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 email@example.com
Spring 2021 Introductory Course
Thursday April 1st: 6pm – Course Zoom Link Will Be Sent To New Referees
Spring 2021 Returning Referees
Must watch the refresher video below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the course, or with any questions.