Coronado Youth Soccer League

Referee Program

CYSL provides local youth (over the age of 9) and adults an opportunity to participate as paid referees for both competitive and recreational games. Referee licensing clinics are offered each year in Coronado as well as other areas in San Diego.

For players who may have difficulty paying their soccer fees this season, this is a great way to earn money. Once a player/parent is certified, if they owe fees to the club, each time they ref, their earnings will go directly toward their fees.  If they do not owe money to the club,  they will receive the money they earn.

If you have questions or are interested in referee classes, you can contact CYSL Ref Coordinator at and visit the Cal South Referee Program Overview webpage.

New Referee Certification Process


New Certification Process


Cal South SRC has been working on a new process for both the USSF registration procedure and administration of courses. 


New Registration Process:


Effective immediately, the registration process for Entry & Re-certifying Grade9 referees will be as follows:

1.)    Referees will register online and pay their USSF registration fee ($40)

2.)    They will then complete their online modules and exam.


Leagues will have the option to do in house field training with their referees if they so wish. This can be done at their leisure with those newly certified grade 9 officials seeking to join their pool.


Effective immediately, the registration process for New Entry Grade 8 referees will be as follows:

1.)    Interested individuals will register online and pay their USSF registration fee. ($45)

2.)    They will next register and pay for a 4 hour field training they wish to attend. ($10)

3.)    The will then have to complete the USSF Grade 8 online modules and exam.


USSF is providing Cal South the online module test results on a weekly basis. We are able to verify if the whole module was viewed, any failed attempts and their passing score. Cal South will use this report that is generated on Wednesdays to verify if a registered member completed this pre-course assignment. Upon verification, each individual will be emailed to confirm they are allowed to attend the field portion of the course scheduled for that weekend. Absolutely no Walk-in’s will be allowed.


Field portions will be held at each location in two sessions, a morning session and afternoon session. This will allow a more flexible timeframe from which individuals can choose from. At the end of their field session, they will be given their badge. The field sessions will have bigger turn outs and Cal South will provide a team of instructors for each.


Effective immediately, the registration process for Re-certifying Grade 8 & 7 referees will be as follows:

3.)    Returning referees will register online and pay their USSF registration fee ($45/$50)

4.)    They will then complete their online modules and exam.


Verification of online test taken will be done once a week on Wednesdays. Both modules and payment will need to have been done by this time in order to be approved and have badge mailed out.

If either is missing by this time, they will have to wait until the following review (Wednesday) to be approved. Updated Registered Officials List will still be uploaded every Thursday evening.


Maintenance requirements: 5 hour in service training


With regards to Upgrades:

We conducted our upgrades for 2014 at the end of last year in 2013. We will not be holding another upgrade session for the 2014 registration year. Those who missed any of the three upgrade sessions will need to wait until we hold them again for the 2015 registration year. 2013 State officials can either choose to register as a Grade 7 this year or go Emeritus, with the chance to resume their state grade in 2015.


Please make sure to review a full detail of all requirements for each grade by clicking here.

For those still needing to register please click here


New Administration Process:

Cal South will be hosting and administering all Entry Grade 8 courses. Host clinic request forms will no longer be needed. Everyone will need to register for one of the sessions already selected and provided on our Calendar Events page. Locations have been selected based on previous years requested locations and our best efforts to strategically select locations within a reasonable travel distance for all.


Should you have any questions with regards to any of the new requirements or procedures please do not hesitate to contact the following SRC members:


George Noujaim    951-505-8348

Arturo Angeles     626-354-7239

Dan Sobieski    626-222-4010

Kelly Mock          760-470-9164




Respectfully Yours,

Laura Dudoit

Cal South | Member Education Specialist

Servicing Referees & Coaches


Phone: 714.451-1521

Fax: 714.441.0715