Referees- training ages 14-17 2022 (date tbd)

Is your soccer player looking to work with HSC and gain experiece refereeing for Travel or Intramural games?  

Haverford Soccer Club Referee Information

 HSC uses two types of referees. 

Certified referees are used for travel games and preferred for our High School  and Middle School levels.  

In- House club referees are trained for our unique small-sided game rules and are used primary for younger recreation league games u7 through u14. 

Below is the information you will need for both types of referee programs.


I.   Process for Certified “Travel” referees typically age 17 or above:


$100 class, $10 PA Police, $10 PA Child Welfare, $35 FBI=.  $155.


1)    Create an EPSARC account in Officials Management System (OMS)

2)    Register for the Online Lessons clinic, Grassroots Referee

3)    Return to your OMS home page and click on the Online Lessons link

a.    Continue through the lessons in order.

b.    When finished you will be redirected to US Soccer’s SafeSport Training

c.     EVERY referee 18 and older is required to complete the SafeSport

d.    After all 5 lessons are completed, return to your Home page to select field session

e.    If you don’t see one you can yet attend, continue to check back often.

4)    Background Clearances – EVERYONE 14 yrs and older must complete

·                Pennsylvania Background Clearances 

    • Upload clearance your OMS EPSARC account  
    • Be sure the documents are saved on your computer as a pdf or jpeg file format
    • Log into your account at
    • Click on Administration > Provide SafeSport/Background documentation
    • Upload each document individually
    • EVERYONE must complete the 2 PA State clearances; In addition, Minors must complete the Affidavit of Compliance while 18 and older must complete the FBI fingerprint clearance.
    • All 3 clearance documents must be uploaded before you will be approved.

5)    Attend the Field Session

  • Arrive properly equipped as a Referee
  • It is highly recommended that you purchase a referee kit:
  • Whistle, referee wallet, yellow card, red card, flags
  • Official Sports Referee Starter Kit


HSC typically sponsors a local field session and will try to offer one in September. Please contact after you complete the class, and our Recreational and Travel assignors will help you find the right place to start!