Become a Referee

Needham Soccer club offers opportunity to referee in 2 of our core programs during both Fall and Spring seasons.

  • NSCCL (Needham Soccer Club Champions League) – ‘in-town’ program for players in grades 3-6.
  • BAYS Travel Program (Boston Area Youth Soccer) – Travel soccer league for players in grades 3 – 12

NSCCL (‘in town’ program, recommended for new referees, aged 12+)

  • Must be age 12 or older on June 30th
  • Free entry level courses offered by NSC (see below for latest dates)
  • Recommended for new referees to gain experience
  • ‘in-town’ league played in Needham on Saturdays & Sundays
  • 3rd/4th grade(7v7) and 5th/6th grade (9v9) divisions (boys & girls), allowing new/young refs to gain experience with 7v7 before moving into 9v9 games.
  • New referees receive a full uniform, referee book and laws of the game upon completion of the introductory course*
  • Weekly paid game assignments
  • NSCCL Certification allows refereeing ONLY in NSCCL games here in Needham.

*Referees are expected to complete at least 5 games over the course of their first season

For any questions about refereeing in the NSCCL program contact nscclrefassignor@needhamsoccer.com

Fall 2020 Introductory Courses

Wednesday September 2nd: 4pm
Thursday September 10th: 4pm

Fall 2020 Refresher Courses

Tuesday September 8th: 4pm
Wednesday September 9th: 4pm

BAYS Travel League Referees (State Certified, FIFA Affiliated)

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Recommended for referees after getting prior referee experience in NSCCL
  • Must have taken the Referee Grade 8 Entry Level Course – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS – Massref.net
  • For a list of Grade 8 Entry Level Course options in MA – CLICK HERE
  • Course fee reimbursed by NSC, and a full referee uniform provided upon completion
  • Upon completion of course, referees will be qualified to referee or assistant referee BAYS league games
  • Referees paid per game by BAYS during the season.
  • Assistant Referees are paid by NSC at the end of the season
  • Growing pay scale for bigger game formats/older age groups – Make more money as you gain more experience!
  • Travel game assignments from NSC are all in Needham. However state certified referees are able to branch out into other towns, leagues, tournaments on their own accord.

Contact baysrefassignor@needhamsoccer.com upon completion of the course, or with any questions.

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