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Westport Soccer Association

Westport Soccer Association

Overview

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

"Yellowshirt" soccer referees require USSF certification through the state of CT (https://ctreferee.net).   
To qualify, you must be age 13 or older at the time of registration. Certification requires completing an online course/test and in-class/field training. Fee is $93.95 plus uniform cost. RE-certification is required each year ** 

**REcertification for 2021 is now open for testing and it's free (only for the 2021 year).    Go to https://ctreferee.net 

NEW referees (Grassroots program) certification is now open thru 3/31/2021.  Go to https://ctreferee.net


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]


COVID SAFETY

IMPORTANT  CJSA RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOL (Oct 2020)

REFEREES BE AWARE OF THESE ADJUSTED GAME RULES FOR YOUR SAFETY: 

COVID GUIDELINES/ADJUSTED GAME RULES HIGHLIGHTS: 
No pre-game check-in.  Refs will not handle any player passes. 
Head Coach will hand Ref the team roster and verbally verify all players present are on roster.
Ref asks the coach if all his players are legally equipped (i.e., shin guards, no jewelry
No pre-game coin toss.  Home team picks field side to defend and Away team will kick-off
If a Ref issues a red card, Ref takes pictures of both rosters to file with  report. 
Referees Must wear a mask coming and going, not required during match (same for players)
Refs can use a mouth whistle.  Electronic whistle is optional
Refs are not the COVID COPS. Clubs handle all the off the field issues regarding masks and Social Distancing.
Refs can stop the game if a specator causes incident 
Ref's job is to focus on the players and their safety.  
Spitting is automatic YELLOW card, 2nd time = Red Card.
Ball out of touch is still a THROW IN.  Clubs cannot modify this to make it a kick in for any CJSA sanctioned Classic Travel league games.
If a Referee feels ill after a match, or has a positive Covid-19 test, it is MANDATORY to report that to Ron Packard, [email protected]

 

FAQ

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

USSF CERTIFICATION PROCESS: 

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:   https://www.ctreferee.net 

New USSF Certification (grassroots) and REcertification testing for 2021 year is now OPEN on https://www.ctreferee.net  
Grassroots certification ends 3/31/2021.  REcertification usually closes at the end of December.  

USSF Uniform:  Standards of dress & appearance     

Where to purchase uniform/equipment:  
www.officialsports.com 


WESTPORT REFEREE ASSIGNING PROCESS: 

How to add your name to the active spring 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 assignr.com and request games.

Game Schedules & Assignments
All games will post on assignr.com 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:   
1) All referees must submit a completed W9 form to the WSA Referee Assignor, [email protected] 
2) Enroll in direct deposit Chase QuickPay/Zelle.  (no paper checks)**Be sure your bank partners with Chase/Zelle and the account receiving the referee $ is in an adult's name (no custodial accounts). CanNOT be linked to a debit card account. 
3) Sorry, we do NOT offer paper checks nor cash. No exceptions!

Game Fees:   WSA referee fees 2020

WSA payment policy:   WSA payment policy 2020

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

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Contact

Westport Soccer Association
PO Box 2561 
Westport, Connecticut 06880

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

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