Referees are a critical part of an organized soccer experience. Every referee in our league – from experts to beginners – comes from the ranks of parents and players.


  • Free to attend (materials, class and field fees, and instructor are sponsored by EBU)
  • If you pass the test:  $55 registration fee paid to CNRA
  • Uniforms & Reimbursement
    EBUSC will reimburse up to $60 for the cost of a new referee kit, (including cards, socks, shorts, shirt, and flags, but not including shoes), if the referee officiates five games in their first season and is affiliated with an EBU team.
    Save your receipts and send an email to Please include the name and address for the individual receiving the check. We will confirm your coverage and arrange for reimbursement through the club.
  • Minimum age is 14
  • Class is free for Jack London club members but there is a $55 referee registration fee paid to CNRA if you pass the test. This fee pays for your license.
  • Members of clubs outside JLYSSL must pay a $10 fee to cover course materials
  • Uniform must be purchased at the conclusion of the class at a cost of about $60
  • JLYSSL clubs will reimburse uniform expense after you officiate five (5) games in your first season as referee

Team Requirements

Click to view the Jack London YSL referee requirements for each team. Every team should have at least one affiliated referee at the beginning of each season (Spring and Fall).

EBU recommends that each ref should work 10-15 games per season in order to gain in skill. Our rule of thumb is that the team refs should advance in experience at the same rate as your team.

Beginning Fall 2014, EBU has instituted the following additional rules for its teams:

  • Teams that do not have an affiliated ref will not be allowed to schedule home games
  • Teams that have unpaid referee credit fines from previous seasons will lose practice days during the week