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Interested in becoming a Referee for the Sterling Soccer Club?

Click here for instructions on becoming a new Certified Referee.

Already a Referee for Sterling Soccer Club?  

If you are already a referee for us, below are resources pertinent to referees. The items range from rules of the game to training resources, to how you get paid.

Game Rules

Refereeing Documents 

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Spring 2023

Other Referee Documents


Referee Training

Game Assignment

  • Currently, Sterling Soccer uses an online self-assignment system called SINC Sports (link to login is below). Upon request, a new referee is granted an ID and password, giving them access into the system. Referees are then free to click on the games they wish to work. Certain limits are placed upon self-assignments to make sure that referees select only those games for which they are approved. (To request your ID and password, contact SYSA's Referee Assignor & Coordinator at

  • Game Self Assignment System (SINC Sports)

  • Register as a Sterling Soccer Referee in SINC Sports


Reporting Scores

For U6 thru U10, we don’t request the referee keep score, so the primary reason for reporting the score is to confirm the referees worked the game.  The Center Referee or designated RefIT
should report the score as 0 to 0 UNLESS the scoring was totally lopsided. Then record 1 for the team that scored the most and 0 for the team that scored the least.
For U11 and above, we request the Center Referee record the actual game score AND report any yellow or red cards or parent/coach issues in the Report area of the game reporting screen.
In all cases, if an Assistant Referee was scheduled but did not show up, please note that as well in the Report area.
Please view the video below for the process of reporting the score in SINC Sports.

How the Center Referee should report games scores in SINC Sports

Uniform Requirements

Note: caps may be worn but must be solid black with no emblems

U6-U8 Rec Game Referees:

  • Gold referee shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Official referee socks (black with 3 white stripes)
  • Referee whistle (suggest having a spare in case one breaks or is lost)
  • A watch or stopwatch to keep time

U9-U19 Rec Game Referees and all Travel Game Referees:

  • Above items
  • Pair of referee flags
  • Set of red/yellow cards
  • Score keeping sheets



Sterling Soccer has adopted the following Code of Conduct, expected of all spectators at our sponsored recreational events. This ensures we create the best possible environment for our children and to foster sportsmanship by positive example.

For any additional questions, please contact our referee resources below.

Club Administrator, Tara Koehler:

Referee FAQs

FAQs for new and current referees

Referee Pay

Referees receive pay checks twice per season: once during the mid-season referee meeting, and again within 2 weeks following the final games of the season. You will need to submit a W9 form. One can be obtained here.

Spring 2023 Sterling Soccer Club PayScale







U11 (SFL)



U12 (SFL)



U13/U14 (SFL)



U15/U16 (SFL)



U17-U19 (SFL)




Please contact Dave Taylor, Referee Mentor/Assignor, at