Become a Soccer Referee

Ascension Athletic Association provides referees for two different soccer programs:

  • Training League: Run by Ascension Athletic Association and consists of only Ascension teams
  • Trophy League: Run by the CYC and includes teams from many other parishes.

Whether you are a returning official or looking to join our officiating team at Ascension for the upcoming soccer season, please send an email to Tom Shaner at with current updated contact information.

Who can be a referee?
  • Anyone entering the 7th grade or older this fall is eligible to referee for the Ascension Training League.
  • ​Referee candidates must be affiliated with an Ascension soccer team, the school or Ascension PSR, and must be a parishioner or reside within the parish boundaries 
  • Anyone entering the 8th grade or older this fall is eligible to sit for the CYC Referee Training and Exam.  You must pass the test and be approved by a Head Referee to be allowed to officiate Trophy League games.  


Requirements for CYC Minor & Adult Officials

  • Get your SOA number if you don't have one
  • Enroll in CYC Sports Officials Association (SOA) each year
  • Attend a Clinic
  • Pass the Online Test
  • Complete Code of Conduct and W-9 Forms 
    • Adult Officials also need to complete Prevent & Protect

Verify compliance and access all information at the link below.

CYC West county officials