Run the app independently on the watch - don't need the phone at all, even for configuration. You can also setup a match on the phone and transfer it to your watch, if you prefer.

Run the app independently on the iPhone if you don't have a watch.

Use GPS to track referee locations on the field.

Preconfigure matches for the next week/month/season and load it up whenever you need it. Your matches can be saved on the phone and/or the watch.

Doing tournaments? Save current match results on the watch and move on to the next match. Your results can be accessed at a later time when you want to file a report.

Track substitutions by enabling them in your match setup. Tracking is not enabled when you do a quick game setup on phone or watch.

Getting rosters late? Ask coach to install app and Airdrop (or send it as an email attachment). You can also scan and use OCR to fill in rosters. No more manual entry.

Setup your match and Airdrop it to your Assistant Refs, so the match is configured on their app also.

Send a game report from your device after the game with the press of a button. Reports include goal/card details as well as player game time.

Look at your workout stats (distance, calories burned heart rate). More statistics will come soon!

See how to set it up on the watch:

Tip: Remember to:
- Put your watch in Airplane mode during the game. It ensures you are not interrupted by other events. Your watch will also not constantly search for the phone across the field and lose charge.

Now the details:

The app has three timers - game clock, stoppage clock and elapsed time. Elapsed time starts at zero and runs uninterrupted during the game. Game clock and stoppage clock are tied together - either game clock is running during the game or stoppage clock is running. They are controlled by a tap on screen.

From Game clock screen, swipe left to go to the game record screen. Here all elements are editable with a tap. You can change home and away team names. You can record scores or record yellow and red cards. The app automatically records the time at which the event took place.

In case, you added a goal event or card event in error, you can delete the incorrect entry. On the watch, do a force touch and go to event logs. Tap and delete whichever event you entered incorrectly. Displays will update automatically. On the phone, go to events, then hit Edit and then delete.

From the game record scene, swipe left to go to Futsal DFK accumulated fouls tracker scene. Swipe up on the numbers to increment. If you made a mistake, swipe down to decrement. Displays turn yellow after 5 fouls and on the watch, a haptic is sent. After the sixth accumulated foul, the display turns red and watch also plays a haptic.

On the game clock screen, force touch takes you to a menu where you can set game duration, enable GPS (for referee location tracking), reset clocks, discard the entire game or load game settings from watch filesystem or the paired iPhone. If you select reset clocks, you can select which period to start to set elapsed time appropriately. You can also generate a game report to the paired iPhone running the app and send it out from iPhone app to Notes, iMessage, email or other eligible apps.

From Futsal DFK screen, swipe left to look at referee workout statistics. If you run the app on the phone, it also maps the referee location during the course of the match.

To view your map after the game, go to menu on the game clock scene -> Load/Save -> View Map. The map will show on the paired iPhone.

Privacy Policy: On the Apple Watch, the app uses HealthKit to get distance walked and energy burned while a game is in session. On the iPhone, the app collects referee location while a game is in session.

What’s New

Version 6.2

If you referee games in ECNL, NPL and other leagues where you have to track the number of times a player has been on the field, you will love this update! You can track per half or per game. Just set it up when you configure a match and the number of entry/exit will be visible in substitution screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

1848694817385 ,

Almost perfect

Best of the ref watch apps. Can do as little (just a timer) or as much (rosters, cards, subs) as you want. I like that rosters aren’t required to use it. The only thing I’d change is to add a halftime timer. Right now it just goes straight to the next period. And maybe the option to disable the futsal screen, but that’s not a big deal.

aditya.pd1 ,

Great Timekeeper

I was made aware of SFRef at an AYSO Regional Meeting. It is the best of the referee apps out there. LOVE the feature where I can import games from Arbiter, makes setup a breeze. I personally do not use the foul counter or yellow/red card features, and only use the substitution feature during NPL games. I find it easier to just write that stuff in my wallet, and it looks a little more professional. The time keepeing is amazing though. Easy to set up half length and good vibrations. Easy to understand interface and intuitive stoppage. Great app . Easy 5 starts.

Would like to see a halftime timer though.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! Halftime timer is available. Set it up on the Manage tab of iPhone and it will sync to your watch. You can also configure vibrations, goal-type etc

18484617 ,

Pretty strong reliable referee app

Used for 2 games to keep score and cards. I had all my health data turned on and it ran the battery down quickly and had to rely on my backup watch. Will try to turn those off for long game sets. Would like to see dictation option when inputting cards to get greater specifics for send offs or cautions. Overall very pleased.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. If I put the watch in airplane mode, I am able to referee back to back 90 minute games easily. Some health data needs to be on, for the watch to be able to run in background mode and wake up when you glance at it.

Instead of selecting from the drop down list for cautions/send offs, you can also scribble or hit the microphone to let Siri transcribe a more detailed version of the incident on the watch. Dictation, however, requires network connectivity through iPhone.Your detailed incident report is captured in match report. I will look at recording the voice if it is in airplane mode.


Peramanayagam Marimuthu
54.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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