This year, LYSA wants to take a little stress off the coaches for the Rec age groups. One of the many ideas we had was to form our own referee pool to run the games on Saturday mornings. With a ref to control the game, coaches don’t have to worry about calling fouls, who played the ball out of bounds, and keeping time all while trying to make sure the players are getting enough time and attention during the game. Board members will help cover, but we want to open this completely FREE ref training to anyone interested. Once you have completed training with LYSA, you will be given a LYSA REF shirt, a whistle, and you can earn money for each game you ref. $5 for each U7 game and $10 for each U9 game. Parents, older siblings, cousins, fans of the game, sign up today! Free to register, and no obligation.
If you have already created your main account by registering players, you will use the same login and info to register for this program. If not, please follow the instructions for “Getting Registered” at Rules, Forms, GotSport Help. At this time we are not putting any age limits on this program, but please only register if you feel confident in running a game of U7 and U9 players (typically 12+).
If you are interested in being properly certified and earning more money to ref at the Rec+ and Travel/Club levels, please see the links below for entry-level certification classes. You are welcome to take any class you can register for, but Thom Parks is our local Ref Assignor and we recommend taking his classes as he is local. Refs are in short supply in every sport and state, but we take our ref safety very seriously and will always protect our refs. We have a zero-tolerance policy on abuse at our fields, as do many around us, and you can always look for a LYSA certified board member at Reese Park for questions or issues.