Referee FAQ

[accordion] [accordion_item title=”What is minimum age to become a referee?” active=”yes”]You must be at least 12 years of age and certified through the State Referee Association.[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How do I become a referee with Heartland Soccer?”]
  1. Get certified.  For information on certification go to
  2. Fill out the Heartland Soccer referee availability form online at
  3. Print, fill out and turn in referee paperwork to the Heartland office located at

**Please note that USSF is the national referee certification organization and any correspondence that you receive from USSF or USSoccer is separate and independent from Heartland Soccer Association. To receive assignments from Heartland Soccer Association you must complete steps 1-3.[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”Why do I have to be a certified referee to work for Heartland?”]Heartland Soccer Association as a member of KSYSA, USYSA and US Soccer Federation is required to use only currently certified referees for all games scheduled through the referee assignor. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How do I sign up to become a certified referee?”]To become a certified referee, please use the following link:[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How can I contact the Referee Assignor?”]You can e-mail[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Who is the Referee Assignor for Heartland Soccer Association?”]The current Referee Assignor is Gordon Crape. He can be reached by email at [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”What is a Heartland referee ID number?”]Every referee that applies to work games for Heartland is assigned a unique number that will be associated with that person. This number is to be used on all Heartland game cards for identification. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”I need to obtain my Heartland ID number.”]The referee assignor has a list of referee ID numbers at the park. You can call us at (913) 888-8768 between the hours of 10am – 3pm or e-mail us anytime at, and we can look it up for you.[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How do I know the amount that will be deposited into my account?”]You should receive an automated email on the Thursday before the pay date that gives you a detailed pay sheet. The email will come from[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”I am missing my referee game pay.”]You must work with the Heartland office regarding any pay issues. Field Managers and the Referee Assignor are not involved in handling referee pay. Email if you have a referee pay problem.[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”I want to file a comment and/or complaint (coach/referee/office/field marshals etc.).”]You can submit comments at any time online under the ‘Contact > League Office’ tab. Click Here to be redirected to this page. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How often are referees paid? “]Every two weeks of league games scheduled. Pay dates are listed at [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”How do I find out if games are canceled due to weather?”]Call the Heartland Rainout line at 913-307-3684 or on the Field conditions page of this website. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=”When are referee schedules available?”]The Heartland Referee Assignor will email you with your schedule.[/accordion_item] [/accordion]