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Easton Redding United (ERU) Soccer Club

Easton Redding United (ERU) Soccer Club

ERU Referee Development Program

Easton Redding United Soccer Club is always interested in encouraging adults and young adults to become soccer referees. Refereeing deepens a person's knowledge and understanding of soccer, as well as provides a way contribute to the game. Refereeing is a great way for those who love soccer to stay involved with the game and get paid for it.

Refereeing presents an excellent opportunity for young teens to learn self-confidence, responsibility and leadership… well as earn some pretty decent money!

Information on the Connecticut State Referee Program, including qualifying to become a referee, recertification, training, and completing an initial certification can be found at


The "Grassroots Training" will instruct/prepare individuals wishing to Referee youth games and is required training for those wishing to advance to officiate higher level competitions and upgrade to higher Referee grades.

Clinic Requirements:

  • To enroll in the New Referee - Grassroots Training you must be 13 years at the time of registration
  • Pay all Clinic fees 
  • Complete and pass all training modules and final exam (on-line)
  • Register for and attend the "in-class/field session" 

Topics include instruction on the Diagonal System of Control (using three officials), fouls and misconduct, offside, Referee and Assistant Referee duties and responsibilities. Upon successful completion and registration with USSF and CSRP the individual may officiate various levels of youth games as a Referee or Assistant Referee.

You may be a:

  • Referee for small-sided games (U6 - U8)
  • Referee for recreational youth games
  • Referee for youth games
  • Assistant Referee for youth games

Additional Links and Helpful Resources:





Steps for newly certified referees:

¨     Email our referee assignor, Tammy Winstanley @ [email protected]

For all new and currently registered referees:

The referee assignor will send out weekly/bi-weekly emails asking for your availability. Response to the e-mail in a timely fashion helps assure that assignments can be completed and sent out, which will allow the referee to pick up other assignments in other towns. 

Assignments are based on the following criteria:

¨     Age appropriate for the assignment: Two years older for Center Referee and one year older for AR.

¨     Conflicts of interest: Referee cannot have a sibling playing on either team or be a board member. 

¨     Experience: The assignor will assign games based on the referee’s experience and willingness to work specific assignments. When possible, the assignor will attempt to put newly certified or inexperienced referees with more experienced referees in the beginning. 

¨     Center referees are chosen based on ability, experience and a willingness to perform the required duties. The assignor will ask in the beginning of the season whether you are willing to be a center referee and assign based on feedback. 

¨     Ref uniform guidelines: Uniform information can be found on the following link:


Current Easton Redding Referee Fee Structure

Travel and RecPlus (including CT Cup*) Games

Age                      Center Ref       Assistant Ref (each)

U9-U12                 $55             $35
U13-U15               $60             $40

*Note: If a Fourth Official is required in CT Cup and State Cup games, they are paid $5 less than the A.R. fee.
Referees are 

paid in cash prior to the start of the game - no later than half-time.  If a team is scheduled as the home team but is forced to play away because of field availability, the home team is still responsible for paying the referees.


Easton Redding United Soccer Club
PO Box 1036 
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875

Email: [email protected]

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