🆕 Referees go to Palatine Park District website at online application to complete the online application process.
PPD Referees Procedures For Employment: 📑
PPD Work Permit Process: 📑
PPD Work Permit Letter: 📑
PPD Timesheet: 📑
The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club is responsible for coordinating all referees for the House recreational Program and the sideline Assistant Referees (AR) for all home games in the Celtic Travel Program. All referees are required to be Grade 8. As an affiliate of the Palatine Park District (PPD), our goal is to provide a quality referee program for our soccer programs and to support our community with job opportunities for youth and adult referees.
Referees under 16 must complete a work permit EACH year.
ALL Referees must now submit a background check permission form to the PPD, one time.
In an effort to maintain the highest quality referee program, we require that all House referees must be Grade 8 certified at least once by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Our Celtic Travel AR program requires that the referee must have a "current" Grade 8 certification and not have allowed it to lapse.
Once Grade 8 certified, all Celtic referees are ALSO required to become a PPD employee in order to be paid and covered under the PPD risk management program. New employee "ENROLLMENT" packets are available at the PPD offices at 250 E. Wood St, Palatine, IL 60067. These packets need to be completed before referees are allowed to ref for pay, any Celtic Club recreation or travel AR assignments. Make sure to ask for the "ENROLLMENT" packet.