For information about heading the ball, please go to Heading the Ball
WSSL will be holding the next U-8 Offical and Regional Referee classes in the Spring. Please contact Stan if you are interested or need more details.
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.
Intermediate Referee Class
The next Intermediate Referee Class will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017, starting at 9am. The class will be held at the Trevor Day School new building, which is located at 312 East 95th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
The Intermediate Class is highly recommended for anyone who is going to be a referee or assistant referee at U12 or above. The Intermediate Class is a great opportunity to:
- Increase your understanding of the Laws of the Game that you have already put to good use
- Learn some new things, like when to play advantage and how to better handle yellow and red card situations
- Have a detailed discussion and review of the offside law
- Learn more about working as a 3-person referee team
- Meet and get to better know your fellow WSSL referees
- Have a free lunch!
To sign up, please go to https://www.eayso.org/ then log in with your email and password. After you have logged in, you should see a link towards the lower right hand side of the page that says Sign Up To Take A Class. Click that link, then do a search for roster number 201605456.
If you have any questions about the class, please email me directly at email@example.com
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