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How to Become a Soccer Referee

SAA Rec Soccer will host an entry level Soccer Referee Clinic on March 28th at St. Peter's Lutheran School & Church 202 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, 60194.

Saturday March 28th - 7:45am-12pm
To register, you must be a minimum of 13 years old:

NEW Referees:  ENTRY clinic.

  1. Go to
  2. If you have not set up a profile, you must click on SIGN UP, complete all information and submit.           
  3. If profile is set up, simply log in and click on Courses at top of page, then click on Available Courses
  4. Under License Pathway click on Grassroots – First-time Referees, then click on Go to Course List on the right.
  5. Under the box labeled TITLE, just type in “name of town” and it will pop up.
  6. Click on COURSE DETAILS to register for online requirements AND in-person course.  Must complete all on-line requirements to be admitted to in-person course.
  7. Once registered, click on “COURSES” at top, then ‘MY COURSES”, then “GO TO CLASSROOM”  and click on the “ASSIGNMENTS” tab to complete online requirements. 
  8. REMINDER, if you are 18 years of age or older, you cannot register until you have submitted AND cleared a background check.

If you have any questions or concerns specifically regarding the SAA Recreational Soccer Referee program, please e-mail our referee commissioner, Dale Litney  -


The Illinois Soccer Referee Committee
Phone: 847-690-9881
Fax: 847-690-9883