Eastchester Youth Soccer’s Recreation League utilizes USSF-certified youth referees for our games. They may be supplemented with qualified adult referees and by parents for the Junior FutureStars, our youngest division.  Courses are available through the Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) www.wsroref.com. EYSA also provides “In-house” clinics for officials and volunteers.  Contact Referee Director Jack Langstine for information related to officiating at 914-522-0529 or at refwestchester@gmail.com.

referee4Through the efforts of the referees we strive to help children have fun while playing the game. Recreation league referees should give explanations for infractions of the Laws of the Game and clear signals to indicate that a foul or violation has occurred. This is especially true at the younger levels where skills are just beginning to be formed and things happen on the field that may be unavoidable.

We also want parents and grandparents and others who may be spectators to have a better understanding of “America’s New Game”.  See “Laws of the Game-Modified” on our home page  for how the Laws pertain to our younger teams.

referee3During the off-seasons, special sessions on the Laws of Soccer are held for “coaches-only” at varying levels of experience to enhance their knowledge of the game through a deeper understanding of the Laws.

Check Laws of the Game on the FIFA site, www.theifab.com, for the complete Laws and situational interpretations.