How To Become a Sudbury Referee

Refereeing is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, earn money and have fun! The criteria to become a referee is dependent on age and grade.

7th Graders – Requirements and Information:

7th Graders with soccer experience are eligible to become in-town referees for 2nd grade matches.  These games are typically held on Sundays and there is one referee per game.

  • New referees must attend a pre-season training meeting typically held on the first day of the season prior to the matches.
  • During the first match, a mentor will be available to assist and provide feedback.
  • If you are interested in becoming a referee, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and send to the Sudbury Youth Soccer Referee Assignor, Kenny Oliveira ([email protected]). The Referee Assignor will input your information into our Referee Scheduler Program called
  • You will receive an email from The email will contain your username for Please login and create a password. Upon completion, click the Profile Tab, provide a mobile number and confirm your email address. Each profile can have multiple emails if desired and must include an email address for a parent or guardian. The only people who can see the information in the profiles are our referee schedulers.

Fourteen Years and older - Requirements and Information:

Individuals fourteen years old and older are eligible to referee BAYS travel soccer games after completing the steps below. These games are primarily held on Saturdays. There is one to three referees per game depending on the grade of the players.

  • In order to referee SYSA BAYS games, you must follow these 4 steps.
    1. Register with Massachusetts State Referee Committee and complete the required courses training to earn your Grassroots Referee Badge.
    2. Register with US Soccer Learning Center and complete the required courses as outlined on the MSRC website.
    3. If new to refereeing in Sudbury, complete the form at the bottom of this page and submit to obtain an account.  The Referee Assignor will input your information into and you will receive an email from  Once you receive this email, go to to complete your profile.
    4. Register with and complete the New User Referee Application and the Referee Required Pay Forms.
  • To become a certified referee, an entry level Grassroots Referee Badge which is issued by the Massachusetts State Referee Committee must be obtained. On this website, you can find information on becoming a USSF-certified referee through the MSRC.
  • Recertification of the Grassroots Referee Badge is required annually.
  • Refer to the MSRC website for course availability and locations.
  • There is a $115 initial certification fee. Sudbury Youth Soccer will reimburse this initial fee but does not reimburse the annual recertification fee. The recertification fee is $50-$60.
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