Thanks to everyone who came out to the Hobomock Fields this weekend for a very windy, but great weekend of soccer. We much appreciate your support for our Annual Preferred Parking Scholarship Fundraiser, helping to support our scholarship awards for current and/or former PYS players who are graduating this year.
The winning ticket number for the New England Revolution tickets is: 3711216
If you are holding the winning ticket, congratulations! Please contact PYS President, Kevin Williams, at
Once you are in the enrollment/attendance phase of taking a course, you can get started on the Supplemental Courses that are available in the US Soccer’s Learning Center. The required Courses depend on your age:
·The course called Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments or, more simply, Intro to Safety is required for ALL (Free)
·The SafeSport certification is required for those 18 years old or old (Free)
·A National Background Check is required for those 18 years old or old ($30 covering 2 years)
Each of these requirements must be completed prior to your being certified as a referee. You should get started with these requirements even before attending the referee course. This will minimize any delay in processing your certification at the conclusion of the course.
4.Complete Pre-Course, Online Study Modules
A Massachusetts-specific link to the US Soccer Learning Center exists for Online Study Modules. In order to access the study modules, first, log into the US Soccer Learning Center and then click on the provided link. All students will be expected to have completed this pre-course work 72 hours prior to the course date. The time expected to complete the modules is 4-6 hours. The link is shown in the Notes section of your course listing under MyCourses in your MSRC Profile, as shown (click to enlarge).
5.Attend a Course
Attend the course that you have selected and learn all you can! For in-person courses, plan to arrive early and bring something to write with, something to write on, a snack, water, and your Registration Letter. For online courses, prepare to be in a safe location with limited distractions during the meeting; you will need a suitable web camera and microphone to be used continuously during the session.
6. Attend a Field Session (working on getting one in Pembroke)
Referee practical training will take place at an in-person, field session in locations around the state. Each referee must attend a field session to complete certification.
7.Complete the Post-Course Test
Once you enrolled in and paid for a course, you can log in to your MSRC Account and go to your MyStatus tab to see Pass Certification Test. Click on Online Test to get to the test. One may take the test multiple times to achieve the passing score.
8.Get Your Badge!
Once you have completed the “paperwork” (modules, test, Supplemental Courses), you will be a certified referee and a referee badge will be sent to you! Your name will appear on the lists used by referee assignors. You do not need to wait to communicate with an assignor directly and tell the assignor of your interest in getting started!
Grade 8 Referees: Grade 8 is the entry level for new referees aged 14 and older. Once certified, these referees can expect to be working competitive or recreational games in Youth or Adult Leagues and Tournaments depending on the age of the referee.
As referees advance to higher grades they are required to demonstrate their continued qualification through "maintenance" assessments and sustained high level competition experience.
ALL REFEREES MUST ATTEND ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION TO MAINTAIN THEIR CURRENT GRADE
Approximately 90% of all referees in Massachusetts are Grade 8.