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 WYSL Referee Assignor, Bruce Mandel, for details.

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.
  • It is preferred that youth referees currently play travel soccer.

For more information about becoming a WSRO/WYSL Referee reach out to WSRO.

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.