Training League: Run by Ascension Athletic Association and consists of only Ascension teams
Trophy League: Run by the CYC and includes teams from many other parishes.
Who can be a referee?
Uniforms and Equipment
Referees provide their own uniform, stopwatch, whistle, and caution cards. All of these items are available at local sporting goods stores. We wear an all-black uniform - black shoes, socks, shorts and jersey (with white pin stripes).
When does the league start and how will I be scheduled?
Returning referees will be invited to participate in Ascension's annual pre-season tournament.
New and Training League referees will start with league play beginning in August on Saturdays and Sundays. These games will be at CVAC.
How the schedule works:
Referees in good standing from last season will be allowed to self-schedule their games using our current on-line system, Ref Center. Some games may be manually scheduled as games come available. We will provide scheduling infomation for new training league officials via email.
How much do referees make?
What training is required?
New 7th & 8th graders looking to learn to officiate are placed in our Training League. In addition to the District Requirements, they must attend an additional session for Training League expectations.
See requirements below.
Whether you are a returning official or looking to join our officiating team at Ascension for the upcoming soccer season, please send an email to Tom Shaner at email@example.com with current updated contact information.
2021 Requirements for Minor Officials (grades 7th-12th)
Enroll in CYC Sports Officials Association (SOA)
ALL officials and scorekeepers must enroll in the CYC-SOA first. You will be assigned a unique SOA# that will take a minimum of 24 hours to generate. Your SOA# appears under Additional Information, under your parent's account in TeamSideline.
Attend A Clinic
Officials in 7th-12th grade will need to attend a clinic every year prior to starting the season. Clinic Schedules
(Scorekeepers/Tableworkers are not required at this time to attend a clinic)
Pass the Online Test
You must pass the online test with an 80% or above. The test is open book and the rulebooks can be found on the CYC Rulebooks page.
Complete and Submit Code of Ethical Conduct
Complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors and submit to your parish safety coordinator.
Complete and Submit W-9
Submit a W-9 to Ascension Athletic Association
Requirements for Adult Officials (high school graduate or age 18+)
ALL officials and scorekeepers must enroll in the CYC-SOA first. You will be assigned a unique SOA# that will take a minimum of 24 hours to generate. Your SOA# appears under Additional Information, under Paraent Member account in TeamSideline.
All adult officials (including MSHSAA certified) need to have attended at least 2 years of clinics unless you have not officiated a game in the past 2 years. Clinic Schedules
Complete Safe Environment (Prevent & Protect)
Complete the Safe Environment requirements set forth by the Office of Child and Youth Protection. To create your account and for more details go to: www.preventandprotectstl.org
Complete and Submit W9