Essex County Youth Soccer Association

Referee Home

 Welcome to the web page with information for current and prospective ECYSA referees! Check back to this page frequently for updated information. If you have suggestions for additions to the site, please let us know!

Your Assignor

Your assignor is Ben Reed
   Phone: (351) 217-9488 for soccer issues (This is a new number, and even better, it's a cell phone!)

Referee Workshops

Ben Reed will be hosting 3 referee workshops this winter. These meetings will be held over Zoom, invitations for which will go out 24 or 48 hours before the event. Attendance is optional and no sign-up is required - just tune in! Remember, these sessions do not count towards your MSRC recertification requirements, but they are fun and helpful nonetheless. And if you do attend any, you will receive a bonus to your game pay for all games you work in the Spring and Fall 2024 seasons of $1 for each workshop you attend! Pretty cool, huh?

Here's the schedule:

  • Saturday, January 27th, 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Saturday, February 24th, 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Saturday, March 16th, 9:30-11:30 AM

These workshops provide an opportunity to meet with other referees of varying experience. We will go over scenarios and basic information is that particular to ECYSA, including any updates for the upcoming spring season. We encourage referees of all experience to attend.

Latest News (2024-02-08)

Schedule for NRO Meetings for the Spring 2024 season now posted.
        Refer to the New Referee Orientation Meetings page for the meeting schedule for the spring season.

Updated Guest Player Pass policy will be in effect for the Spring 2024 season
        The program is now available to all grade groups. Visit the Guest Player Pass Program / Coach Credentials page to see the details of the program, and to view a summary of what credentials a coach needs to present and wear at the game.

IMPORTANT - Reminder about our Game Reporting !!
         Remember to enter your game reports no later than 9:00 PM of the day after your assignment, whether the game was played to completion or abandoned. Failure to do so may result in a $5 deduction from your pay for that game.

General Information For Referees

  • Need help using the web site to grab games, check your schedule, update your availability, or submitting game reports? Then check out our Technology Tips page.
  • Physical fitness is an important element of being an effective referee. The Referee Fitness page contains resources to help you prepare your body for the soccer season.

Useful Links for Referees

For Referees New to ECYSA

New Referee Orientation Meetings - If you have never refereed any ECYSA games, you must attend one these meetings! We'll let you know when the schedule is available.

Interested in Joining ECYSA's Referee Team?

For information on becoming a referee, click on one of the following links:


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