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Referees

Welcome Referees

Welcome to the Wright County Soccer Club's Referee Home Page. At Wright County Soccer we are committed to providing our players, coaches and spectators with an outstanding soccer experience, and that experience starts with our referees!

Wright County Soccer Club is looking for both new and experienced referees to help make our traveling soccer program a success.  WCSC has opportunities from U9-U18+ games during the summer MYSA season.  To sign up to officiate for our club please go to www.gameofficials.net and register as a referee. 

The Wright County Soccer group number is 1128 and access code is 6903.

Jeff Peterson

Referee Coordinator

Phone: 651-226-5333

Wright County Referee Pay Scale

Age Level Crew Total Center Assistant 1 Assistant 2 4th Official Total Refs
U08 - U10 $25.00 $25.00 1
U11 - U12 $64.00 $37.00 $27.00 2
U11 - U12 $64.00 (3) $28.00 $18.00 $18.00 $10.00 3 (preferred)
U13 - U14 $70.00 $40.00 $30.00 2
U13 - U14 $70.00 (3) $30.00 $20.00 $20.00 $10.00 3 (preferred)
U15 - U16 $90.00 $50.00 $40.00 2
U15 - U16 $100.00 (3) $40.00 $30.00 $30.00 $10.00 3 (preferred)
U17 - U18 $100.00 $55.00 $45.00 2
U17 - U18 $115.00 (3) $45.00 $35.00 $35.00 $10.00 3 (preferred)
U19 $120.00 $65.00 $55.00 2
U19 $130.00 (3) $50.00 $40.00 $40.00 $10.00 3 (preferred)

Referee FAQ

Answers to some of the most common questions.


Two-Whistle System Not Permitted!


Hello Jeff:

It would seem that every year, early in the season as we are struggling to fill games and games often times are short officials, we have to remind all referees that US Soccer does NOT recognize the two-whistle system (two referees neither with a flag, both with a whistle) as a permissble form of match management. This policy has not changed.

If you are working an affiliated match (MYSA, TCSL, adult league affiliated with MSA) and you have only two officials, only one of the officials may use a whistle during the match. The other official must still work as an assistant referee with a flag.

The opposite line may be run by a club line, a volunteer who may only signal the ball in or out of play. Instruct them to sit at the corner flag and raise the flag when the ball goes over the line... do not have them run the line, they will confuse the defense into thinking that they can call offside, then your club line will get yelled at, and quit.

Please understand that if you defy these instructions and use a two-whistle system, the following consequences are possible:

 

  1. Your liability insurance is invalidated. If a participant decides to sue you due to injury, US Soccer's insurance policy is not valid in a two whistle system and you are on your own for legal defense.
  2. Any incidents that occur in the match cannot be mediated by the State Referee Committee. The SRC has no authority to mediate disputes ofver matches in which a non-approved management system is used.
  3. The match authority can choose to invalidate the match results. The match authority may also choose to cancel any compensation to the referee crew for failing to follow rules.
  4. Repeated offenses can result in suspension or cancellation of your USSF certification.

Please follow this rule. Yes, it's frustrating when there are not enough officials for games... this is happening right now because organizations have scheduled more games than there are officials available... it's not your fault. If a home team begs you to use a two-whistle system, decline and advise them that the club needs to recruit more officials or schedule intelligently to ensure their games are covered. If you choose to ignore this instruction, you are jeopardizing only yourself.