Grade 8 Referee: Competitive Youth Games
Must be 16 yrs of age the day of the class (if you will turn 16 yrs of age on or just prior to the date of the classroom session, you will need to contact the referee office to register: firstname.lastname@example.org )
This Grade 8 Referee class is to certify referees for the competitive youth game. You may officiate both recreational and competitive "travel" soccer games.
GRADE 9 Recreational Referee Requirements
1. Minimum 14 years of age on the day of the class
2. Can only officiate RECREATIONAL soccer game
3. Cannot officiate travel games
4. Must attend a one day classroom session in its entirety
5. Pass a 50 question multiple choice classroom exam with a score of at least 75%
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Please remember that this is Youth soccer. Not only are the players young and learning about the game, Westfield Soccer sponsors referee training and a vast majority of the referees, particularly those in the in-town league, are young and also learning their craft.
Players, coaches and parents are never permitted to harass a referee, question or even loudly comment on their calls. The referee has the right to eject parents, coaches and players from the field for dissenting behavior and, under extreme circumstances, can even call an end to the game.
Coaches, spectators and parents should always direct their energy towards offering only positive encouragement to those that are on the field and trying their best the players and the referees.