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

USSF certification testing for "Yellowshirts" entry level (grade 8  grass roots) includes:
1) registering for the USSF clinic on
2) completing the online test portion on the US Soccer Learning Center (

The US Soccer Learning Center  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 & Chris

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

Controling Unruly Spectators



When in the opinion of the referee spectators become disruptive, the referee may suspend the match and request that the coach or coaches restrain their respective fans/spectators. Coaches are duty-bound to assist in this process. If the referee is unsatisfied that calm is restored or believes that fair play is unlikely to resume, he/she may abandon the match and must inform their assignor and file a report with the District.

If coaches refuse to cooperate promptly and effectively, referees should dismiss them immediately and abandon the match if there is no other adult present who is listed on the roster.  There must be an adult who has passed the CJSA background check present with the players on their side of the field.  If not, then the match must be abandoned.  No one else is acceptable.  Not a player parent, etc.

Report all games incidents to your assignor and send an official game report to a game report with their district.  Contact southwest district assignor Frank McGarey to help file game reports properly.  Without a game report we cannot help referees! 

Any questions, contact SWD Referee Assignor, Frank McGarey,  

[email protected]



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

Goal Safety:
All goals must be secured with filled sandbags to prevent tipping.  If sandbags are not on the field, check the plastic storage coffins at the edge of the field. 


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 2022 year is on   

USSF Uniform:  Standards of dress & appearance     

Where to purchase uniform/equipment: 


How to add your name to the active fall 2022 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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