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Portland Youth Soccer Association

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Referee Information

Referee Information


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*** PYSA Referee On-field training dates: Sunday August 27th 10am to 11:00am at Buckman Field

*** Games for Fall 2023 start September 9th

CONGRATULATIONS, so you've finally made the decision to become a registered soccer referee, and now you want to know what's involved.

It's pretty straightforward…

First, you have to be 13/14 years old to work for PYSA.

Please access to look up the class dates and register, Grade 9 or Grade 8 (preferably Grade 8)

Once you become a USSF certified referee, register under and request to work for PYSA.

The rationale behind mandatory on-field training and meeting is that PYSA only utilizes center referees, and PYSA uses some modified laws of the game.

All games are played in the city of Portland.

The pay scale is as follows:

U9 - U10 games = $25

U11 - U12 games = $35

U13 - U14 games = $45

Fall Requirements

You will be accepted after you comply with all the PYSA requirements, attend the on-field training and attend the mandatory meeting, and attend the Jamboree.

Mandatory Training Information: (Referees must attend at least one of these training)

Sunday August 27th 10am to 11:00 am at Buckman Field.

Mandatory Jamboree Information: (Only referees who have attended one of the mandatory training sessions can referee at the Jamboree)

The Jamboree is additional training during shortened U9 soccer games with PYSA Referee Mentors attending to guide and train new referees. Referees will be paid for this event as they would during the season for games.

Saturday, September 9th, Fields to be announced

The Jamboree games duration is 25 minutes without halves and we will pay $10 per game on that day. Please dress in full uniform and arrive as if you were assigned a game, on time (not at the game time). You will receive valuable experience and education while participating in our opening Jamboree.

This on-field experience is required for all NEW referees.

Please email us with the shift you will be working to:

[email protected]

PYSA will reimburse first-time year referees 18 years old and younger the amount of $100 after they work at least 12 games during their first season and at least two games of the tournament in November.

Ana Konstin


Portland Youth Soccer Association
8285 SW Nimbus Ave, 151
Beaverton, Oregon 97008

Phone: 503-646-6683
Email: [email protected]

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