Solving The Referee Shortage by Connecting Sports Leagues and Referees

Matching - Management - Payment

Step 1: Leagues Request Referees
Step 2: Referees Vetted
Step 3: Referees Recruited
Step 4: Referees Arrive
Step 5: Referees Officiate Games
Step 6: Scores and Penalties Reported
Step 7: Referees Paid
Step 8: Earnings Summaries

Referee Solution

Finally - a side hustle you will love!

No more chasing down payments from last month’s games.

No more waiting by the phone the night before a tournament for assignments.

No more driving all over town to games you don’t want.

No more “the check is in the mail” bait and switch.

No more worries about the IRS catching your unreported earnings, we file 1099s for all qualified referees.

Herd of Zebras makes weekly payments directly to your bank account and provides annual income summaries for easy tax filing.

Click below to learn how Herd of Zebras can make refereeing your new favorite job!

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League Solution

Your league pays the same amount you are currently paying for referees! Herd of Zebras sources available refs in your area, conducts a background check, and verifies the certifications you require. We send you on field arrival notifications, followed by real time scores and penalties. We pay your referees directly to their bank account and provide referee tax statements – you save hundreds of hours in administrative expense so you can focus on providing awesome programs for your players!

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Sports We Serve

Herd of Zebras Testimonials

“I love Herd of Zebras, it makes everything so easy. Finding, scheduling and paying referees is a breeze. I highly recommend this service for other leagues!”

Kathryn Maloney

Athletic Director, South Suburban Parks and Recreation

“Thank you very much Herd of Zebras! Your referee did a great job of managing the field and the kids.”

Jahmiel McLawrence

Recreational Coordinator YSI, City of Boulder Parks and Recreation

“This is brilliant mate! Soccer leagues need this here in the U.S. and all over Europe."

Richard Weston

Riverside Soccer Club

“We had such a challenge finding referees each week. Now we enter our schedule through Herd of Zebras, referees are matched to our needs, they are verified on field, we even get the scores and penalties sent back to us - saves us so much time! I love the easy payment processing feature as well.”

Joe Canny

League Director, Movedon Sports

Our Happy Leagues!

Chaparral High School

Douglas County High School

Eaglecrest High School

Gateway High Schoool

Heritage High School

Highlands Ranch High School

Legend High School

Rock Canyon High School