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Rivertowns United travel teams play in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL). The WYSL hires certified referees to officiate its matches. To encourage referees to sign up for Rivertowns United home games and to promote refereeing in general, Rivertowns United created a reimbursement offer -- scroll to bottom to read about it. 

Please note that we are a soccer club in a travel league. We don't train, certify, or assign referees to WYSL matches. Find helpful links to the referee organization websites below – and follow those links to learn about becoming a  USSF-certified youth soccer referee

***Refereeing WYSL Travel Soccer Games ***

Who is eligible? Anyone 14+ who becomes a USSF-certified referee -- you have to be 14 to start the training

What do travel referees get paid?  
Below are the WYSL game fees for Spring 2024:
CR = center referee, AR = assistant referee
WYSL youth referees are generally eligible to officiate U9-U12 as CR and U13-U19 as AR.
· U17-U19 - $120 CR / $75 AR / $75 AR
· U15/U16 - $110 CR / $70 AR  /$70 AR
· U14/U13 - $100 CR / $60 AR / $60 AR
· U11/U12 - $80 CR (single ref)
· U9/U10 - $70 CR (single ref) 

EDP fees can be found here:

What is USSF referee trainin
? The U.S. Soccer Federation provides referee training and certification (similar to the Red Cross training and certifying lifeguards). The cost was $170 (last we looked), and advance registration is required. There are three parts:

   >>> 4 hours of self-paced online coursework -- this needs to be completed a week before the Zoom course date
   >>> 2 hours of a Zoom class, led by an instructor
   >>> 2 hours in-person training on a soccer field, led by an instructor

Where can I find more information and sign up for training? The WYSL posts course information when there are upcoming dates here:  Additionally, find registration instructions, detailed information, dates for upcoming courses, and trainer contact information on the websites of the Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) and the Eastern New York Soccer Referee Association (ENYSRA). Search on the names as their page links often change.

How do I get recertified once my badge expires? Active referees need to renew their certification each year. The recertification coursework is done through online modules and referees should use the same username and password so that the system recognizes them as returning referees. Find info on the WSRO and ENYSRA websites.

What do I do after I am certified, or recertified, to be able to sign up for WYSL gamesThe WSRO advises that you need to notify the WYSL assignor, Victor Borges, that you have just gotten your certification, and he will advise/set you up in the Arbiter system where you can sign up for games and later, get paid for games. Victor's email is: [email protected]


We created our reimbursement offer to encourage teenagers and adults to become certified referees and incentivize them to officiate Rivertowns United's WYSL home games. This offer applies only one time per calendar year. It is valid through the end of Fall 2024 WYSL soccer season.

If you referee THREE Rivertowns United games, Rivertowns United will reimburse you for the USSF training cost (new or recertifying) and the cost of the WSRO dues. 


Send the following SIX items all at once to [email protected]

-- 1 --- Your name/mailing address for the purpose of mailing the reimbursement check

-- 2 --- Receipt from obtaining or renewing your USSF certification (for the payment for the USSF Grassroots Learning Center coursework). For newly certifying referees, the coursework cost $170 in 2024. The cost of recertifying in subsequent years is about half that amount.  If you need to search for the receipt in your email -- the email address that sends receipts is [email protected]. Alternately, log into your account and find the receipt at

-- 3 --- Receipt from paying the Westchester Soccer Referee Organization dues. E.g., in 2024, the dues were $50 for new members, $75 for re-upping members.  If you need to search for the receipt in your email (or your parent's) --  the email address that send receipts is:  [email protected].  Alternately, log into your account and find the receipt under your profile then "invoices and payments" at

-- 4, 5, 6 --- Proof of having refereed THREE Rivertowns United WYSL or EDP games (home or away). The proof would be a screenshot of your payment for each game --  or a shot that shows payment for all three games. Your role can be Center Referee or Assistant Referee. 

For your convenience, here is a list of Rivertowns United WYSL travel team home fields. For the offer to apply, the match needs to be on one of these home fields, with a Rivertowns United team playing in the match -- OR -- an away game, with Rivertowns United team playing in the match.

                   Burke Estate, Hastings
                   Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley
                   Dobbs Ferry High School, Dobbs Ferry
                   Reynolds Field, Hastings
                   Springhurst Elementary School, Dobbs Ferry 
                   Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry
NOTE -- Greenburgh United teams also play on Springhurst; their home games do not apply unless they are playing against a Rivertowns United team.

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P.O Box 684 
Ardsley, New York 10502

Email Us: [email protected]
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