How to Become A High School Soccer Referee

To become eligible to referee high school soccer for schools affiliated to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), you must complete the following requirements checklist:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Check our operating area to make sure we cover the geography where you want to work
  • Be sure to to check the calendar for the registration deadline

Once you’ve reviewed these items, you can start on the checklist.

Recommended But Not Required

Previous soccer officiating experience is not strictly required, but is strongly recommended. If you have no experience, we will assign you to middle school games to get you started. We also recommend starting as a club soccer referee where you will get more training and to begin with games involving elementary school age kids.

While we do not have a physical fitness requirement, officiating high school soccer demands good fitness levels. Officials in high school soccer typically cover between 2 and 5 miles per game. That means you can expect to run 4-10 miles in a typical double-header assignment.

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