Register for a Referee Class

The next U8 and Regional referee classes will be held March 28, 2020 from 9am - 12pm (U8) and 1pm-4pm (Regional).

The next Intermediate Referee Class (refereeing games up to 19 year olds) will be held November 24, 2019 from 9am-5pm. Regional Referee certification is a prerequisite for the Intermediate Referee class. 

Space is limited and advance registration at AYSOU.org is required, which first requires volunteer registration on the WSSL.org website and a completed background check for adults.

All referee classes are held at Trevor Day School, 312 East 95th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Please note: It is NOT possible to get certified via online classes only.

Teen Referees

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.

More information about training can be found here.

How to Register for a Referee Class

These are the steps that need to be completed to register for a course. Some of them only need to be done once, if they're done properly. Please try to do these in order. It will cut down on problems and having to repeat any of these steps.

  1. Volunteer as a referee by logging into your WSSL in-league account and checking the box for Referee on your parent profile (if you have not done this already at registration)
  2. Go to AYSOU.org and log in using the same credentials as you do to log into your wssl in-league account
  3. Click on "In-person Courses" from the top menus
  4. Select "Referee Instructor Led Courses" by clicking on the blue "Open" button to the right of the item. You will see a list of all available in-person courses for that discipline. Choose 'U8 Official' or 'Regional Referee Course" as needed and click Sessions. It will unfortunately display every course in the country (believe us, we wish it didn't).
  5. Scroll down and just look for the date we are offering the training and then look for the WSSL course. All of our courses will say "West Side Soccer League" or "3/A/611" (which is our section, area and region) in the title.
  6. Click on 'Register". To get the details for the class (time and place and requirements), click on the course name. The details will expand below the entry

Complete Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Regional Referee Companion Courses Online at AYSOU.org

  1. Go to AYSOU.org.
  2. Log on using the same credentials you use to log into your wssl in-league account.
  3. Click on "Online Courses" in the top menu.
  4. Scroll down to see Safe Haven, CDC Concussion or Regional Referee Course and click the blue "open" button to the right for the relevant course.
  5. On the next page click Launch to take and complete the course.

For Safe Haven and Regional Referee Courses, all modules for each course must be taken for the course to be considered complete. Please note that the online Regional Referee course is not a substitute for the in person class. Its aim is to get new referees up to speed so they can attend the in-person Regional Referee class without first attending the U-8 Official class.