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Westport Soccer Association

Westport Soccer Association


USSF CERTIFIED "YELLOWSHIRT" REFEREE (officiates REC, Travel, &  higher levels):


Must be at least 13 year old at the time of registration. 

USSF certification testing for "Yellowshirts" entry level (grade 8  grass roots) includes registering for the USSF clinic on,  and completing the online test portion on the US Soccer Learning Center ( This is new, and it can be a little confusing, so by all means have anyone reach out to me directly with questions.  There is a fee of around $95 to register and complete the test. 

All current USSF referees must RE-certify following the process above .  Please read the CSRP (CT Soccer Referee Program) website carefully:

If you have trouble with your registration or testing, contact: 

Carmine Caparaso
Director of Operations
Connecticut State Referee Program

Once certified, USSF referees can work Rec, Travel and Premier level games throughout the US!  We welcome all qualified, responsible, reliable referees to join our Westport referee pool.  Please read the FAQ below for more information. 

We look forward to working with you. 

Kathleen, Robby & Steve

WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected]
WSA Referee Program Advisor & USSF Referee, Robby Casey, [email protected]
WSA Referee Mentor & USSF Referee,  Steve Divino, [email protected]


  Go to our Covid Safety Page 
(masks are optional for players and referees participating in the game.)

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


QUESTIONS? contact: WSA referee assignor, Kathleen, [email protected]


Age Requirement:   
Must be age 13 or older at the time of registration. 

Where to get USSF certified or re-certified:   Go to the CT State Referee Program website: 

New USSF Certification (grassroots) and REcertification testing for 20212 year is on   

USSF Uniform:  Standards of dress & appearance     

Where to purchase uniform/equipment: 


How to add your name to the active fall 2021 referee pool in Westport:   

Contact WSA Referee Assignor, Kathleen Galley, [email protected] to receive a referee userID that will allow you to activate an account on our referee website and request games.

Game Schedules & Assignments
All games will post on each Sunday evening for referee requests.  It is not first come first serve. 
Assigning is based on referee experience and level of play. 
Seasons are Spring (April - June) and Fall (Sept - Nov). 
REC games
(2nd-8th grades & High School) are on Saturdays.
Travel games (U9 - U15) are on Sundays. 

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 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

Westport Referee Assignor:  Kathleen Galley / [email protected] / c: 203-246-0761



Westport Soccer Association
PO Box 2561 
Westport, Connecticut 06880

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

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