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Referees Spring 2021

We are excited to announce our new Referee Development Program.   Whether you are a returning referee or interested in becoming a PCSL referee, we invite you to join our virtual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7pm to learn all about it!

The Referee Development Program will create an environment and process where Referees are assisted in developing their knowledge and skills to contribute to a safe, fair and enjoyable soccer experience for our teams.

The program will include training, continuing education, developing/improving performance, retaining and recruiting Referees. It will accelerate the development for all of our Referees by providing increased levels and opportunities for training and multiple levels of on-field mentoring.

The virtual session on Dec. 2 will give an overview of the program and next steps for the Spring 2021 Season. Please sign-up below to receive the zoom link and any updates prior to the session.

When: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Where: Zoom- link will follow after sign-up

Sign up is required.  Sign up for the Referee Development Program Informational Session by following clicking the link below:


I will attend the virtual referee meeting on Dec. 2!


More Info. to come on the New PCSL Referee Development Program.  Check back!

The following referee requirements must be completed in order to referee this Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season:

* Register as a Referee for Fall 2020/Spring 2021.

* Complete & turn in 2 copies of the IYSA Emergency Medical Release & Liability Waiver to the PCSL office.

* Complete & turn in 1 copy of the IYSA Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement to the PCSL office.

* Complete & turn in the AVAILABILITY FORM-spring 2020 to the PCSL office. (will be available soon)

*If you are over 18, there will be additional requirements to complete. You will be contacted individually with info/instructions.

*Age Requirement: To become a PCSL referee, you must be 12 yrs of age or older.  If an official is 13 yrs or younger, according to IL Labor Law guidelines, their parent and/or guardian will need to be at match as well.


If you have any questions please contact Pam Bauman, PCSL League Administrator at, Jason Willey, Referee Director at or (309) 451-GOAL(4625).

How do you find out if games are cancelled?

Please do not call the PCSL office on rainy, overcast or cold days to inquire about cancellation of league games. We do not cancel merely because it's raining.

Games are played except when the following conditions exist:

  • Any signs of lightning
  • An issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning
  • An issued Tornado Watch or Warning
  • Severe Cold Temperature
  • Any other severe weather condition the PCSL Board of Directors considers would endanger our players or volunteers.

Announcements of league cancellations will be announced on the PCSL's website, Twitter account, Facebook page, through email (if timing permits) and WJBC radio (1230 AM) & website, by 7:30am on game days.

Often times, a severe storm will roll in mid-way through the day. For Game time cancellation decisions, as soon as possible, the website, Twitter & Facebook will be updated, league emails will be sent (if timing permits) and WJBC notified.  We rely on coaches to help spread the word to their team parents.