Referee Information

Certification and re-certification courses are held throughout the year, primarily over the summer and in the late fall/early winter. For information and to register for these courses please contact Massachusetts State Referee Committee at

Referee assignments are made thru Game Officials website -

Referee gear can be purchased at Official Sports -

MYS pay rate: U10 (HR/AR) - $15/game; U12 HR - $25/game, U12 AR - $16/game; U14 HR - $30/game and U14 AR - $19/game.  

For MYS specific questions please contract the MYS Referee Coordinator, Kevin Cantwell at

Take the Grade 8 ("grade" refers to referee certification, not school age) course if:

  • You are at least 14 years old.
  • You wish to Head Ref U12 games and above.
  • You want to referee U10 and/or U12 assistant referee only.
  • You wish to referee full-sided (11 players a side) soccer
  • You want to referee competitive players. That means that you want to referee the higher skilled players, those that have been selected to play for their town, and who will play in games against other towns.

Coastal League Game Rules for Referees - Coastal League Game Rules for Referees Spring 2018