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Referees Corner

If you are an experienced Grade 9, 8, or higher level referee and would like to work games for RSL-AZ, please contact our Referee Assignors.
Andrea Ruiz - South Recreation, South Open League & South Academy 
Michelle Golowatsch - North Academy & North Open League- 
Mike Hill- North Recreation -
Chris McConkey -Tournaments 
Lindsay Kelly - West Valley


We need qualified referees for our tournaments! If you want to referee in any of our RSL-AZ Tournaments please visit our tournament pages or contact Chris McConkey prior to the tournament for further information.

Grade 9 Referee Certification

The Grade 9 Recreational Referee is certified to work as an Assistant Referee (AR, formerly known as a linesman) on all U14 and younger games plus is certified to work as a Center Referee for all youth recreational games.

Grade 8 Referee Certification

The Grade 8 Referee is certified to work as either an Assistant Referee or a Center Referee on all youth soccer games (both recreational or competitive). We are in great need of soccer-knowledgeable, physically-fit adults interested in working the older youth soccer games. This is an excellent job for a college student who is available during the day on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays.

Grade 8 and 9 Re-Certification

All existing referees must re-certify annually. Go to for the latest news and registration information.


Interested in becoming a certified ref? - visit

Arizona State Referee Administration

New Referees start here. There is an online class and an on the field class.