For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
U-8 Official and Basic ("Regional") Referee In-Person Classes
On Tuesday, October 18th from 6:30PM-10PM we will run the introductory referee class called U-8 Official (roster number 201605107). This class will enable you to referee in divisions U6 to U8. The last day to enroll in this course is October 16th. Before attending the U-8 Official class please make sure that you have registered as an AYSO volunteer for the 2016/17 season at eayso.org and have completed the online Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness courses. These are available at aysotraining.org and once completed are good for the rest of your referee career (not an annual requirement).
On Wednesday, October 20th from 6:30PM-10PM, Basic Referee Course (roster number 201605108). Before attending this higher level class, please make sure you have registered as an AYSO volunteer for the 2016/17 season and have attended the U-8 Official course and have completed the online Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness courses at aysotraining.org. This class will enable you to referee in divisions U9 to U12. The last day to enroll in this course is October 16th. If you want to attend this class but do not have U8 referee certification and cannot attend the U8 class on October 18th then please email Stan.Both of the classes above will be given at Trevor Day School, 312 East 95th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in room 602/3.
Upgrade from U-8 to Regional Referee classes will also be held in Ossining on October 22nd and November 5th. Garygunn@verizon.net is the organiser. Roster numbers 201604915 amd 201604917 respectively. Please contact Stan if you are interested or need more details.
Young people aged 10 years and over, including Core and Travel soccer players and their siblings, and are very welcome to attend referee classes, and can gain community service credit for their time in class and refereeing on the field. The Youth Referee program welcomes new members and will make sure that you have fun as well as serving the league!
Volunteer registration for young people is a little different from that for parent volunteers. Go here for Youth Referee instructions.
Intermediate Referee Class
For those wishing to attend the Intermediate referee class or to arrange an observation as part of Referee certification, please contact Stan Ince (email@example.com) or Michael Titowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will host an Intermediate class at the end of January, but if there is sufficient demand we will schedule a class sooner.
Go here for instructions on how to sign up for training classes.
More information about training can be found here.
Note from the Referee Administrator
Welcome to the West Side Soccer League Referee Program.
We hope that you enjoyed your time on the pitch this season and we thank you for your dedication.
Whether you are refereeing in U6 or U19, as center referee or running the lines,
you are performing a vital role for the league and for the children, allowing them
to develop and play soccer in a manner that is Safe, Fair and Fun.
Remember that you are also allowed to have fun as a referee.
We try to create a friendly and supportive environment to allow you to learn and thrive in this capacity.
We have several resources that are meant to support you as you participate as a referee in our League's games. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your division's chief referee.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). You can find them here.
There are three members of the AYSO "Team" - Coaches, Referees and Parents. We have assembled some guidelines on how Coaches and Referees can cooperate to improve the experience for our players. You can see them here. Parents who aren't Coaches or Referees may find it interesting as well.
See you on the pitch!Best regards,
WSSL Regional Referee Administrator