For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
We have scheduled two referee classes for this summer. The first class, called U8 Official Class, will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Everyone who attends this class will be eligible to referee games in U6, U7 and U8. The second class, called Basic Referee Class, will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Everyone who attends the U8 Official class AND this class, or completes the Basic Referee Online Companion course plus this class, will be eligible to referee games in U9 and above. Both classes will be held at Trevor Day School, 312 East 95th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in rooms 602/603.
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 3 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