Assistant Referee

JaHbat FC will assign two assistant referees for our home games U11 and older. The ARs are trained and certified by Illinois State Referee Committee. ARs will select their own games within their age range and will be paid $20 for U11 & U12 games, $25 for U13 & U14, $30 for U15 and older.

The IYSA regulates referee requirements, a two day recertification clinic must be taken each year. Visit the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee website for more information and clinic schedules.


US Soccer requires referees to be at least 13 years old. ARs under the age of 16 must have a work permit. In general, the following items must be presented to the administration of your Junior High School or High School in order for them to process a work permit:

  • Proof of age
  • Approval from a doctor
  • Permission from parents
  • Letter from JaHbat FC

JaHbat can provide each AR with a letter stating that you intend to work for the club. That letter will serve as the required employer documentation that you need to provide to the school. Please insert your child’s name where indicated in the word document.  If you need a copy of the letter or if you have any questions please email: Note the actual permit requirements vary by school district.