Resource Center - Referees
Referees play an important role in our community. Our officials ensure that all matches are fair, safe, and fun by overseeing that the rules of the game are followed by all.
Every fall & spring, Lakeshore United FC offers a free in-house referee training course. Youth and adult ages 13+ are eligible to become an official. Upon completion of this 3 hour course, referees are eligible to officiate Lakeshore United FCs Community League games.
All referees complete an availability form at the beginning of each season which will be used for game assignments. Referees can officiate every week or only a few games a seaon depending on interest and availability. If you have a friend or relative interested in officiating, please extend the invitation to contact us for an availability schedule.
We will schedule all referees with the best interest of the organization in mind. Experience, certification or current training, and reliability are factors used when determining the schedule. Requests to officiate with a friend will be considered but not guaranteed. There will be one referee per game for Grades 1-4 and two referees per game for Grades 5-8.
For current rates, please see the LUFC Officials Paysheet. LUFC referees must fill out and return one sheet each fall and spring for games they officiate.
Become U.S. Soccer Certified
By completing Lakeshore United FC's in-house referee training course, newly trained referees will have the opportunity to officiate our Community Soccer League games. For officials that would like to continue their education and journey as a soccer referee can explore certification through U.S Soccer. U.S Soccer Certified referees earn more money per Community League soccer game and are also eligible to officiate Academy and Select soccer games.