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Referee Announcements

9/19/2019
The details for the HWYSA Referee Training Program for Fall 2019. Coaches please check your emails to distribute more information to your parents. Parents/players feel free to contact me via email at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

6/1/2019

We are excited to offer another option for players to go through our referee training programs. Using lessons learned from this spring we will be hosting our second HWYSA Referee Training Program this Fall. The schedule will coincide with our fall league schedule. Please contact Ana Sofia Wacker, at [email protected] for more details. Times will be set to accommodate for participants as best as possible.

HWYSA Fall 2019 Referee Training Course Updates

Fall 2019 HWYSA Referee Training Program
We are excited to provide another opportunity for our players to have the chance to receive referee training in preparation for Essex County Certification or HWYSA Intramural refereeing. The HWYSA Training Program will give referees the opportunities to test out their interest and referee knowledge on intramural games after completion of the program. We then encourage eligible referees (14 years or older at start of Spring 2020 season) to become Essex County certified so they can referee games through ECYSA. (It's confusing, if you need more details please reach out.)

This year, we will be splitting the training schedule into 3 sessions. Two 2-hour training sessions and one 1.5-hour review session, with two opportunities to attend the first two sessions. Below is the schedule, depending on interest and size of the group we can adjust times and dates.

If you are interested in this opportunity please let me know by September 24th! Specify any questions or concerns you may have as well.

Session 1: Laws of the Game, Role of the Referee
Location: Pingree Fields, HWYSA Library if rained out
Date: Saturday, September 28th at 9AM or 1PM
  • Led by Ana Wacker, HWYSA Director of Referee Development
  • Pre-work videos required
  • Hands on learning session

Session 2: Fouls/Misconduct, Practice Scenarios
Location: Pingree Fields, HWYSA Library if rained out
Date: Saturday, October 5th at 9AM or 1PM

  • Led by Ana Wacker, HWYSA Director of Referee Development
  • Pre-work videos required
  • Hands on learning session

Session 3: Review, Refereeing kids under 10
Location: PHWYSA Library large meeting room
Date Thursday, October 10th at 7 PM

  • Co-led by Ana Wacker and intramurals representative
  • Review of all material
  • Coaching from experienced intramurals coach on how working with kids under 10
After the players have completed the three sessions above, they will be eligible to start refereeing intramural games on October 12th. Pay is $15/game.

Intramural Game Referee Options
Intramurals will begin their first round of Saturday games Saturday, September 14th. After some reflection on last season, I have decided it would be best for us to wait to join in officiating intramural games until the 3rd game of the season. Therefore, referees who were trained in the Spring 2019 HWYSA Referee Training Program or are Essex County certified will be eligible to begin refereeing games September 28th.

Intramural games will be at 10 AM or 1 PM on Saturdays.

If you are interested in this opportunity please let me know by September 24th! Please send current availability for Saturdays starting September 28th and ending November 2nd.

Fall 2019 HWYSA Referee Training Associate Program
I'm looking for one or two HWYSA Spring 2019 Referee Training Program graduates or current Essex County Referees to assist me in the this season's referee training program. This would involve, attending the sessions described in the program below, arriving early to referee training sessions to plan our the flow of the session and attending referee games to observe and provide coaching to participants. Pay will be $15/hour, limited to 2 people per session or Saturday game time block. Session dates and times are below, Intramural games will be at 10 AM on Saturdays. 

If you are interested in this opportunity please let me know by September 24th! Please send the dates you are available including on training session dates below and Saturdays starting September 28th and ending November 2nd. This will be on a first contact first serve priority, while balance equal opportunity to all interested referees.


Thanks,
Ana Wacker
HWYSA
Director of Referee Development

Referee FAQs

Interested in becoming a referee?
If you're 14 or older, you're eligible to referee games through ECYSA. Look up a referee certification course to complete before the start of the Spring 2020 season. This link takes you to the currently available courses.

Did you take the HWYSA referee certification course?
Glad you were a part of our first group of HWYSA referees. Please remember to check your emails as the start of the Fall 2019 season approaches. Also, be sure to frequently visit this page for any updates.

Did you sign up to referee intramural games in Fall 2019?
Great! We're excited for you to gain some experience refereeing a fun level of play. Schedules for the intramural season will be finalized September 24th, if you have any conflicts it is your responsibility to let the referee coordinator know ahead of time. Be sure to email Ana Wacker at [email protected] with any questions!

Curious about becoming a referee, but not ready to jump right in?
Becoming a referee, especially at a young age, can be very intimidating. Sometimes it helps to test things out before fully committing. If you're curious about becoming a referee please email Ana Wacker at [email protected] We can schedule a game shadow of one of our HWYSA referees.

Contact

HWYSA
 PO Box 2005
Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982

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