Referees are one of the key components of the game. They help ensure a fair and safe environment for the players, coaches, and spectators.
Wilmington Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) strives to maintain a capable and well-trained referee corps to officiate both Intown and Travel soccer games.
Wilmington Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is committed to encouraging all eligible WYSA members to pursue training to become certified travel referees. Pleaser reference the section labeled “Become a Referee”.
WYSA will furnish a certified referee assignor to assign referees to all travel games in the fall season and to all U10 games and assistant referees in the Spring season.
A Middlesex Youth Soccer League certified referee assignor will assign referees to all other spring travel games. Referees are assigned on the basis of competency, experience, and age-appropriateness for a given age group and level of play.
For certified referees within WYSA, annual recertification is required to stay active within the current referee grade and WYSA will fully reimburse those referees who attend and successfully complete their annual recertification and who have refereed at least ten Wilmington games during the previous calendar year.
Additionally, WYSA encourages travel referees to attend training seminars and be assessed frequently to advance their referee grade.
For Intown referees or other individuals seeking to become a certified referee (Grade 8), WYSA will reimburse the certification course upon successful completion.
Refer to the Massachusetts Referee web site, located at www.massref.net, for more information as this is subject to change without notice.