USQ offers a referee membership to all those who would like to become a head or lead assistant referee for the league. Any individual who wants to attempt head referee certification must first purchase a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable referee membership to USQ. The seasonal referee membership will expire on June 30.
If an adult player or coach would like to also become a referee, they can upgrade their membership for a $25 upgrade fee.
Only certified head referees age 17 years and up may be paid to officiate an adult competitive quidditch game. Head referees will earn $15 per official USQ match and $20 per match at a USQ regional championship and US Quidditch Cup. Lead assistant referees are paid $10 per official USQ match.
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Anyone who has already purchased a different USQ individual membership (coach, player, or fan) for the current season may add a referee membership by paying an additional $25.
Included in USQ referee membership:
- USQ member patch
- Head referee written test and field testing opportunity
- Accident insurance coverage while working at USQ official events
- Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a head referee at a USQ official match
- Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a lead assistant referee at a USQ official match.
- Access to additional training and development resources throughout the season
- Eligibility to be nominated for Referee of the Month award
- Eligibility to be nominated for annual Referee of the Year award with prize of free travel and lodging to US Quidditch Cup
Visit the Become a Referee page for more information on referee certifiation and resources.