EAGLE FC Referee Course

Eagle FC Referee Program

Recognizing the need for more quality referees as vital to “Growing the Game” of soccer in Pennsylvania, Eagle FC has established a program that works with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA)  and Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee (EPSARC) to provide free referee courses here in Central Pennsylvania. In the fall of  2020, Eagle FC had 14 players participate in a local beginner referee course, enabling them to be eligible to ref our U8-U9 Futures games and our U10-U19 Recreation League games. Further inspired to train more inhouse referees and to help improve the state-wide referee shortage, Eagle FC applied for and was awarded a Grow the Game Grant from EPYSA to host EPSARC referee courses. The Grant has allowed us to be part of training 50 new referees since the spring of 2021. As part of the program, these referees earn experience in our Futures and Recreation Programs, allowing them to be more prepared before moving on to ref for travel leagues and competitive tournaments. 

(Participants must be 14 years)

Eagle FC Spring 2023 Referee Course

Space is limited and you must pre-register and pay by clicking here

Once requirements have been met, you will be reimbursed for the registration fees. 


January 29 – 4:00 – Mandatory In Person Meeting 

  •  Registration Instructions Meeting will be held at the Good Hope Station. 
  •  Parents of youth referees are highly encouraged to attend. 
  •  Must bring a computer or tablet.

February 24 – Coursework, Clearances, Uniform

  • All online coursework and clearances must be complete.
  • A referee uniform must be ordered – otherwise your spot in the field session will not be held  

              and your application fee will  not be refunded

March 12 – 9AM-4PM – Mandatory Classroom and Field Session

  • 9:00 – 12:00 – Classroom Session at Hampden Community Room
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (Pizza and drinks provided by Eagle FC)
  • 1:00 –   4:00 – Field Session at Hampden Park- Field TBD


$100 (plus small processing fee) will be reimbursed when you have completed the following:

  • Attend the mandatory meeting on 1/29
  • Complete all necessary online course work and clearances by 2/24
  • Complete classroom and field session on 3/12
  • Send in proof of certification
  • Complete 2 referee assignments for our Futures and/or Recreation Program. (You will also be paid for reffing these games)