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Welcome to the WSA Referee Site



Season 2019/2020



For anyone interested in becoming a referee, below is an overview of our "Blackshirt" (non-certified) and "Yellowshirt" (certified) programs. Additional information can be found under the Referee home page tab on the WSA site. We welcome all youth and adults willing to learn, teach and set a positive example for our young players and community. 

TO WORK IN WESTPORT, ALL REFEREES must register as a referee on the WSA site:  Click HERE www.westportsoccer.org > Referees

IMPORTANT NOTE:  WSA pays referees by direct deposit online thru Chase QuickPay/Zelle.  No paper checks.  No exceptions. 



A WSA BLACKSHIRT is a non-certified entry-level Rec league referee who can only officiate WSA Rec games (played on Saturdays).  To officiate, a Blackshirt must be entering 6th grade or higher.  No experience is necessary, however, it is essential to learn the Laws of the Game.  Our program is a terrific opportunity for our youth to get involved, gain valuable experience, and make money too!  Blackshirt training for the spring season is done through WSA in late March and early September for the fall.   Training for all referees at any level continues through the season on the field with our adult referee mentors. 

OUR BLACKSHIRT PROGRAM HAS REACHED CAPACITY.  Any registrations after 9/08/19 will be placed on a waitlist

If you are interested in becoming a Blackshirt or a Yellowshirt referee, please register on the WSA website:  www.westportsoccer.org > Referees > Youth Referee Registration. For specific inquiries, please contact WSA Referee Assignor:  Kathleen Galley, kwgalley@gmail.com   



A YELLOWSHIRT referee requires USSF certification.   Yellowshirts can officiate Travel games and Rec games.  To qualify, you must be age 13 or older at the time of registration.  Certification is done through the state and requires completing an online course/test and in-class/field training.  

To REGISTER and learn more about deadlines and all levels of referee testing, GO TO: WWW.CTREFEREE.NET

Certification fee is $93.95 plus uniform cost. 

RE-CERTIFICATION (on www.ctreferee.net) is necessary each year for ALL current Yellowshirts.  Recertification closes by end of November each year.   If you do not pass the online re-cert test, you will need to take the entire entry level program over again (online test and inclass sessions) and pay the $93.95 fee.  Annual re-certification each year opens in August and runs through November.    

We are very proud of our dedicated referees and our successful referee program.  Thank you for your interest in working in Westport. 

See you on the fields!


Andy Udell - WSA President - president@westportsoccer.org

Robby Casey -WSA Referee Program Advisor and Mentor- Robert.casey@cibc.com

Steve Divino - WSA Referee Advisor and Mentor - eadivino1299@gmail.com

Kathleen Galley - Westport Referee & Field Assignor - kwgalley@gmail.com