For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
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.
Referee Training Spring 2017
We are offering two short courses which will be given on Monday March 6 from 6:30-9:30pm and Thursday March 9, from 6:00-10:00pm. Whether you take one or both depends on the age of your children. But in order to be sure that your child is placed on a team this season, you must attend the relevant class or classes.
If you are going to referee games at the U-6, U-7 or U-8 levels, then you have to take the March 6 U-8 referee class, roster number 201700416, which takes about 3 hours. If you are going to referee games in U-9 or above, then you need to take the March 9 Basic Referee Class, roster number 201700417, which takes a bit longer - maybe 3.5 to 4 hours.
If you selected "Referee" as your volunteer position when you registered your children for this season but you can no longer be a referee, please discuss other volunteer options with your division head so that your child can still be placed on a team. But we hope that you will stay with being a referee in WSSL and we look forward to seeing you at these upcoming classes.
If you have any questions, please email the Director of Referee Instruction at email@example.com. Thanks again for being part of our league.
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