2016 Referee Pay Rates

Referee Rates Aligned to NEW 2016 US Soccer Playing Format

Updated 4/5/2016

The following referee pay rates are used for all Santa Clara Youth Soccer and Santa Clara Sporting Competitive league and scrimmage games. This only applies to games where the home team pays the referee cash after the game (NorCal Premier games, scrimmages, etc).

The referee pay rate is tied to the game length. Center Referee rates are staying the same, and AR rates now match the length of the halves, i.e., 40 min halves equal $40 rate.

Spring Game Length Options - Teams can mutually agree to play a longer game duration (play-up a maximum of 1 age group), but must pay the referees the increased pay rate. For example, a U11 (9 v 9) game can be played at U12 (11 v 11) game format as long as the officials are paid the U12 referee pay rate. Please remind coaches/managers before the game.

2016 US Soccer Standards - Spring League Games

Birth Year Age Game Length No. of Players CR Pay Rate AR Pay Rate
Born in 2008 U8 2 x 25 min. 7 v 7 $30 $25
Born in 2007 U9 2 x 25 min. 7 v 7 $30 $25
Born in 2006 U10 2 x 30 min. 9 v 9 $30 $30
Born in 2005 U11 2 x 30 min. 9 v 9 $35 $30
Born in 2004 U12 2 x 35 min. 11 v 11 $40 $35
Born in 2003 U13 2 x 35 min. 11 v 11 $40 $35
School Age Age Game Length No. of Players CR Pay Rate AR Pay Rate
2003/2002 U14 2 x 35 min. 11 v 11 $40 $35
2002/2001 U14 2 x 35 min. 11 v 11 $40 $35
2001/2000 U15 2 x 40 min. 11 v 11 $45 $40
2000/1999 U16 2 x 40 min. 11 v 11 $45 $40
1999/1998 U17 2 x 45 min. 11 v 11 $50 $45
1998/1997 U18 2 x 45 min. 11 v 11 $50 $45
1997/1996 U19 2 x 45 min. 11 v 11 $50 $45

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