New Referee Orientation Meetings
This page has been updated for the Fall 2019 Season
About New Referee Orientations
NROs are primarily for referees who have yet to set foot on a field as a referee. That said, anyone who lacks experience, confidence or, maybe has done a season or two of your in-town program and feels ready for the next step in your referee career should attend. Are you looking for a bit more challenge? Then these are for you. They will be fun, informative, friendly, and safe.
Brand new certified referees who wish to officiate ECYSA games must attend one of these orientations. If you have never set foot on a field as a referee in ECYSA, attending one is mandatory. If you don't have much referee experience, you should attend an orientation. Referees who were new last Spring, should strongly consider coming to another one. It will be very helpful. They are no cost to you. ECYSA runs these. You need not sign up at massref.net. You do however need to let Ben Reed know in advance, via email, which one you will attend.
If you are under 18 years of age, it would be helpful (and strongly encouraged) if a parent could stay for the class.
What You Will Learn
These orientations are designed to teach the nuts and bolts of refereeing in ECYSA. We will cover pregame duties, game management, whistle use and mechanics, and post-game duties.
In addition, you will:
- Get to meet your assignor face to face in a small group.
- Learn how to properly check in a team by ECYSA standards.
- Learn hints and refereeing tricks of the trade.
- Learn other refereeing basics, too
What To Bring
- Bring a filled out W-9 form with you!
- Wear your uniform, and bring all your referee gear. Wear shoes designed for indoor use - the orientations will take place indoors.
- Bring a whistle, paper, and something to write with.
Schedule For Fall 2019
These meetings will start on time, so please arrive early! Note: start times have been updated!
|Date||Start Time||End Time||Where|
|Thursday, August 15||6:30 PM||9:00 PM||Polish Club of Danvers, 12 Cheever St. Danvers, MA 01923|
|Monday, August 19||6:00 PM||8:30 PM||Polish Club of Danvers, 12 Cheever St. Danvers, MA 01923|
|Sunday, August 25||5:30 PM||8:00 PM||Polish Club of Danvers, 12 Cheever St. Danvers, MA 01923|
|Sunday, September 15||9:30 AM||12:00 PM||Polish Club of Danvers, 12 Cheever St. Danvers, MA 01923|