All Referees must be certified and currently registered by USSF at Grade 8 or higher to work HSC games. For all referee registration matters including lapses in registration, please visit California North Referee Association.
Become a Heritage Referee
If you are new to club soccer as a referee, you will need to either take and pass the USSF Entry Level Class (ELC) or cross-certify as an intermediate (or equivalent) level referee from AYSO (AYSO referees, see below). Through either method you will earn your Grade 8 designation which allows you to referee a wide range of ages and abilities in club soccer.
Once we have met the minimum amount of students interested in certifying as a referee, we will schedule a class for Heritage Soccer Club. Nor Cal has changed the process this year and the course will be completed over a single weekend.
You may look for and sign up for any class in the area by going to http://www.cnra.gameofficials.net/.
If you do not have an account, you will need to create one:
Select I have NEVER BEEN registered
Complete new Account Form. All information in RED is required.
For the District select WEST REGION.
Make sure you remember your ID and password
If you have an account
Login on CNRA.gameofficials.net
Select SIGN UP FOR COURSE
Select Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Course
Scroll down to see available courses.
Please contact your club referee administrator if you have any questions.
Heritage encourages and supports youth referees. You must be 14 years old to referee for Heritage. If youth are younger than 14 please contact the HSC Ref Administrator. All Youth Refs will be paid for their work. Mentoring will be provided for all youth refs from the club.
If you are a youth up to 16 years of age and referee primarily for Heritage Soccer Club, we will refund up to $30 of your ELC fee once you have worked 10 Heritage games in the calendar year.
If you are an AYSO Referee with a certification level of Intermediate or higher, it is possible to obtain cross certification to a USSF level 8 Referee. Beginning (Regional) level referees cannot cross certify with USSF. It may take months to complete this process, START NOW!
For AYSO Referees who want to become certified as USSF Referees. See form for complete instructions and requirements.
Mentoring and Evaluation Program
This is a new program for Heritage SC started in 2011 and the idea is to offer extra support to our new youth and existing Referees looking to move up. We will set you up with a mentor who will work with you and offer additional training, evaluations and feedback needed to become a successful referee for Heritage SC.
All rating increases require that an evaluation be done at both CR and AR prior to any changes.
Contacts are as listed:
Youth Referee Mentor Coordinator
email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance Referee Mentor Coordinator
Email is: email@example.com
Signing Up to Work Heritage Games
Referee assignments for Heritage home league games are done on the web at RefScheduler. To sign-up to work HSC games, you need to follow the following steps:
1) Go to http://refscheduler.net/
2) Choose "USSF" and click "Continue"
3) Click "Continue" for "CA-N"
4) Select District '4' from the menu and click "Continue"
5) Select "HSC" for your club and click "Login"
6) Select "New Referee Sign-Up" and follow directions
Once you have completed this process you will be contacted by HSC to complete your registration. You will not be activated unless your USSF registration is current.
Game scheduling is done on the same site. Schedules will be released (with an accompanying announcement) in one month blocks, 2-4 weeks prior to the games. The HSC Ref Administrator reserves the right to move and assign referees as he deems appropriate.
Schedule will be posted in 1 month blocks, 2-4 weeks prior to games throughout the season. Please sign up for at least 1 AR assignment for every Referee assignment. Initially only sign up for a maximum of 3 games per day, any open assignment remaining 1 week before the games are free-for-all provided your ability and rating is appropriate.
Please don’t hog the CR spots.
HSC Referee Administrator reserves the right to re-assign or sign out referees at his discretion.
Sign up for games knowing that you will cover that spot. Try to absolutely limit removing yourself from games. Please remove your name 1 week prior to the game date if you cannot fill that spot. Removing your name from a match puts us in a bind at late notice. We know things come up last minute, but please consider finding a replacement first. Refscheduler has a 6 day lock period. This means you must contact us should you need to be removed within 6 days of the game date.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to game start. Come dressed to referee as a team: appropriate matching socks- pulled up, appropriate shoes (black, not tennis shoes), valid badge, all black shorts no stripes and black under shirt will show that you’re ready to go as a team. Wear yellow unless there is a color conflict. Referee may want to wear red, blue, green or black. Be prepared to show proof that you are currently registered. Carry your registration card with you. Complete your player checks on the sidelines prior to the teams taking the fields. Do your best to start on time. If one of the teams doesn't have 7 players by 15 minutes after scheduled start, don't start the game, they forfeit.
Please visit our referee page on our website for rules for different leagues prior to heading to the field.
Remember you can't sign up to referee any games when a family member is playing. Please make sure that both coaches agree if a team referee is used prior to the game.
If a referee doesn't show up & you are the CR or you step in to AR, please e-mail HSC Ref Administrator & identify who was there & what action was taken to fill the slot. If the CR doesn't show, the first AR on the schedule should do the game.
Heritage Pay Scales
All rating increases require that an evaluation be done at both CR and AR prior to any changes. Please contact HSC Ref Administrator.
Checks or direct deposits will go out by the 15th of each month for the prior month. We strongly encourage everyone to get started with direct deposit, please read and follow the instructions here.
Send Off Procedures - NorCal League
Should you send off a player or coach, here are step-by-step instructions for your post-game procedures:
1) Please do not collect the Coach's or the Player's Pass that was Sent-Off,
But return the passes to them after the completion of your report.
2) Write down the details of the incident on you match reports (player's name, pass number, team and description of incident). This will be your notes that you will use to enter in the online system.
Within 24 hours
3) The Center Referee that issued a Send/Off (Coach or Player) must fill out fill out the on-line Send Off and Incidence reports at the link below.
It only takes a few minutes and you will receive a PDF copy of it immediately and so does all the PAD members.
5) Please include this email firstname.lastname@example.org in you send off report.