2015 Team Evanston Referee Clinic

Team Evanston is set to host a referee certification clinic on March 28th, 2015 from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at The Levy Senior Center. Receiving a certification is a pre-requisite for assistant refereeing with our club, so anyone interested in becoming a referee has to take this course and pass a test at the end of the clinic. Please note that even if you were certified in 2014, that certification has expired so you must renew your patch.

If you cannot make our March 28th clinic, there are plenty of others around the Chicago area that you can take. You can visit the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee clinic page and search for a clinic that fits your schedule.  NEW THIS YEAR - All referees must take the Grade 8 Referee clinic.  There are two options for this: 1) a two-day clinic with approximately 7-8 hours (max.) instruction on each day or 2) a one-day clinic with a prerequsite online component.  Our clinic will be a one-day event, so all prospective referees will be required to complete the online portion before coming to the Team Evanston hosted clinic on March 28th.  Your printed certificates from the online course will, in effect, be an entry pass into the clinic.  If you are doing a clinic elsewhere, be sure to select a clinic that will allow you to either attend both days or allow enough time to complete the online portion beforehand.

The clinic cost is $75 and must be paid with a check or cash on the day of the clinic.  NEW THIS YEAR - Team Evanston will reimburse your clinic expense as long as you referee a minimum of three (3) U10 or older games in the spring AND fall seasons (U12 rookies and High School Seniors exempt). You will need to pay the $75 to take the course and the club will reimburse you at the end of the fall season.  New referees will need to work two (2) U08 or U09 games as training before being allowed to assign for U10 and up games.  These two training games are not paid.

Date: Saturday, March 28th
Times: ~8am-5pm (you cannot arrive late or leave early, doing so will result in failing the course)
Location: Levy Senior Center 
Cost: $75 (payment instructions given after you register)
Click Here to Register with the Illinois Referee Committee for our certification course. 

Deadline: You must make sure that you register before either the clinic fills up or registration closes on Sunday, March 22nd.

If you have any questions regarding the course or being a part of Team Evanston Referee Course please send an email to info@teamevanston.org.

Assistant Referee Program

General AR Program Info:

Being a referee is not an easy job and the training and job assignments should not be undertaken just to "earn some cash."  Referees will be expected to be on time and ready to work in a professional manner for all of their games.  The IWSL and YSSL require two assistant referees at all U11-U18 games.   When you have assigned yourself to a game, it is very important that you work that game.

Referees must be two (2) years older than the age group they are officiating, unless they have approval from the club.

Referees select games to referee based on their own schedules. Team Evanston uses a web-based program, thearbiter.net, for game assignments. If you earn a 2015 Referee patch you will be given instructions for creating an Arbiter profile if you do not already have one.

U08-U09: $0 This level games will only be taken by players who are in training - brand new referees must work 2 of these games prior to older ages
U10: $20 per game
U11-U12: $25 per game
U13-U14: $30 per game
U15-U18: $40 per game (only our most experienced/qualified referees can be assigned to this age group)

U12 Parents Please Read

We are offering players who are currently U12 to start in our program now. Since there are no certification courses held after April of every calendar year, we are offering U12s to get certified now, get some U08-U10 games under their belt during the spring season and gain some experience for the fall season when they will be able to referee older games.