Welcome to the Home Page for ECYSA Referees.
On this page from top to bottom you will find the following information: the most recently sent and relevant Referee news blast/email. This may be followed by additional news blasts with other important pieces of news.
There is currently a lot of information on this page. Make sure you have not missed anything
These are followed by instructions on how to post your games and fill out a game report, as well as how to create your ECYSA referee account.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!  You need to let me know if you have changed your email address. The database for the group email is a different one than your ECYSA referee profile information

The Availability Form for ECYSA's Spring 2017 season is now online.

The dead line for getting this filled out is Friday, March 17th.


Please log into your ECYSA referee account and fill it out. Remember, the only place you should be going to is: www.ecysa.org



Dates for the ECYSA Winter referee workshops are as follows:


Saturday, January 14th 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Saturday, February 11th 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


The first two workshops will take place at the following location.


The  Polish Club

12 Cheever St.

Danvers Ma. 01923.


We will be meeting in the big function room this Winter


The third and final workshop/meeting will take place on:


Tuesday, March 28th 2017 at the location below.


Black Swan Country Club

285 Andover St.

Georgetown Ma. 01833.  (This is located on Route 133).

 Be there by 7:00 PM for this workshop


These are an opportunity to sit in with referees who've refereed for many years, as well as other newer referees. While there, we will go over scenarios and basic information that is crucial to your development, understanding and knowledge of refereeing.


Workshops also provide you with bonus money.

Attend one workshop and earn $1 more for every game you referee in the upcoming year.

Two workshops equals $2 more per game.

Attend all three and earn $3 more per game for the year 2017.


Bonus pay for 2016 is now null and void. We all start over agian for each year.


A  function called 'Profile' has been added to referee menu's.
This function will allow referee's to update changes to values such as mail
address, e-mail, and phone numbers. You now have the ability to go in and make the changes yourself.
Please, no matter how small the change to your information is, it is important for you to let me know the changes you have made.
 This is especially true if you have changed your email address.
Referee news blasts, are on a different website that I work from. If you change your email address, and I don't know about it, I can't change it on the news blast page. Thus, you will stop receiving the news blasts from me.
As always, any changes you make must also be made on your MSRC account too.
Starting in 2015 it became mandatory for all referees, wishing to officiate in ECYSA, to take an online concussion awareness seminar
 Without taking this 30 minute FREE online course, you will not be allowed to referee ECYSA games. It is not a difficult thing to get done. So please, get it done. Keep your printed certificate email me a copy of it
In my opinion, the CDC course just seems to be quicker and easier to get into.

In recognition of the severe health risks that concussions represent to our players, the ECYSA Board of Directors has voted to make concussion awareness training mandatory for all coaches, assistant coaches and referees involved in ECYSA matches as of Spring 2015 season. It is further recommended that all parents and players be strongly encouraged to complete an awareness course as well.
There are 2 recommended online courses available at no cost, either are acceptable. Each takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and provides the participant a certificate upon successful completion that serves to provide verification and documentation of such.


Concussion related courses can be found at: Center For Disease Control & National Federation of High School Sports (or NFHS)

Certification for ECYSA purposes will be valid for 1 year. Any coaches or referees who have completed the course within the past 2 years and can provide documentation of completion do not have to take it again at this time.


  Brand new referees for the upcoming Spring 2017 season must attend one of these classes. Dates, times and locations are now confirmed. If you have never set foot on a field as a referee in ECYSA, attending one is mandatory. Failure to attend one will prevent me from employing you. If it has been several seasons since you last did an ECYSA game, you should attend a class. They are no cost to you. ECYSA runs these. You need not sign up at massref.net. You do however need to let me know, via email, which one you will attend.

 About the NRO's. They are primarily in place for referees who have yet to set foot on a field as a referee. That said, anyone who lacks experience, or confidence, is welcome. Maybe you have only done a hand full of ECYSA games in the last few years. Or, maybe you've done a season or two of your in town program and feel ready for the next step in your referee career. Are you looking for a bit more challenge? Then these are for you. They will be fun, informative, friendly, and safe.
 Brand new referees must attend one before getting ECYSA games.
All emails should go to me at:  benrefereed.soccer@verizon.net

All orientations will take place at:


Polish Club of Danvers

12 Cheever St.

Danvers Ma. 01923

 Times and dates for New To ECYSA Referee Orientation Meetings" are as follows:

Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 1 
Saturday,  March 11th      9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 2
Sunday,   March     19th    2:00 pm -   4:30 pm

Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 3


Sunday,   March     26th    5:00 pm -   7:30 pm



Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 4


Saturday,   April      1st     9:30 am - 12:00 pm


You must  attend one. Take your pick, and let me know which one.

Yes, you may have just taken a USSF referee course.

But these courses don't provide you with all you need to help you flourish.


These ECYSA meetings will accomplish several things.

1) Get to meet your assignor face to face in a small group.

2) Learn how to properly check in a team by ECYSA standards

3) Pre and post game duties.

4) Hints and refereeing tricks of the trade.

5) We will touch upon other basics as well.

6) Wear your referee uniform (shoes suited for indoor. No cleats)

It is my understanding that many referee uniforms are back ordered.

Order them NOW!

It is most important to attend a meeting. All are welcome, uniform or not.


7) Bring a whistle, paper, and writing utensil.


It will be fun and informative, which is good, since it is required if you want to referee in Essex County.

We take our commitment to you seriously.

We want refereeing in Essex County to be the best experience possible.


If you are under 18 years of age, it would be helpful if a parent could stay for the class.

You will play a large role in the success of your child's new (first?) job.



1) Login to your account

2) Click on "Games" Menu

3) Click on "Post Game Score / Report"

4) Enter requested information – game #

5) Click NEXT

6) Game particulars will be displayed at top of form.

7) Enter whether game was Abandoned, Cancelled, or Played.

8) Enter game score, or check off forfeiting team.

9) Choose weather info from pull-down menu.

10) Enter Field Conditions info from pull-down menu.

11) VERY IMPORTANT – If you have NO issues, go to the issues button. In the drop down menu,

and choose “No Issues” to complete report..

12) If you do have issues, enter issue & team info from pull-down menus, & fill in all

other information fields pertaining to that issue.

A) Each card &/or incident is listed separately.

13) Enter any comments in Game Comments Box.

14) Click finish.

15) If you have entered all required information you will get a “successfully posted” message.

16) VERY IMPORTANT! Once you have successfully posted your games, run a “Referee Payment Report.” This confirms successful posting of games and allows you to see your referee earnings to date


Additional Notes:

Regardless of the weather at your house, ALWAYS check the field availability, at www.ecysa.org , found in the drop down menu on the games buttom. If the fields are green, your games are happening. Red means stay home, or look for other games to referee.

Players MUST appear on the laminated ECYSA roster & have a valid ECYSA laminated player pass.. If they do not have both, THEY WILL NOT PLAY.

Coaches with a valid laminated ECYSA coaches may coach, whether they appear on the roster or not.


How to create your account

1) Go to www.ecysa.org

2) Click on referee button.

3) Once you are at the Essex Referee Web Site, click on login.

4) Towards the bottom of the screen, Click Create Account.

5) The Create Account screen will appear, enter your referee I.D. (your four digit ECYSA referee number) in the account field.

6) Enter your email address. This will be used to send you your password if you forget it.

7) Enter your password twice.

8) Click SUBMIT button to finish completing your account. You will be automatically logged in.

9) Click on games to access all referee functions.

Thank you,

Ben Reed,

USSF & ECYSA Referee Assignor