How To Join JUSA as a Referee

JUSA (Junior United Soccer Association) is a USSF-affiliated soccer organization which operates in the Placentia, Yorba Linda, and east Anaheim areas.  We offer Recreational, Signature, and Competitive (Club) programs to over 4,000 players.

Referees affiliated with JUSA officiate Recreational and Signature games at our home fields from U7 through U19 during both our fall and spring seasons.  With over 2,000 total games per year, we are always looking for more referees.

If you are already a USSF-certified referee, please contact:

Richard Mabry
Director of Referees
referees@jusa.org

Include any information about past refereeing experience, age levels you’ve refereed, other associations you’ve joined, and any references, especially other referees within JUSA. Depending on your experience level, you may be able to start signing up for games once added to our scheduling system or you may be referred for training with one of our Mentor referees.

If you are not yet certified, click here for How to Become a Referee

Some benefits to refereeing with JUSA:
  • No annual membership dues
    Most referee associations charge an annual fee of up to $100 to join and be assigned games or have a per-game assigning fee.  JUSA charges no annual dues or assigning fees.
  • Local fields
    Other referee associations may assign you games at fields a long distance away.  All our fields are in our 3-city area.
  • Online self-assigning
    You decide when and where you want to referee based on your own availability and experience level with our own, advanced, online referee scheduling system.
  • New Referee Training & Mentoring
    Each August, we offer new referees the opportunity to obtain in-game experience during our pre-season Recreational “Friendship Games” in a no-pressure, non-tournament atmosphere. Experienced referees teach basic Assistant Referee mechanics and small groups of 2-4 new referees rotate as assistant referees over a series of 3-4 games.  Some new referees are chosen to shadow an experienced referee in the center of the field and get experience with the whistle and learn positioning and foul recognition.
  • Monthly training meetings led by a USSF-certified Instructor
    5-hours of in-service training are required by CalSouth each year in order to recertify.  Training meetings are held each month, locally, usually at the Yorba Linda Public Library and are listed on the Meetings tab, above.