Essex County Youth Soccer Association

Referee Home

 Welcome to the web page with information for current and prospective ECYSA referees! Check back to this page frequently for updated information. If you have suggestions for additions to the site, please let us know!

Your Assignor

Your assignor is Ben Reed
   Phone: (978) 283-2338 for soccer issues (note - It's a landline! Don't try to text it.)
   Mailing address: 12 Middle Street, #5, Gloucester, MA 01930

Latest News (2021-07-20)

Fall NRO Meeting Schedule now available
        Visit the New Referee Orientation Meetings page to view the schedule.

New Guest Player Pass policy in effect for the Spring 2021 season
        The program is being expanded to include all grade groups this season. Visit the Guest Player Pass Program / Coach Credentials page to see the details of the program, and to view a summary of what credentials a coach needs to present and wear at the game.

COVID-19 information for the spring season is now available.
        Be sure you know what to do! Visit the COVID-19 Considerations page to see what you need to know.

IMPORTANT - New Policy for Game Reporting !!
         ECYSA is REQUIRING that you enter your game reports no later than 9:00 PM of the day after your assignment, whether the game was played to completion or abandoned. Failure to do so may result in a $5 deduction from your pay for that game.

General Information For Referees

  • Need help using the web site to grab games, check your schedule, update your availability, or submitting game reports? Then check out our Technology Tips page.
  • Physical fitness is an important element of being an effective referee. The Referee Fitness page contains resources to help you prepare your body for the soccer season.

Useful Links for Referees

If you are having trouble viewing that last link on a mobile device, click on the Spring 2021 COVID-19 QandA YouTube video to pause its download, and the page should finish loading very shortly after that.

For Referees New to ECYSA

New Referee Orientation Meetings - If you have never refereed any ECYSA games, you must attend one these meetings! We'll let you know when the schedule is available.

Interested in Joining ECYSA's Referee Team?

For information on becoming a referee, click on one of the following links:


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