officiating for OYSC please email us and include both email addresses.

We look forward to hearing from you all!!

Scott Taylor-OYSC Referee Training Coordinator
[email protected]

Larry Radcliff-OYSC Referee Coordinator
[email protected]


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Orangevale, California 95662

Phone: 916-988-1528
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