Welcome to the Home Page for ECYSA Referees.
On this page from top to bottom you will find the following information: the most recently sent and relevant Referee news blast/email. This may be followed by additional news blasts with other important pieces of news.
There is currently a lot of information on this page. Make sure you have not missed anything
These are followed by instructions on how to post your games and fill out a game report, as well as how to create your ECYSA referee account.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!  You need to let me know if you have changed your email address. The database for the group email is a different one than your ECYSA referee profile information

The Availability Form for ECYSA's FALL 2017 season is now online.


Availability deadline for this season, Fall 2017, has been extended by 2 days. Availability will come down Friday, August 23rd at midnight.


Please log into your ECYSA referee account and fill it out. Remember, the only place you should be going to is: www.ecysa.org

In the Fall, ECYSA has scheduled (G4 (U-10) / G6 (U-12) / G8 (U-14)) games, all day on Saturday. These games are refereed with just one referee. Traditionally, there are no games scheduled for Sundays. For newer referees still learning the ropes, you have a better chance of being assigned games if you select "EITHER" as opposed to "AM or PM," Be flexible in working, whenever possible.  Make notes in the comments box of any pertinent information. Be brief, 50 characters maximum

New Policy Starting Spring 2017


Coach Credentials

Starting Spring 2017 ALL ECYSA registered coaches, 18 years of age and older, must now also have their coaches credentials visible at all times.


It shall be on a lanyard around their neck.

As you know, coaches MUST have a valid ECYSA coach pass with a current season sticker on it, this is not new. This season is “FALL 2017”

Coaches 18 and older are now required to have both forms of identification in order to coach from their team (technical) area.


If they do not have both forms of I.D. they shall go to the spectator side.


Town and name of coach shall go into your post game report.

Coaches younger than 18 years do NOT require a credential on a lanyard. They do require a valid ECYSA coach pass



A  function called 'Profile' has been added to referee menu's.
This function will allow referee's to update changes to values such as mail
address, and phone numbers. You now have the ability to go in and make the changes yourself.
Please, no matter how small the change to your information is, it is important for you to let me know the changes you have made.
 This is especially true if you have changed your email address.
Referee news blasts, are sent on a different carrier and separate database website that I work from. If you change your email address, and I don't know about it, I can't change it on the news blast page. Thus, you will stop receiving the news blasts from me.
As always, any changes you make must also be made on your MSRC account too.

  Brand new referees for the upcoming FALL 2017 season must attend one of these meetings. Dates, times and locations are now confirmed. If you have never set foot on a field as a referee in ECYSA, attending one is mandatory. Failure to attend one will prevent me from employing you. If it has been several seasons since you last did an ECYSA game, you should attend a class. They are no cost to you. ECYSA runs these. You need not sign up at massref.net. You do however need to let me know, via email, which one you will attend.

 About the NRO's. They are primarily in place for referees who have yet to set foot on a field as a referee. That said, anyone who lacks experience, or confidence, is welcome. Maybe you have only done a hand full of ECYSA games in the last few years. Or, maybe you've done a season or two of your in town program and feel ready for the next step in your referee career. Are you looking for a bit more challenge? Then these are for you. They will be fun, informative, friendly, and safe.
 Brand new referees must attend one before getting ECYSA games.
All emails should go to me at:  benrefereed.soccer@verizon.net

All orientations will take place at:


Polish Club of Danvers

12 Cheever St.

Danvers Ma. 01923

 Times and dates for New To ECYSA Referee Orientation Meetings" are as follows:

Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 1 
Saturday, August 19th      9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 2
Sunday,  August     27th    6:30 pm -   9:00 pm

Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 3


Sunday,  September     10th    6:00 pm -   8:30 pm



You must  attend one. Take your pick, and let me know which one.

Yes, you may have just taken a USSF referee course.

But these courses don't provide you with all you need to help you flourish.


These ECYSA meetings will accomplish several things.

1) Get to meet your assignor face to face in a small group.

2) Learn how to properly check in a team by ECYSA standards

3) Pre and post game duties.

4) Hints and refereeing tricks of the trade.

5) We will touch upon other basics as well.

6) Wear your referee uniform (shoes suited for indoor. No cleats)

It is my understanding that many referee uniforms are back ordered.

Order them NOW!

It is most important to attend a meeting. All are welcome, uniform or not.


7) Bring a whistle, paper, and writing utensil.


It will be fun and informative, which is good, since it is required if you want to referee in Essex County.

We take our commitment to you seriously.

We want refereeing in Essex County to be the best experience possible.


If you are under 18 years of age, it would be helpful if a parent could stay for the class.

You will play a large role in the success of your child's new (first?) job.



1) Login to your account

2) Click on "Games" Menu

3) Click on "Post Game Score / Report"

4) Enter requested information – game #

5) Click NEXT

6) Game particulars will be displayed at top of form.

7) Enter whether game was Abandoned, Cancelled, or Played.

8) Enter game score, or check off forfeiting team.

9) Choose weather info from pull-down menu.

10) Enter Field Conditions info from pull-down menu.

11) VERY IMPORTANT – If you have NO issues, go to the issues button. In the drop down menu,

and choose “No Issues” to complete report..

12) If you do have issues, enter issue & team info from pull-down menus, & fill in all

other information fields pertaining to that issue.

A) Each card &/or incident is listed separately.

13) Enter any comments in Game Comments Box.

14) Click finish.

15) If you have entered all required information you will get a “successfully posted” message.

16) VERY IMPORTANT! Once you have successfully posted your games, run a “Referee Payment Report.” This confirms successful posting of games and allows you to see your referee earnings to date


Additional Notes:

Regardless of the weather at your house, ALWAYS check the field availability, at www.ecysa.org , found in the drop down menu on the games buttom. If the fields are green, your games are happening. Red means stay home, or look for other games to referee.

Players MUST appear on the laminated ECYSA roster & have a valid ECYSA laminated player pass.. If they do not have both, THEY WILL NOT PLAY.

Coaches with a valid laminated ECYSA coaches may coach, whether they appear on the roster or not.


How to create your account

1) Go to www.ecysa.org

2) Click on referee button.

3) Once you are at the Essex Referee Web Site, click on login.

4) Towards the bottom of the screen, Click Create Account.

5) The Create Account screen will appear, enter your referee I.D. (your four digit ECYSA referee number) in the account field.

6) Enter your email address. This will be used to send you your password if you forget it.

7) Enter your password twice.

8) Click SUBMIT button to finish completing your account. You will be automatically logged in.

9) Click on games to access all referee functions.

Thank you,

Ben Reed,

USSF & ECYSA Referee Assignor