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Rocky River FC (Midland Youth Soccer)

Referee Training

Parents & Players,

As many of you may know and most of you may have experienced lately, the Charlotte region has a shortage of soccer referees.  Ever since COVID shutdown soccer in the Spring of 2019, NEW referee registrations are down and several referees have not returned.  In most part because referees had to find other sources to supplement their income.

Did you know, a soccer referee makes on average over $20.00 an hour.  My kids average almost $30.00/hr.  They easily can bring home over $200 from a tournament weekend, usually more.

Unfortunately, becoming a referee is a process and if you are not familiar with the process, or know someone who is, it can be a daunting task.

Saturday March 2nd, 1:00pm, we will be offering Referee Training including the step by step process of registering to become a USSF certified referee.  The class will prepare you to be able to referee immediately this Spring at the Recreation Level and the Club Level.  While playing experience helps, it is not required.

What will be covered:

Referee Certification (How to register, requirements, online coursework, obtaining your badge)
Referee Uniform Requirements – What you need and where to purchase.
Referee Equipment - at minimum what do you need to referee.  What is recommended.
How to be assigned games – tips to be assigned more games.

When:  Saturday September 2nd, 1:00pm
Where:  Soccer Fields at Bethel Elementary School
Address:  2425 Midland Road, Midland, NC 282107
Fee:  $15.00 (Covers Referee Shirt and Fox 40 Whistle)

Questions:  email [email protected]

Pre-Register online at

Interested?  You will need to register for the class.

To register for the clinic, click the Register Link at the top of this page.

Must be at least 14 years old to referee.


Rocky River FC
Midland, North Carolina 28107

Phone: 704-268-9628
Email: [email protected]

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