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How to become a West Hartford NON USSF Recreational Referee

How to become a West Hartford NON USSF Recreational Referee

WHGSL & WHYSA uses NON-USSF certified referees to officiate recreational games in the fall and spring season. If any of you are interested in becoming a NON-USSF referee and would like an opportunity to referee our WH recreational games, please take the time to register on our website.  Referees need to be at least 13yrs old to begin officiating.  

Registration can be found on the left side of this page

Sign-up for Recreational games:
An email blast will be sent to all referees listed in our database. This email will invite everyone listed in our database to come to our in-house recreational referee game assignment. We will have all games posted for anyone to select which games they want to officiate. This meeting will consist of both Co-Ed and girls WH Rec soccer games to pick from. There will be one meeting in April for the spring season and another meeting scheduled in Aug for fall the recreational season. Please look for the email blast from the club or tune here on our website for the most updated information.

Two-man referee system:

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES do we ever referee using the two-man system like it is done in high school! WH soccer follows FIFA official rules and NOT HS officiating rules. Our club will not pay for two CR for the same game. If you ever short a referee, ask the coaches to find a parent volunteer to run the line for you - be a club linesman as long as both coaches agree. That volunteer is to only let you know when the ball goes to play and you make the call for the direction. If by chance you are the only referee at the field, you now become the center referee and follow the process of asking coaches to find you, two volunteer parents, to do the line for you. CJSA, CSRP and both WH clubs all forbid the two-man referee system in West Hartford!! If an incident were to ever happen; WH soccer, CJSA, and CSRP will never support an official in any capacity.

New game duration for WHYSA Recreational games: click here

New game duration for WHGSL Recreational games: click here

FIFA Laws of the Game:

Recreational Soccer

Referee WHYSA Recreational Assignor:
WHYSA Co-ed Referee Coordinator for Mites, Junior and Senior

Referee WHGSL Recreational Assignor
WHGSL Girls Referee Coordinator for Mites, Junior and Senior

If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.

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