Referee Instructions


Please follow all of these steps to become a TSC referee (follow links in green)

  1. All Referees must be USSF Grade 8 Certified. Go to the Oregon Referee Committee website for information on new certifications and recertifications. You MUST have a current badge (thus signifying current liability insurance through USSF and up to date concussion training as required by state law) to referee for TSC.
    • New referees must complete a Grade 8 training course prior being assingned games.
    • Existing referees must be recertified for the current year (2019). If your certification expired in 2018 or before, see the Oregon Referee Committee website for recertification details. There is a fee for this, but typically no class or test.
    • Proof of yearly concussion training training is handled through the USSF certification and recertification processes, not Tualatin Soccer Club for referees
  2. TSC uses Oregon Soccer Central for referee scheduling and payment.
    • Register/Login to this website and go to the "List of Orgs" tab. Click Tualatin SC. Click the "Please Add Me" button on the bottom of the page.
    • On your Soccer Central profile (all under the My Info tab), please:
      • Include your USSF certification information and training date(s).
      • Fill out the W-9 Form.
      • Enter your payment preferences (TSC pays via Soccer Central).
    • NEW YOUTH REFEREES (age 13-18): You MUST also contact the TSC Referee Assignor by email to express interest. If you do not have a Tualatin address but believe you qualify as a "local referee" (*see below) please explain in this email.

*We are committed to hiring LOCAL youth referees (age 13-18) only. Local means you live in Tualatin or go to school in Tualatin (Hazelbrook MS, Tualatin HS, Horizon Christian, Arbor Arts and Sciences) or have significant close ties to the community. All other requests in Soccer Central from non-Tualatin addresses who do not follow all of the above instructions will be denied.

In addition to the above process for certifying and recertifying as a referee, TSC holds a yearly mandatory meeting for youth referees prior to the season to go over recrational and age specific rule modifications, the assigning process, expectations of referees and to answer questions. This will happen in late August/early September each year, just prior to the season.

All referees who have followed the above instructions will receive an email confirming they are on our club's referee list in Soccer Central. This list will be used to send notifications about this meeting and all other communications.

If you miss the meeting for ANY reason, you must contact the referee assignor or you won't be assigned games.

Adult referees may live anywhere as long as they are current with certifications (USSF grade 8 minimum and yearly concussion certificate) on Soccer Central. Adult referees are mainly needed to center High School coed games and sometimes older youth games. Adults do not need to attend the youth referee meeting but it is expected that they will review the "Rules and Reference" tab on this site for local rules.

If you have questions, please contact the Referee Assignor.