The Referee Survival Kit
- Referee Survival Kit (updated October 2016)
Incident Report Form
For any incident or accident on the field during a West Side Soccer League game or practice, related parties need to fill out an Incident Form. The form should be filled out by a Referee, Coach or other WSSL volunteer (like the Safety Director or Division Head) for any of the following:
- Incidents -- threats
- Incidents -- fighting -- any type
- Property damage
- Law enforcement summoned
Referee Q&A Session Resources
During each season, West Side Soccer hosts a series of Q&A sessions designed to discuss the finer points of the game, to share knowledge about referee practice and to have some fun. Below are some of the materials from past Q&A sessions. Check the Calendar for upcoming sessions.
- The Tougher Job: Assistant Referees
- What I Learned from the World Cup
- What I Learned from the Advanced Referee Certification Process
- Mentoring, Observing & Assessing
- USA v Brazil, Women's World Cup Match: How Did the Referees Do?
- Was That Deliberate? Does It Matter?
The Laws of the Game
Effective July 1,2016, the Laws of the Game have been updated by the International Football Association Board. A summary of the changes may be viewed here.
The full text of the Laws may be found at:
- AYSO Guidance for Referees and Coaches - 2012-2013 Edition
- Whistle Stop: A Weekly Resource for Referees
(Email email@example.com to subscribe)
US Soccer Federation Publications
- US Soccer Federation Guide to Procedures For Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials
- USSF Advice to Referees on the Laws of the
Game Updated March 2014
Other Useful Websites
- American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)
- Online Training AYSO referee online courses and manuals
- eAYSO AYSO electronic volunteer registration, certificaton information and database
- FIFA the governing body of world soccer
- USSF United States Soccer Federation