Official Finders supplies officials for most sports throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. We are currently recruiting soccer officials and assistant referees to join our officiating team. All interested officials, both adult and youth, must fill out an application prior to being added to our scheduling system.

Build your own schedule

We assign all of our games and process payroll through the website ArbiterSports. After submitting your application, you will be sent an invite from us to sign up at ArbiterSports, which is where you will receive all of your game assignments. Once you are linked in to Arbiter, you will be able to build your own schedule, which allows you to work close to home. With the freedom of choosing your own schedule, you are able to work when and where you like.


We contract certified and IHSA patched soccer officials.  Interested in officiating but not certified?  No problem, Official Finders is committed to your success!  This includes providing training clinics for youth and adult first time officials to ensure your goals are met.

Proper Attire

All officials are required to be properly dressed in professional attire. That does not mean that all attire must be expensive and/or brand new. There are several ways to go about acquiring the proper uniform and equipment needed for the job. Many new officials have had success finding used equipment at Play It Again Sports, or online at various websites like CraigsList or Facebook. Of course, there are many other places to get outfitted that are popular among officials, such as Honig’s Whistle Shop, or even Amazon. This is not an exhaustive list but just a few we have used and can recommend.


Pay will vary by an officials experience, location and level of competition.  Payday is the 15th of each month, which covers all games worked in the previous month. Some examples: every games worked from June 1st to June 30th will be paid on July 15th. All July games from the 1st to the 31st will be paid on August 15th, etc… All payments are processed through ArbiterSports’ sister website, ArbiterPay. Payments can be made effortlessly once an official has linked their ArbiterPay account to their bank account.


Referee Training Dates (2018)

March 24, 2018 — Ackerman Center 800 St Charles Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

March 25, 2018 — Ackerman Center 800 St Charles Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)