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AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

Northwind and Extra Referee Program

The Regional participates in two competitive travel leagues - Northwind and Extra. The Region is responsible for providing assistant referees for these leagues and welcomes qualified referees to participate.

How do you qualify for reffing Northwind or AYSO games?

You must have at least an AYSO Regional or USSF (United States Soccer Federation) badge. If you are a youth referee, you must be approved by the Regional Referee Administrator or their delegate.

Do I need to be an USSF (United States Soccer Federation) referee?

No - not for our Region. However, you must have your Regional badge.

How do I sign up for a game?

Register for all Northwind and Extra games in RefScheduler.

Can I sign up for any game I want?

No. You must be approved to referee at the age level you are signing up for.

Is there a limit to how many games I can sign up for?

In order to provide an opportunity for as many to referee as possible, the Region asks you sign up for no more than two games in one day. If a day or two before the game you see no one has signed up, you may sign up for additional games. 

Am I paid?

Yes. Rates vary based on the level of the game.

What happens if I need to cancel?

It is very important that the Region provides qualified referees else we may be subject to fines and penalties from various leagues. Only sign up for games if you are certain you are able to commit to the game. If you are sick and need to cancel you should contact the Regional Referee Administrator as soon as possible. 





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Chicago, Illinois 60640

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