For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
We have scheduled two referee classes for the fall. The introductory class, called U-8 Official Class (eAYSO roster number 201603973), will be held on the morning of Saturday, September 10th 2016, from 9am to 12:30pm. Everyone who attends this class will be eligible to referee games in divisions U6, U7 and U8.
The upgrade class, called Basic Referee Class (eAYSO roster number 201603974), will be on the afternoon of the same day, Saturday, September 10th, from 1pm to 5pm. Everyone who attends the U8 Official class AND this class, or completes the Basic Referee Online Companion course plus the Basic 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.
Don't forget that Core and Travel soccer players and their siblings and are very welcome to attend the 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!
On the following morning, Sunday, September 11th 2016, at 10am, new and experienced referees are invited to meet at the field at 101st and Riverside to put our skills into action via drills and simulated game situations. This was a great success last year, and new referees will gain great practical hints and tips for managing games and applying the laws.
For those wishing to attend the Intermediate referee class, 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 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