Hosting the highest level of soccer in the county, Marin FC is committed to growing and developing local referees. Our Referees earn anywhere from $20 to $100 per game depending on the age and the level of the teams. Games are played throughout the year with the club's busiest months being October-November.
Two arenas exist at Marin FC for referees. First, the club requires our players to become licensed referees and contribute to the greater soccer community through our Referee and Volunteer Program (RVP). For more information about the RVP and becoming licensed, please visit our RVP page. Secondly, there are numerous opportunities at many levels to referee at Marin FC. The information below will help guide those referees interested in officiating at our games.
Rough Season Schedule
Marin FC has need of referees throughout the entire year and at all age and skill levels. After tryouts take place in May, periods of activity are as follows:
Summer (June-August) : Many teams are away at tournaments but preseason scrimmages and friendlies with other clubs are not uncommon. Our USL 2, USL W and USL Academy teams are heavily active in June.
Fall (Sept.-Nov.) : This is the club's season of maximum activity and demand. Commonly the club will see between 30 and 60 home games on any given weekend.
Winter (Dec.-Feb.) : With the High School soccer season in full swing, most of our older teams take a break, but our younger teams remain relatively active.
Spring (March-May) : Activity at the club and the need for referees ramps back up with Spring leagues such as Norcal and ECNL.
Classes & License Renewal
There are numerous classes available for you if you wish to become a licensed referee.
While there are classes across the area, Marin FC hosts four classes restricted to current and former Marin FC players which are free of the normal cost. Classes start online with roughly a few hours of course work to be completed over a two week period. The online course is concluded with a mandatory field session. If you wish to enroll use the following links to the class of your choice to contact our Director of Referees and receive enrollment instructions:
FIRST - Online Course #1 begins on Monday, 7/10. Field Session on Saturday, 7/15 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Hall Middle School)
SECOND Online Course #2 begins on Monday, 7/17. Field Session on Saturday, 7/22 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Hall Middle School)
THIRD Online Course #3 begins on Monday, 7/24. Field Session on Saturday, 7/29 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Hall Middle School)
FOURTH Online Course #4 begins on Monday, 7/31. Field Session on Saturday, 8/5 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Hall Middle School)
You may also renew your current or lapsed license without taking a full class. For further assistance, please contact or Director of Referees, Kenny Lopez.