Local youth soccer league pushing for more young officials

The Humboldt Youth Soccer League, in conjunction with California North Referee Administration, is making a push for more young officials.

The local youth soccer league is seeking officials aged at least 13 and has reached out to several local high schools to get the word out.

According to league referee assignor Larry Griventer, the HYSL, US Soccer and California North Referee Administration “want to recruit new first-time ‘grassroots’ soccer referees.  

The pay rate for HYSL games starts at $15 per game for Under 6, which features two six-minute halves.

Young referees can make up to $40 for 14U games.

Anyone interested can go to to for more info, or email Griventer at

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