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NSSA Referee Information

This page contains important information about refereeing matches for NSSA. If at any time you have questions about procedure, please reach out to Tyler Dalsin at

We look forward to working with you!

Becoming Certified: New Referees
The process to become a new referee is broken up into steps. All certification steps will be done online for 2021.

  1. The certification and recertification tasks are completed at
  2. Create a new account. 
  3. Complete online work (does not need to be completed in one sitting) 

Becoming Certified: Returning Referees
All referees working games must annually “re-certify”. While clinics are available to attend, all re-certification work may be completed entirely online at

Working Games
All games are assigned out of Upon finishing your in-person clinic, you should set up an account and profile on this site. Payment (via direct deposit) is also initiated out of this system. 

Adult Background Checks
If you will be 18 years of age or older at any time during the season, you must have completed a background check.

If you have questions at any time, please reach out to:

Tyler Dalsin, NSSA Referee Assignor


New referees, after refereeing 10 NSSA club (competitive league) games, will be reimbursed for referee certification and starter kit ($150). 

New referees are also eligible for the following additional bonuse:

- 20 Game Officiated: $75 bonus
- 30 Games Officiated: $100 bonus

PLEASE NOTE: The officiated games must be NSSA Club Competitive League games. Time frame includes both spring/summer and fall seasons.


This year, MAT Assigning will hold online info meetings to answer your questions about becoming a referee: 



Q: What is the minimum age requirement for becoming a referee?
A: New National Rule state that new referees must be 13. (If you were certified last year and are not yet 13, you will be grandfathered in.)

Q: How will you ensure that my son or daughter is placed in situations appropriate to their age?
A: This is a big part of the assigning process. We want to place your son or daughter in situations they will succeed in. You have the ability to indicate preferences to be an Assistant Referee only, for example, and we largely factor in age and experience into the assigning process.

Q: What is the time requirement?
A: As an independent contractor, you have the ability to set your referee schedule around other life events, such as games or practices.

Q: How much can I make?
A: A lot! League matches pay anywhere from $25-$70 depending on the age of the players and tournaments on the weekends earn multiples of those figures. It’s possible to make $300+ in one weekend!

Q: Can/should adults referee?
A: Absolutely. It’s a great way to stay involved with the game and earn extra money by being on the soccer field.

Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Reach out to Tyler Dalsin at

Tyler Dalsin Questions

MAT Assigning, NSSA Referee Assignor