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Become a Referee

At Plum Area Soccer we are in need of more referees! If you're 13 or older you eligible to sign up to referee  using the new PAWest Referee System (instructions for this site are at the bottom of the page).  If you're a younger player and interested in learning early, contact our Referee Coordinator at [email protected] for more information in how to get started.  If you have any questions, concerns, want to try it out before you commit to the classes...just reach out and we are more than happy to help! 

Why should you become a referee?

  • We need you!  We can't have games without referees
  • Help keep our kids safe and having fun
  • Help us get the calls a uniform...not from the sidelines
  • Connect with your kids because you'll understand the game better and therefore can help them play better
  • Physical Fitness...what better way to stay in shape than running the field for an hour at a time 
  • Make some extra money...all games are paid...earnings vary by position and age group
  • Great resume builder...showcases volunteering, community service, and ability to work with kids
  • No experience necessary...not even soccer experience...the class will teach you the rules and we will mentor you along the way
  • We start you slowly so you become comfortable in all positions...we also pair you with experienced referees to provide feedback and mentoring
  • Become a role model...the young kids in the club will look up to you
  • Existing referees are do not have to be from Plum to referee for Plum Area Soccer!

For additional information, contact our Referee Coordinator at [email protected].

PAWest Site Instructions

The link below takes them directly to the page where they will need to create an account.  This system will also allow them to upload their required background check information directly into the website.

  1. On the home screen, click on New Member Registration.
  1. Complete the Create Member Account page in its entirety.
  1. Scroll down the page and fill in a password. NOTE: Your Member (Primary) email will be your User ID. Read the Terms and Conditions. Select Submit Personal Information.
  1. Agree to the Member Background Check Notification.
The following will guide you through the 3 – step process required to register for a clinic.
  1. Step 1 of 3: Create Registration.

  2. Answer the Legal Question and select the appropriate type(s) of registration.

  3. Scroll down and select the Registration Type for each. NOTE: If you are upgrading, the appropriate Upgrade box must be checked at this point.

  4. Scroll down and select Submit Request.

  5. Step 2 of 3: Reserve the Clinic. Find the correct clinic you are registering for. If you wish to search a specific location, you may select that option from the Clinic Location drop down menu. Select the Reserve Clinic button and then Continue to Next Step.

  6. Step 3 of 3: Checkout to pay Associated Fees. This step will display your registration and clinic fees due. When the total is confirmed, press the Complete Requests and Pay Fees NOTE: All items highlighted green must be paid.

  7. The final screens to appear in this registration process pertain to the payment options. At the bottom in the Billing Information box, you will be asked to select the type of payment option for paying your registration fee. After choosing the Payment Type, select Click Here to Pay.

  8. On the Payment screen – fill in the payment information to proceed with the final charge of your registration process. Your email address should appear above, so that once payment has been submitted, you will be emailed a receipt for your records.
Upon completion of the online training and background check process, you will then need to register for on field final training session.  PAWest is currently working on scheduling additional sessions for that.

Once on-the-field training is completed  your 2023 badge will be mailed directly to them from the state office in Monroeville.

Any questions please let us know, our goal is to make this as easy and uncomplicated as possible.

Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation in this matter, we really appreciate it!

Our referee numbers are extremely low and we need your help in getting the numbers back up!

PA West State Referee Committee

Referee Appreciation

Past Referee of the Year Winners

2022 -Charlee Wastchak
2021 -Greg Magnus
2020 -Jasmyn Floyd
2019 -Samantha Stewart
2018 - Scott Cooper
2017 - Sara Pearlman
2016 - Brianna Schlegel
2015 - Alyssa Reedy
- Brian Magnus
2014 - Meghan Lukac
2013 - Stephen Hemmerle
2012 - Emily Kieffer
2011 - Elizabeth Addison
2010 - Jessica Chapla
2009 - Beth Kenny
2008 - Julie Chorba
2007 - Dan O'Neill
2006 - Mikaela Rogers
2005 - Eric Carroll
2004 - Cassie O'Neil
2003 - Kristen Kenny
2002 - Alex Paradise
2001 - Mike Fecik
- Bobby Lucas
- Scott Tarcy
2000 - Dan O'Neill
1999 - Dennis Ross
1998 - Gary McGrath


Plum Area Soccer
PO Box 14037 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15239

Email: [email protected]

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