Southern Kentucky Soccer Club

Referee Information

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Recreational Format Reference

Age Group

Ball Size

Game

Periods

Time

Rules

U5/U6

3

3v3

4

8 min.

2 min. breaks, 5 min. halftime, Kick ins, coaches allowed on field

U7/U8

3

4v4

4

10 min.

2 min. breaks, 5 min. halftime, Kick ins, no coaches allowed on field

U10

4

6v6

2

25 min.

5 min. halftime, Goalkeepers, Throw ins, No offsides

U12

4

8v8

2

30 min.

5 min. halftime, Conform to FIFA

U14-U18

5

8v8

2

35 min.

5min. halftime, Conform to FIF

 

You see them at all games. They are the three individuals carrying either a whistle or a flag. Their uniforms up until recently were black, but now referee fashions include yellow, red or blue. They are the referees or more correctly the referee and the assistant referees. Referees are an integral part of the game of soccer. Their primary functions are to ensure that the laws of the game are followed and that the safety of the player is ensured. The duties of the referee are specific and carefully outlined. The referee has the authority to:

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Enforce the laws of the game

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Apply the advantage clause

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Keep a careful record of the game

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Terminate a game if deemed necessary

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Caution players guilty of misconduct or ungentlemanly behavior

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Stop the game for serious injury

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Allow no other person other than players and assistant referees to enter the field of play

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Send a player off the field

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Signal for the game to start after a stoppage of play

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Decide whether all other conditions are appropriate for play including the ball, field of play and player’s equipment.

 


Referees are proud of their contribution to soccer and take their appointments seriously. Their basic requirements are: an understanding of the spirit and the letter of the laws; superior physical condition; cooperation with fellow officials; personal flexibility that allows for a totally unemotional approach to all decisions despite experiencing the myriad of participant emotions during a typical game; and to make the game of soccer enjoyable to play and watch.

So what does it take to become a referee? The first step is to sign up for an entry level clinic in your area. Several are held during the year and at various locations. An entry level or Grade 8 requires attendance of a 16-hr clinic wherein you learn about the Laws of the Game and their interpretation and enforcement as well as proper referee decorum and demeaner. From there, you can move up the grade level to state, national and FIFA levels. For more information contact the KYSA State Youth Administrator. The information provided in the table below summarizes the basic requirements for referee certification.

 

 

SKY SOCCER REFEREE PAY SCALE

​Recreational Pay Scale

Age Group Center Assist
U5-6 $7 X
U7-8 $10 X
U10 $15 $10
U10 $18 X
U12 $20 $12
U14 $25 $15
U16 $27 $17
U18 $30 $20
     
     

 

 

Competitive Pay Scale

Age Group

Center

Asst.

U9 Acd per 2 games

40

0

U10

20$

12$

U11

22$

14$

U12

24$

15$

U13

28$

18$

U14

28$

18$

U15

32$

22$

U16

32$

22$

U17

35$

25$

U18

35$

25$