The Philipstown Soccer Club (PSC) will host a youth soccer referee course for adults and children age 14 or older, on an upcoming Saturday this spring.

The one-day course is for a Level 8 Certification that allows recipients to referee youth soccer travel games, earning anywhere from $25 to $80 per game, depending on the age level of the team. Fourteen-year-olds receive a Level 9 Certification. The PSC has arranged for the Hudson Valley Referee Association to commit on-field mentors for all new referees at games beginning this spring.

With the popularity and growth of soccer in the Hudson Valley, the numbers of games have outpaced the number of qualified referees, so there is a great need for new referees. The PSC plays upwards of 100 home games per year, and neighboring towns add to that number. A qualified referee is almost assured game assignments, based upon their availability on any given Sunday, spring and fall.

The PSC is currently asking interested people to email interest (name and age) to Craig Roffman at [email protected].

The cost of the program is $225 and includes certification, referee uniforms, cards and flags. In the case that not enough applicants reply, interested applicants will be directed to a nearby class in an adjoining town.

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