Pay Scale for Recreational Soccer


Here is the pay-scale for recreational refereeing in Rocklin.  Checks are cut each month.  Payroll has been processed for the month of September, and is with our club treasurer and accountant.

For recreational refereeing from U14 and below, there is NO intentional heading of the ball.  Keep in mind that there must be intent, and this is not intended for kids that are trying to "duck" out of the way in order to avoid contact.  If there is an intentional heading of the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team from the point of the foul.  If such intentional heading takes place in the goal box, the ball shall be placed outside of the goal box at the place nearest to the foul.

What a great opportunity for your youth to become a certified Referee and earn money while officiating youth soccer.  We are announcing our 2016 certification courses coming up.  Here is some good information for you to determine which course is best for you!


USSF Referee Grades Explained


All referees affiliated with FIFA have a designated referee grade. The grade indicates the qualification of the referee to officiate at various levels of local, national and international soccer competition. There is a common misconception that these grades are related to elementary or secondary school grades - they're not, they are assigned by USSF.

Grade 1 Referees: Referees who officiate in the World Cup and international matches are designated as Grade 1.

Grade 2 Referees: Assistant Referees to Grade 1 Referees are designated as Grade 2.

Grade 3 and 4 Referees: In the United States, competition at the national level (including professional soccer and MLS) requires Grade 3 or 4. Grade 3 indicates the referee's readiness to be considered for international service.

Grade 5 and 6 Referees: The highest level of competition within a state (amateur leagues beyond youth) requires a Grade 5 or 6 where Grade 5 indicates the referee's readiness to be considered for national service.

Grade 7 Referees: Grade 7 is an experienced referee in the state qualified to officiate all but the highest levels of amateur soccer.

Grade 8 Referees: Most referees begin their careers as Grade 8 having taken the entry training course.  After an introductory period, you may qualify to officiate Competitive matches.

Grade 9 Referees: Very young aspirants to refereeing may take an abbreviated training course and be registered as Grade 9 which qualifies them for Recreational matches U14 and below.



The Grade 8 clinic will be offered starting April 15th.  This is a certification that will encompass both online learning, classroom sessions, and field sessions.  More dates & times of the course, and how to sign up is located at the following link.  Contact information can also be found on the following link.

The Grade 9 clinic will be held May 7th and is a one day clinic that will encompass both classroom and field sessions.  More information is available by clicking on the following link.  Contact information can also be found on the following link.


If you are not registered on Team Sideline, you will not be able to officiate games in Rocklin.  Please fill out the Form below by clicking on the link.

If you were signed up and refereed last year, you do not need to complete the below entry form.

 RYSC Referee Pool Entry



ALL Rocklin Referees in order to receive a check, will need to fill out a W9 form and submit to Rocklin Soccer prior to payment.  A W9 form can be found on under the "Downloads" tab.  This can be dropped at the mandatory Referee Inservice or emailed to

It can also be dropped off at the UPS store where you will ask the clerk to put the W9 in the Rocklin Soccer Box.



 Please  follow  the  following  process  in  renewing your USSF Referee License

 Go  to:

If  you  cannot  locate  your  username  and/or  password  send  an  email  to   to  request  that  information 

-  Once  in  follow  the  prompts  and  click  on  Courses (left hand side) 
-  Then  click  on  "Annual USSF Registration renewal - Grade 8"
Then  click  on  register  for  this  Course
-  Follow  prompts,  then   enter  credit  card  information  (visa  or mastercard).  

Please look at your badge.  If it says 2016, you DO NOT need to re-register for 2016.  Also, your account will tell you whether or not you are registered for 2016.



Once  you  have  confirmed  your  payment  information  you  will  receive  an  email  with  your  registration confirmation.  It  will  take  approx  4  to  8  weeks  to  receive  your  new  badge.




PYSL Club Documents
 Please click on the link "downloads" and print a copy and become familiar with the document titled "PYSL Modified Rules"

This will break down the structure for the different games that you will be officiating this year.
Thank you,