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REFEREE PAYMENT NOTES


There are three requirements to secure payment for referee'ing SFYS matches:


  1. Every referee must submit a signed W-9 form to SFYS. Print the form, complete and sign it and then submit to the SF Youth Soccer office with proper identification. (Scans and faxes ok.)

  2. ​Referee payment is based on game reporting. All Referees on every match must report. Submit match reports via Pensra.

  3. We require timely score reports that include the names of both teams' S.T.A.R.s. ​We reserve the right to deduct $5.00 per match from late reported matches and/or lack of S.T.A.R.'s reported. Deadline to report scores to receive full rate of pay is 24 hours. 

  • ​General Bonus: +$10 for every match you stay and ref in a pinch on a game where an assigned ref doesn't show.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​SFYS LEAGUES REFEREE PAY SCALE  2021-22 SEASON 

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Level | Team Age Competition | Duration Payment per Game Notes
Rec 2nd-3rd Grades 7v7 | 20m halves $25 per game Each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
Referee report to get paid
Rec 4th-5th Grades 9v9 | 30m halves $30 per game Each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
Referee report to get paid
Rec 6th-8th Grades 9v9 | 35m halves $35 per game Each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
Referee report to get paid
Upper House U9-U10 7v7 | 25m halves $35 per game Each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
Referee report to get paid
Upper House U11-U12 9v9 | 30m halves $35 per game Each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
Referee report to get paid
Upper House U13-U14 11v11 | 35m halves $40 CR
$35 AR per game
If no AR, each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
All Referees report to get paid
Upper House U15-16 11v11 | 40m halves $45 CR
$40 AR per game
If no AR, each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
All Referees report to get paid
Varsity U19 (9v9) 9v9 | 35m halves $45 per game
If no AR, each team provides linesperson (S.T.A.R.)
All Referees report to get paid

​​Updated for Fall 2021

How SF Youth Soccer Supports Referees


REFEREE RESPONSIBILITIES​
Referees are independent contractors (not SFYS employees). 

  1. Referee responsibilities are to get assignments to officiate matches
  2. Show up at your assignment at least 20 minutes early to do inspection
  3. Check players in - make sure the players on the pitch are the ones on the player passes - and they are not wearing jewelry and have proper soccer gear (shinguards, cleats, matching jersey with unique number).
  4. Call the game - based on league rules/playing ages
  5. Report scores and Team S.T.A.R.s - the same weekend of the games (so you can be paid in full) 
Vocabulary

Center vs. AR (Assistant Referee or Linesperson)

A Center referee for recreational matches are usually the only official at the match. Linespersons or Assistant referees for competitive matches may be certified officials such as yourself or for recreational matches, may be a volunteer parent with minimal training to help call the in and out of bounds. Center Referees are in charge and may override applicable calls made by the Assistant Referee (Linesperson). 

​   REF LOGISTICS


Referees are independent contractors that will access several different websites in order to secure matches to ref and also to report scores (requirement to get paid).


​To get assignments, you will need to log on to the PENSRA Referee Assignment system​. Once in the PENSRA site, it is important to pay attention to where the games are and the hosting organization so you can figure out reporting and any W-9 requirement or PayPal account issues.
[Click here to learn how to use PENSRA]


Note that SFYS requires all referees to submit page 1 of the  W-9 form filled out and signed by the referee. This includes minors. It may be emailed, faxed to 415-504-8133 or posted to: SF Youth Soccer, 1434 Taraval St, Suite A, San Francisco, CA 94116.


SF Youth Soccer runs both Fall and Spring soccer for SFYS Recreational and SF Upper House (competitive) play. PENSRA Match Reports must be submitted by every referee on the game in order to be paid.

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