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Welcome to the WSA "Blackshirt" Soccer Referee Program (for REC games only):  

Westport Soccer's "Blackshirt" (non-certified, Rec games only) referee program is a terrific opportunity for our youth (age 12 and older) to get involved, gain valuable experience, build confidence and make money too!  Blackshirts are entry-level, non-certified referees and can only officiate WSA REC intramural games  on Saturdays (no Travel games ). Pre-season referee training is held in April and September and led by adult USSF certified referee mentors.  No experience is necessary, however, it's essential to understand the Laws of the Game and enjoy what you're doing.  There's lots to learn and never a dull moment in each game.  Check out more details below. 

To receive game assignments in Westport, you need to contact WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected] 

We look forward to working with you. 

Robby & Chris & Kathleen

WSA Referee Program Advisor & USSF Referee, Robby Casey, [email protected]
USSF Referee Mentor & Training Lead, Chris Good, [email protected]   
WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected]



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WSA BLACKSHIRT REFEREE TRAINING: 

CHRIS GOOD, USSF Referee & Mentor and ROBBY CASEY, USSF REFEREE & WSA REFEREE PROGRAM ADVISOR will be leading a: 


WSA Blackshirt Referee Training for Spring 2022:

--- ZOOM TRAINING on 4/12.  Did you miss it?   Check out Chris Good's PowerPoint  Presentation

--- IN-PERSON TRAINING on Mon 4/25 @ 6pm- 7:30pm on Wakeman B Turf in Westport

Boys & Girls age 12 and up are welcome. 

Interested referees should should contact Westport Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected] , who will set up a referee account on assignr.com to view and request game assignments. 



        

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WEATHER

IMPORTANT  MUST READ!  


INCLEMENT WEATHER.  CJSA Lightning/Thunder Policy:  

Lightning – Recognizing the threat.  
Apply the 30-30 rule: When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter. If you can’t see the lightning, just hearing the thunder is a good back-up rule. 
Wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter. Referees must protect the safety of all participants by stopping game activities quickly, so that participants and spectators may retire to a safer place before the lightning threat becomes significant. Remember, if you can hear the thunder, you are within reach of lightning

WSA BLACKSHIRT PROGRAM - FAQ

Age Requirement:   Blackshirt Referees must be age 12 or older.  

How to Sign Up: Contact WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected] to receive a userID to activate a referee account on assignr.com 

Blackshirt Training:  Blackshirts have instructional field training before each season (April/spring & Sept/fall). All Blackshirts must study and understand the Laws of the Game.  Mentoring is offered throughout the season.  All new referees will be paired with experienced refs on each game. 

How to Receive Game Assignments:  All games are posted on our assigning website, assignr.com every Sunday evening in the fall and spring seasons.  Referees can view and make requests.  userID  access to this website is by invitation only from your referee assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected] 

REC Game Schedule: Saturdays between 8am - 6pm in Westport. Spring (April - June).  Fall (Sept - Nov). 

UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT:  CLICK HERE

Payment Process:   WSA pays referees thru MELIO payments (direct deposit or paper check)
- All payment notices will be sent to the email that is on the referee's assignr.com account
- All referees must complete a W9 form  and send to Westport referee assignor, Kathleen Galley:  [email protected]
or send by snail mail to: Westport Soccer, PO Box 2561, Westport, CT 06880, att: Ref Assignor

Ref/Game Fees & WSA payment policy:   WSA payment policy 2021


Who should  I contact if I need to report a game incident?
For player injuries, coach or parent issues, game cancellations, team no-shows, etc: 
WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected]
WSA USSF Referee Advisor, Robby Casey, [email protected]


Contact

Westport Soccer Association
PO Box 2561 
Westport, Connecticut 06880

Phone: 203-221-9900
Email: [email protected]

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