USSF Certification for Affiliated Youth and Amateur Games

All soccer referees must be certified by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) on a yearly basis.

US Soccer Referee Level policy is currently being restructure.  Accordingly, the referee courses are also being restructured and will be posted as soon as we get clear direction on the courses.  Information to follow.


ALL referees are required to attend three mandatory meetings/clinics a year.  The Registration/Badge meeting held during the winter months (December/January), and the Preseason Meeting / Clinics held before the start of the Spring and Fall seasons.  These meeting are mandatory and must be attended in order to be able to referee.  This requirement includes new referees. 

Please keep checking the website for dates and locations of the meetings, which are generally offered on three dates/locations.

NEW YORK STATE law requires children to be 14 years old or older to be allowed to work.

Westchester Youth Soccer League does not allow Referees to be Center referees until they are 15 years old. Referees who are 14 year olds are only allowed to be Assistant referees.  For further information or questions regarding this policy please contact WYSL at