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Eastwood Youth Soccer Association

Getting Involved

Interested in becoming a referee for EYSA? People choose to become a soccer referee for many reasons. Some of those reasons include getting exercise, earning money, learning more about soccer, building friendships, and challenging yourself. Ideally referees are at least 13-years-old, complete online training, and attend a free referee training class if one is offered for the season. If this is something you are interested in, please contact us for additional information at [email protected]. Check out this letter from the ESSL Referee Coordinator, Jason Sidell, that contains detailed information regarding SAY referee training for the ESSL. 

If you are interested in completing the referee training, but you missed the last scheduled in-person class, please fill out this brief In-Person Referee Class Request form. This will add your name to a list of individuals interested in attending at a later date and if enough people from the Eastwood district are interested, the ESSL Ref Coordinator will set a different date and come to us. You can still complete the online materials at a time that is convenient to you while you wait for the next opportunity for an in-person class.

If you have completed all of the online training, but have not yet attended an in-person class you are eligible to receive the sign-up link to begin refereeing games immediately. Please send your referee test results to [email protected] and fill out the In-Person Referee Class Request form. Once you have done this the sign-up link for Eastwood home games will be sent to you. 

Spring 2024 In-Person Referee Clinic and Training:
When: March 23 9am-Noon
Where: Oregon Rec.

New refs can continue to use the SAY Soccer referee online training to complete online coursework prior to the in-person meeting. Ohio Soccer Association recognizes that being a rec league, we do not have to follow their guidelines and require the USSF grassroots certification. With that being said, if anyone is thinking about refereeing games outside of the ESSL, they will need the grassroots cert. and should take that course.

The cost for the in-person course is $10. Each referee that attends will receive a new whistle, flip coin, notepad with cards, badge, and rule book. The $10 dollars covers the cost for these items. Payment can be made to Jason Sidell, ESSL ref coordinator, the morning of the class.

After the in-person classroom stuff, Jason would like to offer some on the field training.  More information to come on this, but the hope is to have some teams volunteer to scrimmage in order to allow new referees a chance to get on the field and learn. 

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