Becoming a referee can be a fun and enjoyable way to be involved in the beautiful game of soccer. Being a referee is a great way to suport the players in our community while making some extra money.
Certified referees work with competitive teams to ensure that the games are fair, safe, and fun. Certification is offered throughout the year and requires an online portion and one in person training session. Certifications are good for one year. Recertification only requires a shorter online training.
Certified referees make more money depending on if they are the center referee or the assistant referee and the age of the players in the game.
Please visit the Idaho Soccer Referee website for more information on how to become a certified referee.
Maybe you are interested in refereeing, but aren't ready to become a certified referee. Our rec league is a great way to get a feel for refereeing, make some money, and make it possible for younger players to be on the pitch.
Our rec referees must be 13 years old, attend a pre-season training, and pass a short assessment about the rules of the game. Past playing experience is helpful, but not required. Rec referees make $10.00 per game and are paid out at the end of the season.
If you are interested in becoming a rec referee please call our office at 208-233-8883 or send us an email.
You will be provided with a ref shirt and a whistle. Wear your PVSC ref shirt, bring a watch to keep time and a whistle. You will get paid $10 per game at the end of the season.
Please be 15 minutes early to your scheduled game time. Check the teams in 10 minutes before the game starts.
NEW RULES STARTING 2017-
No intentional heading.
Kick offs can now be played backwards
Player #s & Game Length:
U4-U5 3v3 (2) 15 min halves, practice first followed by game, size 3 ball
U6 4v4 (2) 15 min halves, practice first followed by game, size 3 ball
U6-U7 4v4 (2) 20 min halves
U8 4v4 (2) 20 min halves
U9 7v7 (2) 25 min halves, build out rule applies
U10 7v7 (2) 25 min halves, build out rule applies
U11/12 9v9 (2) 25 min halves
The goal of YDP soccer is to be instructional and fun for all involved, this includes the players, parents, spectators and referees. The goal of this program is to teach soccer. Coaches should emphasize skill development rather than game result. We are asking that parents sit on the opposite side of the field from the players. This ensures the players are properly coached and easily identified by the referee.
Please make every effort possible to start and stop games on time. If all players are not ready to play at start time, please start with players available and ask other team to play with fewer players or borrow players from the other team. If the game starts late, please shorten the halves to ensure the game will finish on time.
Games that are cancelled due to weather will be done at game time. Everyone knows that Idaho weather is unpredictable, thus, making it very hard to cancel games in advance. Please show up to all games and the determination to cancel will be made by the YDP Directors, Field Marshall and Referee at the field. Safety is always the biggest concern.