I’m 14 and I want to be a REFEREE. I don’t have a club, so how can I become a soccer referee?
– You become a referee by attending and successfully completing a referee training course.
– SAFA authorized two entry-level referee certifications: Referee Grade 1 and Referee Grade 2.
Look for soccer clubs near you and find out what you need to do to join and what payments are expected. Send them an email with any questions you may have. Talk to your parents about the possibility of joining a club to find out how they are prepared to help you. If you have friends already in a club, ask them for advice.
Once you successfully complete a referee course and register with the LFA/SAFA CT, you will receive your badge and will need to get appropriate referee gear, including a soccer referee uniform, soccer referee flags, referee cards, whistle, watch and shoes.
When you have all the necessary equipment you can begin getting game assignments. The process for game assignments may vary from Local Football association to Local Football association, however, generally your assignments will come from your local convenor and will be for lower or youth level games. The game fees vary from LFA to LFA and from league to league and for adult level games and somewhat less than that on youth level games. The exact game fee schedule will be provided to you by your local game convenor.