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New Referee - Grass Roots Training registration for Spring 2022 is OPEN!!!

You must be at least 13 at time of registration. There are 3 parts to complete, an online course at your own pace, a live virtual class, and an in person field session.

All aspects of certification are maintained by CSRP, not NSC.

Please visit https://www.ctreferee.net/ for detailed information on certification.

Are you interested in becoming a regular season referee with Newtown Soccer Club? If you are already certified in the state of CT, CLICK HERE and fill out the contact form. You will then be contacted for further information and assignment details. If you are not yet certified, check out www.ctreferee.net for certification information. Once you are certified, fill out the contact form.

NSC is looking for New Adult Referees

Scholarship opportunities are available, download the form here.
Applications received will be reviewed by the NSC Board on a first come - first serve basis.

All Referees must complete the updated contact form for Spring 2021. CLICK HERE to fill out the contact form
Referee Assignor:
Name Number E-Mail
Michael Gajdosik (203) 868-5854


Referee Information Packet:

Click here to download the Fall 2021 Packet. - We are all excited to get back out on the field. As new information is finalized and known, it will be shared. Once that occurs, it will be up to you to decide if you want to make yourself available as a referee.


Scheduling Games:

Submit your availability by midnight Sunday for the upcoming weekend. Games assigned must be accepted within 24 hours of assignment notification. If a game is declined, please email the assignor with a reason, immediately. Failure to do so will result in not being assigned future games.

"On-Call", "Referee Needed" and games scheduled Tues-Thursday will be sent out via the Slack App.

Click on the date range below to go to the Availability Form for that weekend:

April 1-4

April 8-11

April 15-18 (Easter - No Travel Games Scheduled)

April 22-25

April 29 - May 2

May 6-9

May 13-16

May 20-23

May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend - No Travel Games Scheduled) Tournament Games are not included in this form

NSC Memorial Day Tournament - Referee Registration open until 5/1 (https://forms.gle/7AHaasMwW7UYanna7) Tournament canceled

June 3-6

June 10-13

June 17-20 (If Needed)

June 24-27 (If Needed)


Weather Cancelations:


  • If fields are closed, there will be an email and text sent out by Newtown Parks & Rec, and a notice posted on the Newtown Parks & Rec page. You need to sign up for these cancellation notices. The Newtown Soccer Club website does not automatically update for field closures. If Parks & Rec closes the fields prior to your arrival time, you will not be paid.
  • If you are at the field and the game is called after the scheduled start time, then you will be paid in full.

Referee Fees:
Referees will be paid bi-weekly through ArbiterPay. All referees must submit a W9 to the Referee Assignor prior to being scheduled for any games.


Pay Period End Dates:

4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/28 (or after last game, which ever is first)

NSC - Referee Pay Rates
(rev. 9/23/2021)
Rec / Rec-Plus Travel CT Cup
 u10 Referee 40  u9 - 10 Referee 50  u11 - 12 Referee 65
 u10 A/R 20  u9 - 10 A/R 25  u11 - 12 A/R 45
 u14 Referee 50  u11 - 12 Referee 55  u13 Referee 70
 u14 A/R 30  u11 - 12 A/R 35  u13 A/R 50
 5/6 Referee 45  u13 Referee 65  u15 Referee 75
 5/6 A/R 25  u15 Referee 70  u15 A/R 50
 7/8 Referee 50  u13 - 15 A/R 45  u16 Referee 80
 7/8 A/R 30  u16 Referee 75  u16 A/R 55
 HS Referee 65  u19 Referee 80  u19 Referee 85
 HS A/R 40  u16 - 19 A/R 50  u19 A/R 55



New for Fall 2021!!!

Total Games Worked End of Season Bonus Payment $
10+ 100
15+ 150
20+ 200
25+ 250
30+ 300
35+ 350
40+ 400
Based on total regular season games worked for NSC. Paid with final season payment. Only the highest qualifying bracket will be paid.


General Information - Travel and Recreation:

  • Arrive at the field dressed in the official referee jersey, official black shorts, and official black referee socks. You must have your current referee patch and have atleast the identified alternate referee jersey.
  • Come prepared with a stopwatch, flags and a whistle.
  • Before each game, check that the goals and nets are secure.
  • Introduce yourself to both coaches.
  • Spectators are to be on one side of the field; players and a maximum of 2 coaches and a trainer on the opposite side.
  • Spectators are not allowed behind the goal lines.
  • Remember that you earned your referee certification and you are in charge of the game.
  • You are expected to move with the ball throughout the game.
  • BLOW YOUR WHISTLE LOUD AND CLEAR. You made the call. Make sure everyone knows. Guide the players to understand the call.
  • You are expected to conduct yourself in a calm, professional and courteous manner.
  • The coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves, their players and their parents. If a coach or parent issue persists, you are to first stop the game and address the issue directly with the appropriate coach(es). The coaches are responsible for the behavior of the spectators. If necessary issue discipline up to ending the game. ANY such issues should be reported to the Referee Assignor immediately after the game.
  • If a parent confronts or verbally abuses you, walk away and speak to the appropriate coach about the parent's behavior. ANY such issues should be reported to the Referee Assignor immediately after the game.
  • Rough or over aggressive play should be called - we do not want any players to get hurt!
  • Mentors and assessors will attend games throughout the year to monitor and assist referees.
  • Annual recertification is required and is done online.

Useful Resources:
Connecticut State Referee Program