All WYSA Intown soccer games are officiated by referees drawn from the ranks of WYSA Intown soccer players. Intown Referees must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officiate an Intown soccer game:
The WYSA Intown referee coordinator will endeavor to fairly assign games to all eligible referees throughout the season. It is WYSA’s policy to assign two referees to all Intown games whenever possible. It is also policy to assign novice referees to work with more experienced referees whenever possible and to make sure the ages of the referees are appropriate relative to the ages of the Intown game participants.
WYSA relies on feedback from coaches as well as observations of WYSA Board Members when evaluating Intown referees. When necessary, further training will be conducted. It is a priority of WYSA to provide a fair and safe game environment for the players. Although every effort will be made to qualify a referee found deficient, a referee will not be allowed to officiate a game if it is determined that players or the referee are at risk due to a lack of knowledge and / or experience.
WYSA will encourage all eligible Intown Referees to pursue training to become certified Travel referees