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Referee Registration


Want to become a Referee?

For both youth and adults, this is an outstanding opportunity to become official US Soccer Referees.  You do not need to be an active participant (player, coach, etc.) in EDHSC to become a referee for the club.   Younger referees will get valuable leadership experience and all referees will gain a better appreciation for the laws of the game.

Payment is typically $25-$50 per game, depending on role (center referee vs. assistant referee), age group, and level of competition (comp vs. rec). 

Requirements :

  1. Minimum age to take the course is 12 years old. But please note, game assignment it as at the discretion of our assignor and is not guaranteed for 12-year olds. Referees must be at least 1 age group older than the teams they're refereeing, which means there are limited opportunities for 12-year olds.
  2. You must attend all classroom and field sessions. When you register, you'll see the course consists of 3 modules. The 8-11 AM and 11:30-2:30 PM modules are in the classroom, while the 3-6  PM module is on the field.
  3. Pass the Entry Level Course exam, which can be taken at home, online, after the classroom and field sessions.
  4. Commit to ongoing study of the “Laws of the Game” (soccer playing rules) outside of class.
  5. Purchase a referee uniform.

We have one remaining class in 2019:

  • Saturday, August 17 (click here to register)

Refereeing for EDHSC

As soon as you're certified, you need to join Linda Padilla's assigning group If you'd like to referee for EDHSC.  Directions are as follows:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in.
  3. In the main menu on the left, click on "My Assignors"
  4. In the middle of the screen, click on "show" to the left of “Join New Group"
  5. The Group/Assignor Number is 1546
  6. The Group Access Code is 02101996
  7. Click on "Join Group"

If you've refereed for EDHSC previously, you may now belong to at least two assigning groups: Paul Etemad’s (from the previous few years) and Linda Padilla’s (our new assignor’s).  Please click on the ‘switch’ button so that Padilla Consulting is listed as current.

Game Assignments

When you're ready to referee, you've got to let Linda know when you're available, which you do as follows:

  1. Go to  Note, it’s a slightly different URL than the one you used to join Linda's assigning group.
  2. Log in.  It’s the same password you’ve already been using.
  3. In the main menu on the left, click on “My Availability”
  4. You’ll see a calendar in the middle of the page.  Click on a date.
  5. A window pops up.  Please note the time window that you’re available to referee.
  6. Next to ‘entry type’ click ‘available’
  7. Next to ‘applies to’ click “Padilla Assigning”
  8. Click ‘save’