There are a large number of leagues and tournaments that are run throughout the state of South Carolina.  The referee fees for each league/tournament are set by the administrators and can change from year-to-year.

For the most up-to-date information on referee fees for certain leagues and tournaments, please contact your local assignors.


In the event that less than 3 officials show up to the match:

If only two referees show up to the match: One referee will run the center, the other will be a linesman, and a volunteer club linesman will be used. The two officials get their NORMAL RATE OF PAY (the center referee gets only the fee for the center referee, the linesman assistant referee (AR) gets only the fee for a single linesman assistant referee (AR). The two-man whistle system is NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances

(where both referees are on the field calling the game). There can be only one center referee on the field.

If only one referee shows up to the match: The referee will be the center and two volunteer club linesmen will be used. That official gets the center fee PLUS ONE LINESMAN’S FEE.

If no referees show up to the match: The match is not to be played at all.

 If a team is “forced” to pay an official anything more than is listed above, then the rate of pay, the officials name, date and location of game(s) should be put in writing and sent to the SCYS State Office.