West Side Soccer is currently offering referee classes:
Entry Level: U8 Official class on Tuesday October 26, 2021, 6pm to 9:30pm, via Zoom. For referees in U6 to U8.
Second Level: level Regional (a/k/a Basic) Referee class on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:30pm to 9:30pm via Zoom. For referees in U9 to U12.
Third Level: Intermediate Referee class to be held on the last Saturday of January. For referees in U13/14 to U19. Likely to be in-person in Manhattan.
Attendees MUST register in advance at AYSOU.org using their OWN login and password. DO NOT login using someone else's email and password or you will not receive credit for these classes. A link to the Zoom classes will be sent shortly before the class to the email address used to register. Please do not forward the link to unregistered volunteers.
Please see the instructions below and email Michael Titowsky with any questions or requests for training.
Class attendance ALWAYS requires registration in advance at AYSOU.org, which means that volunteers must first register on the WSSL.org website under your Player & Volunteer Profile. This will kick off the background check process which is a legal requirement for all adult volunteers.
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 (subject to approval by their school). 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.
Complete Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Regional Referee Companion Courses Online at AYSOU.org
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.