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Referee Program

Watertown Youth Soccer is looking to add to our Referee Team!

Benefits of becoming a Certified Referee:

  • Money: Flexible, fun job with a starting pay rate of $30.00/game, up to $75/game as you become more experienced.

  • Friendships: Working with peers in a supportive environment

  • Community: Giving back to Watertown soccer players by providing a safe, fair and fun environment for them to compete

  • ​Growth: Referees gain confidence, strong leadership qualities, and learn great communication skills

  • ​Love of the game: Enhance your own understanding of soccer - improve your own game

  • Future: Looks great on college applications / job resumes


Perks of being a Watertown Referee:

  • Certification and recertification reimbursement after 5 games

  • Uniform Kit reimbursement after 5 games

  • Mentors to support you while you learn

  • Option of becoming a peer mentor to younger referees – another paid position

  • May qualify for a Watertown Youth Soccer Scholarship when you graduate

  • Access to college and job recommendations


Next Steps

  • Training is this month! Register ASAP before the online classes are full!

  • Go to: - steps-to-become-referee for easy, step by step directions to become a referee - age requirement, 14 y/o

  • Create an account and enroll in one of the online referee courses.

  • Create an account on US Soccer Learning Center:


Directions are on Mass Ref, including a YouTube video

Use the same email as your Mass Ref account

Complete the pre-course online study modules

Watch the video on Intro to Safe Playing Environments

  • Register ASAP for one of the many Field Sessions – closest are:

If we have at least 10 new referees, we will try to schedule a field session in Watertown or coordinate with another local town.

If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Gesse Faber at WATERTOWNREFS@GMAIL.COM.


We look forward to having you join our Referee Team!


Gesse Faber

Referee Assignor

Watertown Youth Soccer

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