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Sherwood Youth Soccer Club

To be a referee for the Sherwood Youth Soccer Club (SYSC), you need a current Grade 8 license. You must take a class to receive the license. Full information and schedule of classes are available at

Once you have received your Grade 8 Referee license, you will be able to sign up to referee recreational games for SYSC through Oregon Soccer Central.

For any additional questions, please email Laurie Holm, SYSC Referee Coordinator, at [email protected].

Code of Conduct for Referees and Assistant Referees

First and foremost, the referee's consideration MUST be given to the safety of the players. Always check that the field and goals are safe before starting the game. Do not allow any equipment to be used or player to play if there are safety concerns. Know the official USSF Laws of the Game and the Tualatin Hills Junior Soccer (THJSL) League Rules of Competition.

SYSC Referees must be committed to doing the following:

  • Abide by the rules and directives of SYSC, the Sherwood School District, THJSL, OYSA, USSF and FIFA.
  • Provide a safe environment for all players.
  • Enforce the rules fairly by following the USSF Laws of the Game, subject to THJSL Rules of Competition modifications. Take into account the skill level and age of the players. Be firm but courteous.
  • Maintain poise and self-control at all times. Do not become involved in arguments or altercations with anyone. Treat everyone with courtesy and demand the same from them.
  • Particularly with young players, educate them regarding the rules and the calls you make.
  • Dress in approved referee attire at all times when officiating. Make sure you have the current year's badge securely attached to your uniform.
  • Be in good physical condition and prepared for the match.
  • Attend all required training. Maintain your referee license.
  • Show up at least 20 minutes prior to your first game so there is time to check the field for safety and to check the player's equipment and gear.
  • Suspend play at any time if coaches, players, or spectators are getting out of control. Find a trustworthy adult if you need assistance before, during, or after a game.
  • Immediately send an email to the SYSC referee coordinator at [email protected] for any serious injuries that occur during your game.
  • Complete a game report in Oregon Soccer Central for yellow and red cards within 48 hours of the match's end.
  • Immediately send an email to the SYSC referee coordinator at [email protected] after a match where a red card is issued within 4 hours of the match's end. Email should contain a comprehensive narrative of the incident.
  • Work cooperatively with fellow officials, SYSC board members, volunteers, and schedulers.



Sherwood Youth Soccer Club

P.O. Box 1266 
Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Email: [email protected]

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