For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
Referee Training Spring 2017
There is a opportunity for U-8 referees to upgrade from U-8 to Basic referee:
U8-to-Basic Referee Upgrade class on Thursday, April 20. Bushwick Inlet Park community center in Brooklyn, 6 p.m. start time. Just across the river and only 40 minutes from the Upper West Side.
Please sign up in eAYSO by locating class Roster # 201701218. The contact for questions is Chris O'Connell, RRA for Brooklyn region 1328 at email@example.com.
An Intermediate Referee Course will be held Saturday, May 6th, 8:00am to 5:00pm in Hagerstown, MD. The courses will be held at the SpringHills Suites and Courtyard by Marriott in Hagerstown. Tom Bobadilla, AYSO National Referee Administrator, will be joining us for the courses.
Course Contact: Warren Johnson at Referee5@myactv.net
Course Web Site: http://www.refonline.info/6701.html
Referee training in WSSL has now ended for the Spring season. We will offer more referee classes in the summer and fall. You can register your interest with Stan Ince to receive a message when the classes have been scheduled; if you want to referee in Travel Program, which requires US Soccer Federation certification, please contact Clive Priddle.
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 Teen 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 Teen Referee instructions.
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