Interested in becoming a referee? | 2022/10/30

Are you interested in becoming a referee? This post is for you!!!

Columbus Soccer Club is committed to recruiting and supporting youth and adults in the Columbus area in becoming licensed referees in Nebraska. CSC will invest in you throughout the entire process! Your costs will be reimbursed and referee supplies will be provided.


  1. Complete the online training course. This course takes approximately 6 hours to complete, however, you do not need to do all the training in one sitting. (link in comments)
  2. Take part in a two-hour field session training, October 2nd from 330-530p.m. at Wilderness Park

Additional resources for your training are listed in the comments, we will support you in all the ways we can.

Click on Become a Referee.

Free Starter Referee Kit for Age 17 and Below. Kits can be picked up from Soccer Internationale in Omaha.  For older adults, Soccer Internationale sells a referee kit for $60 (includes a referee bag, shirt, shorts, socks, whistle, cards, etc.).

This is a link that shows you the referee pay for each age division.

This is a link to the Laws of the Game 2022/2023.

This is a link to the referee dress code.

Referee Pocket Guide Resource

If you have any questions during the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to CSC Referee Director or CSC President. Thank you!

John Arlt, CSC Referee Director

Scott Jarecke, CSC President