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The referee director for Chelmsford Youth Soccer assigns games for the in town intramural program and Middlesex Youth Soccer League Travel Games. Games are assigned based upon the level of competition, referee experience and availability of referees.
In town Intramural U8
All CYSA referees, younger than 16 years old (grade 9), will begin working games at our U8 level. This is our introductory level and consists of games played with a 4v4 format and no keepers. You will learn about game management, time keeping, and calling some of the basic laws of the game. Referees working this level will be paid $17 per game.
In town Intramural U10
Grade 9 referees who have demonstrated sufficient game management skills over a minimum of 3 games are eligible to begin working games at our U10 level. In town U10 games follow the same modifications of the laws of the game that the MYSL travel games use, thus making a good stepping stone to working travel games. It is expected that you have developed the required game management skills, understand fouls and call them when appropriate, and communicate well with the coaching staff. Referees working this level game will be paid $20 per game.
Assistant Referee for MYSL travel games (U12/U14)
Grade 9 referees who have shown a level of confidence and an understanding of the game of soccer at our U8/U10 in town program are eligible to work as an AR at MYSL travel games. You must understand Law 11 (offside) and be able to communicate with the center referee via use of a flag. As a general rule, referees must be 2 years older than the players of the game they are assigned. Thus, in order to AR a U12 game you must be eligible to play at the U14 age group. Referees who AR a U14 game must be in high school or older. The pay rate for these games is $17 or $20 depending upon your experience level.
Center Referee for MYSL travel games (U10)
During the fall and spring seasons the CYSA referee director assigns the center referee for all U10 MYSL travel games played on Chelmsford fields. Typically, these referees are new or developing grade 8 referees or very experienced grade 9 referees. You must have a good understanding of the modifications of the Laws for U10 travel games approved my MYSL (link to their page here). MYSL sets the pay rate for these games, currently $20 per game.
Center Referee for MYSL travel games (U12/U14)
During the fall season the CYSA referee director assigns the center referee for all U12/U14 MYSL travel games played on Chelmsford fields. These games are assigned by the MYSL Referee Assignor in the spring. Only grade 8 referees can work these games. You must have a thorough understanding of the Laws of the Game and implement them as expected. MYSL sets the pay rate for these games, currently $30 for U12 and $35 for U14.