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Referee Information

Carbondale Soccer Referee Program:
1-All referee assignments shall be prioritized for any one under the age of 22, or in college who has referee certification. If all attempts at securing qualified referee’s are not successful, any person with referee knowledge will be allowed to referee provided they are of legal age.

2-All referee assignments from the Chief Referee or designee will go out on Sunday nights and all responses who agree to referee must be made back to the Chief Referee or designee by Tuesday at 7pm. All referee's must fill out the online signup form via link below which is item #8. Payment will be made by check, referee will be a contractor, not employee and is responsible for their own taxes. All checks mailed from CSI are void after 60 days.  

3-Assistant Referee Administrators are being used to monitor the fields and provide assistance to youth referee’s during quarter changes and half-time. This will allow youth referee’s to receive more real-time instruction.

4-If referee responses exceed the number needed for grades 1-8 games, referee’s will be assigned to assist with Prek/K program.

5-Work Permit Requirements. While this may seem unreasonable, it is State Law for referee's wishing to receive payment. Instructions and applications are found within this packet. After filing out your application and having your school principal sign it, you must call and make an appointment at the Regional Superintendent of Schools Annex Office to schedule a time to receive your work permit. You must have all documentation available before a permit will be issued. This is found in the link below.

6-Referee Packet Copy and Paste:

7-To referee, please email us at:
carbondalesoccerinc (at)

8-To read the applicable state law, please see the state laws below.

820 ILCS 205/9)
(from Ch. 48, par. 31.9)
    Sec. 9. Except in occupations specifically exempted by Section 2 and agriculture, no minor under 16 years of age shall be employed, permitted or allowed to work in any gainful occupation unless the person, firm or corporation employing such minor procures and keeps on file an employment certificate.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

(820 ILCS 205/2.5)
Sec. 2.5. Officiating youth activities. Nothing in this Act prohibits a minor who is 12 or 13 years of age from officiating youth sports activities for a not-for-profit youth club, park district, or municipal parks and recreation department if each of the following restrictions is met:
(1) The parent or guardian of the minor who is

officiating or an adult designated by the parent or guardian shall be responsible for being present at the youth sports activity while the minor is officiating. Failure of the parent or guardian or designated adult to be present may result in the revocation of the employment certificate.

(2) The employer must obtain certification as

provided for in Section 9 of this Act.

(3) The minor may work as a sports official for a

maximum of 3 hours per day on school days and a maximum of 4 hours per day on non-school days, may not exceed 10 hours of officiating in any week, and may not work later than 9 p.m.

(4) The participants in the youth sports activity

must be at least 3 years younger than the officiating minor, or an adult must be officiating the same youth sports activity. For the purposes of this subdivision (4), "adult" means an individual 16 years of age or older.

(Source: P.A. 92-592, eff. 6-27-02; 93-720, eff. 7-13-04.)

Carbondale Soccer Inc.

Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone : 224-600-5550
Email : [email protected]
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