Youth Outdoor Referee Information

2020 Spring Season Information

Outdoor Referee Assignor: Shane Kennard (click to email)

Register to Become a Referee

Come join our group of referees as we aspire to be the best our teams can find! 

Our next Entry Level Clinic will occur on Saturday, February 22 from 8a-7p (8:00am - 2:00pm Classroom; 3:00pm - 7:00pm Field Training. Often done earlier than 7p). Place: OTC Class in Lincoln Hall, Room 211 Cost: $90. 

To registration, follow these directions...

  • Click "30618" for Springfield clinic (If you cannot attend ours, but can attend another one in the state, they all are the same material!)
  • Click "To register for this course, please Click Here"
  • Create a USSF account
  • If you have registered before, click top option. Otherwise, click "I have NEVER BEEN registered"
  • Click check box & Continue
  • Create an account & follow prompts for payment & to finish registration. 

2020 Registration

For returning referees that DO NOT have their 2020 Registration complete & have their 2020 badge!!!

Two clinics remaining...

  • January 18 from 9a-Noon.
  • February 13 from 6-9p.

Both clinics are at OTC Norman K Meyers building, room 102.

Register for them at > Group 1516 > Courses > Referee

Referee Documents

2019 LCS Referee Cheat Sheet

2019 LCS Full Rules of Competition

W-9 (Fill out once & send to

LCS Direct Deposit


Games are published on Tuesdays for the next Saturday & week after. That means you must get your availability done by Tuesday. Please keep your availability updated. I know it can be tough...I have to do it myself for my refereeing. You have 3 days to accept games and those games will autodecline after 3 days and I'll assign them to someone else. 

Assigning Schedule (subject to change):

Coming Soon

Pay Schedule (subject to change):

Coming Soon

LCS Referee Accomplishments

2018 LCS Referee Accomplishments

  • MLS preseason.
  • Youth Futsal Nationals.
  • USL Regular & Post Season assignments.
  • NWSL Regular Season assignments.
  • NPSL Regular Season.
  • NPSL Post Season.
  • PDL Regular Season.
  • Development Academy Regular Season, Summer Playoffs & Winter Showcase.
  • Generation ADIDAS Cup.
  • Region 2 President's Cup appointments.
  • Region 2 Youth Regionals appointments.
  • State Cup Finals appointments.
  • MSHSAA Final Four.
  • NCAA Postseason.
  • 2018 MYSA Young Male Referee of the Year.
  • 2018 MYSA Young Female Referee of the Year. 

2017 LCS Referee Accomplishments

  • NWSL regular season assignments.
  • USL regular season & postseason assignments. 
  • Open Cup 1st, 4th and semi final rounds.
  • NPSL regular season & postseason assignments
  • Development Academy regular season & winter showcase
  • President's Cup Regionals
  • President's Cup Nationals
  • Youth Regionals
  • Youth Nationals
  • Generation ADIDAS Tournament
  • MSHSAA Final Four
  • NIAA Postseason & National Championship
  • NCAA Postseason
  • For pictures & details, see below.

President's Cup Regionals

Representing Lake Country: Jordan Furnas, Chloe Lairmore, Kori Cowger, Derick Blankenship, Dan Ortega, Stephen Hoffmeister, James Emeric and Shane Cowger. Chuck Lonardo and John Hicks were assessors. 

All referees received a semifinal or final assignment. 

And Dan Ortega was selected to referee at President's Cup Nationals, July 12-16 in Auburndale, FL!

Region II Cup

Representing Lake Country: Madison Vanek, Tim Wagner, Derick Blankenship, Austin Sanders, Josh Pennington and Dan Ortega. 

The following received semifinal and final assignments at Regionals...

  • Pennington - U15 boys AR1 Semi
  • Ortega - U16 boys 4th official Semi
  • Blankenship - U13 boys 4th official Semi
  • Wagner - U16 girls referee Semi / U14 boys referee Final

And Tim Wagner was selected to referee at Youth Nationals July 25-30 in Frisco, TX!

Let Shane know of any accomplishments of our Lake Country referees and possibly we will add them here! 

Game Officials Helps

We use to assign league and tournaments at Lake Country. Please email Jeff Kollmeyer if you need help with your login credentials. 

Below are tutorials to help you make the most of Game Officials. Click the list button on top left corner to see the list of tutorials to find the one that will help you the most.