Becoming a ref!

Interested in becoming a Referee?

Great pay and flexible hours, not to mention keeping fit and enjoying the fresh air! All interested parties should contact Bernie Maloney, our Director of Referee's at:

Interested in becoming a Referee Assignor?

Low key, volunteer hours within GSE. Your help is always needed and appreciated! Assignors will schedule all referees for games within their designated age groups, working 100% behind the scenes. All interested parties should contact Bernie Maloney, our Director of Referee's at:


Referee Clinics for New Referees Summer 2024

Learn to referee rec soccer games. Open to anyone 12 years to adult. Training sessions held every summer in the July-August time frame.

“The best-paid position in the whole league”

  • Session 1 July 8-11 2024
  • Session 2 July 22-25 2024

Sign Up (click the word "up) for one of the ref classes


Our two local recreational soccer programs, Girls Southeast Soccer (GSE) and Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association (SCSA) in our area are looking for referees

Benefits: Increasing your soccer IQ while making money.

Pay Scale:  At our youngest ages, referees are paid $14 per game and can work a couple of games a day working with their Referee Assignor.  Fees increase for games for older players up to $47 per game.

Age Requirement:  Must be 12 years old and all older ages are welcomed

Games:  The fall season starts in August with games on Saturday and Sundays at Anderson Park District fields.

Flexible Schedule: You pick the games you want to ref!

If you are interested in refereeing club games, that is a different program.  To find more information on referee classes certifying to work club games, please refer to


2 Sessions will be offered this summer. Each new referee must attend all 4 nights of either session.

Each session runs for 4 nights, Monday-Thursday, from 6-9 pm.

 Location: To Be Determined (7850 Five Mile Rd)

Cost: There is a nominal fee of $30. In exchange, referees will receive a new referee shirt, referee whistle, red/yellow cards, and certification patch (a $30 value).

Concussion Training Requirement: Referees are required to pass an on-line Concussion Training course and bring proof of completion to the first referee class.


  • Completed Concussion Certificate OR email them to
  • $30 clinic fee – cash or check payable to SCSA. Sorry, no Venmo.
  • Your Shirt Size – size guide
  • Pencil / pen & something hard to write on.
  • Gym shoes. (We will be on our feet some.)

 Please arrive 10-15 minutes early the first day.

We will be teaching from Soccer Laws Made Easy Rulebook & the SCSA Rulebook.

Questions regarding the Referee Clinics, contact