Referees

We encourage players to complete referee courses and ref developmental soccer games each Sunday afternoon, during the season.

Overall, Somers relies on youth and adult referees every weekend to cover in-town and travel games, if you are not currently a referee or haven’t refereed in a few years and are interested in becoming qualified/re-qualified, read on!

There are three referee opportunities for Somers residents:

AYSO REFEREE (IN-TOWN)  For Core (in-town) games youth referees are needed to cover kindergarten and 1st grade Micro Soccer. In addition, courses are available for 4th graders and up (must be age 10+), including adults, to learn how to cover grades 2 – 12.  More information.

WSRO/FC SOMERS YOUTH REFEREE (U9-U11 REFEREE)  FC Somers seeks youth travel players, on an ongoing basis to ref U9-U11 developmental travel soccer home games. Interested youth must attend an age appropriate Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) course (Grade 8 for U14 and below, Grade for U15 and above). Given the intensity of travel games we recommend that players are a minimum of 13 years of age when they start the training process, and for the first few seasons they will only work the side-lines as an Assistant Referee. Experience as an AYSO referee is not required.  Individuals who have completed the AYSO Intermediate Referee course can cross over to WSRO as a USSF Grade 8 referee but must contact WSRO Referee Assignor, Bruce Mandel, for details.

Upon successful course completion new youth referees must reach out to the FC Somers Referee Assignor, Susie Blanch, to be assigned games.

Upcoming WSRO courses can be found here.

  • A WSRO referree is a paid position, for payment details, click here.
  • A WSRO course costs c. $140. WYSL will cover $65 of the cost and FC Somers half of the remaining cost after the player has covered a minimum of 10 WYSL games, in the season following their certification.
  • Referees are mentored and assigned by the local FC Somers Referee Assignor.
  • It is preferred that youth referees currently play travel soccer.

For more information about refereeing as a youth in Somers for FC Somers home games contact, FC Somers Referee Assignor, Susie Blanch.

For more information about becoming a WSRO/WYSL Referee reach out to WSRO Course Administrator, Jerry Fischoff.

WSRO/WYSL REFEREE  WSRO seeks adult and youth referees to cover games throughout the geographic area of the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) (Manhattan – Somers). Referees must have completed the above mentioned courses (WSRO/FC Somers).

  • A WSRO referee is a paid position, for details of payments, click here.
  • Referees are assigned to games by WSRO.
  • Referees must be willing to travel to games outside of Somers, and have transportation.

For more information about becoming a WSRO/WYSL Referee reach out to WSRO Course Administrator, Jerry Fischoff.

For more information about refereeing as a youth in Somers for FC Somers home games contact, FC Somers Referee Assignor, Susie Blanch.