TYSL Referee Information

TYSL is a Recreational soccer league for kids aged 3-19. Games are played on Saturdays, usually in the morning and early afternoon hours at two separate fields. Direction links can be found on our website.

  • U8 games are played at Ed Garvey Recreational Facility in Sandown
  • U10, U14, U15, U19 games are played at Woodlock Park in Atkinson

If you want to be a referee but cannot afford the required certification, TYSL may provide financial assistance.  Please contact tysl@timberlaneyouthsoccer.org for more information.

To Referee for TYSL:

  1. Be at least 12 years old.
  2. Take the NH referee certification class (first time, or re-certification every year):
    – Go to nhreferee.net
    – On the left, under “Instruction”, find and complete a Grade 8 class by clicking:
    “New Referee Training” (first time, ~$105)
    OR   “In Service Training” (re-certification, ~$55)
    (classes typically start about 4 months before each season starts)
  3. Register as a Referee with TYSL, at least 3 weeks before each season starts:
    – Login to your referee account on GotSoccer.com
    (go to Login, Referees and Assignors)
    (first time – create an account)
    – Register for the current TYSL season:
    Under Events, Search Events, look for “TYSL”, then “Register for Event”
    Under Assignors, make sure Erika Lundin is checked for the Upcoming Event
    – Fill in ALL your availability (blackout dates/times that you cannot work)
    – Enter your age group and position preferences
    (note that in order to ref U8 games, Center must NOT be “Unpreferred”)
    – Complete a Risk Management Background Check (if at least 18 years old)
  4. Submit the Medical Waiver Form.
    (if under 18 years old, valid for one year)
  5. Attend the mandatory referee meeting each season:
    – Spring 2018:  Saturday April 7 from 10:30-11:00 at Ed Garvey Recreational Facility in Sandown
    (this meeting will cover general rules for the league, and answer any questions you might have)
  6. Become familiar with TYSL-specific rules in the Referee Manual.
    (and a copy of the manual will be in the tote at the field)
  7. Have the proper gear:
    – Yellow referee shirt (recommend short sleeve for when it’s hot out)
    – Black referee shorts
    – Black white-stripe referee socks
    – Whistle
    – Flags (any style)
    – Yellow and red cards
    (starter kits are usually available with all the above for ~$70)
    – Time keeper
    – Black (or mostly black) sneakers or cleat
    – Black pants (recommended instead of shorts when it’s cold out)
    – Black thermal shirt or sweatshirt (recommended under ref shirt when it’s cold out)
    – Black gloves (recommended when it’s cold out)

Where to shop:  Stores like Suley’s in Manchester, or online sites like refereestore.com

If your availability changes:

Enter it in your GotSoccer account (ideally at least 2 weeks before each game)

As games are assigned to you:

Accept or Reject games as soon as you can
(if you do not Accept a game, the system WILL NOT let you be paid)
Note that typically newer referees will start with U8 games, then progress to U10+ Assistant, then to U10+ Center Ref.

On game day:

  1. Wear/bring the proper gear.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes early to check the fields and teams, and to be ready on time
  3. Sign the attendance sheet/schedule in the tote at the field.
  4.  Notify the Referee Coordinator (Assignor) of any scheduling changes or game concerns

Referee payment information:
U8 :  $20.00/game
U10: $30/game
U12/U15/U19 lines : $23.00/game
U12/U15/U19 center:  $35.00/game
Referees are paid by check every 2 weeks.

Referee Documents: