Referees

RUSC is committed to providing our teams with quality refereeing. This is accomplished by providing a training program for RUSC referees prior to the start of each season. The referees are monitored throughout the season by the Head Referee.

Click to view the Referee and Assistant Referee Pay Scales offers by RUSC.

Register online at https://rockland.powerupsports.com/ and be sure to use an email address that you check regularly as this will be the main form of communication.

  • Game Leader (5v5) – U7 to U8
    To act as a Game Leader you don’t need to take a course and there is no age limit. Also any trained referees can act as a Game Leader as well.
    Game Leader Guidelines
  • Small Sided Referee (7v7) - U9 to U10
    You must be 12 or 13 years of age on or before March 31st of the year in which you want to take the course. Participants of the course will become certified Ontario Soccer Association Mini Soccer Referees, and will be qualified to referee U8 (4v4) and U9-U10 (7v7) soccer games. These referees will not be certified to referee or act as assistant referees on any 9 v 9 or 11 v 11 games at any level until they reach the age of 14. Once a referee has been trained for Small Sided (7v7) games he doesn't have to take this training again.
    Small Sided 7v7 Rules
  • Youth Referee 9v9 - U11 to U12
    You must be 14 on or before March 31st of the year in which you want to take the training course and register in an Entry Level Referee Clinic.
    9 v 9 Rules (where different from 11 v 11)
  • Youth Referee 11v11 - Recreational League - U13+
    You must be 14 on or before March 31st of the year in which you want to take the training course and register in an Entry Level Referee Clinic.
    Rules Summary
  • District Referee - District Development and District Competitive Leagues - U9+
    You must be 16 years of age on or before March 31st of the current year and must register in an Entry Level Referee Clinic or if already passed the Entry Level Referee course you will automatically become District Referee on your 16th birthday.
    Rules Summary
  • Regional Referee
    Referees must be an active District Referee over the age of 18 for a minimum of 2 years with the OSA in order to apply to the Regional Upgrade Program.
    Rules Summary
    OSA Regional Upgrade Program