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Referee Information

PT Soccer is currently looking for more youth referees


A great way for the kids to earn a little spending money or fund additional soccer training.  Also teaches valuable lessons in leadership and teamwork.  Flexibility allows you to schedule around your family's busy schedule.

Children interested in refereeing In-House Rec games must be 10 years old by January 1st.  Requires the PA West "In-House" training class (approx 3 hours), which is provided in Peters Township each winter. If you are a new in-house referee, check out our instructions.

Those who want to referee travel games must be 14 years old by January 1st.  Require a "Grade 8" certification by attending a PA West Referee training class (approx 8 hours). You can find out details about travel referee certification and re-certification here.

Please contact the Referee Assignor Josh Peterson for information on how your child can be trained and certified to referee games.

Any referees aged 14 and older must submit the proper clearances to PA West. See this page for full details.  

PA West Referee Training class schedule is here:

Resources for existing referees

Laws of the Game
In House Rules / Modifications
Summary of direct and indirect free kicks
Travel Game Procedures (Grade 8 Certifed Referees)

Weekly referee schedule will be emailed by the referee coordinator on Tuesday of each week.

Procedures for coaches to schedule, reschedule, or cancel games:

  1. The two coaches agree to the cancellation/rescheduling.
  2. Call your PTSA age group commissioner.
  3. Contact the Referee Coordinator - Josh Peterson.
  4. You must give a minimum of 24 hours notice for a cancellation, excluding those caused by weather. The referees adhere to the message on the field status link for field closings. Because of set schedules for in-house play, there are no "rain delays" to the start of your game if the fields are open.
  5. You must give a minimum of 5 days notice for a make-up.

Exception (in-house only): If there are referees who are there for the game prior to your rescheduled game AND they agree to stay, you must contact the Referee Assignor or the Assistant Referee Assignor after the game with their names to make sure they get credit.

  1. You may not contact any referee directly for game assignments, except as noted in the exception. For make-ups, you may request referees whom you know are available. This may include your sons and daughters, or siblings of your team members, who are referees.

  2. U8's use a two-person crew; U10's and above use a three-person crew.  If there is not a full complement of uniformed referees for your game, you may recruit any referee who may be present to fill that slot (in-house only). (Many referees have siblings playing in your division and may be at the game in civilian clothes.) Exception for U10 and above: the referee who fills in must be 2 years older than the age group you are coaching; else they can only perform the duties of a club lines person. You must contact the Referee Assignor or the Assistant Referee Assignor with the name(s) of the referees who filled in so they can get credit.

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Peters Township Soccer Association

138 Meredith Dr 
Venetia, Pennsylvania 15367

Email Us: [email protected]
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