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Welcome to our new West Hartford officials page. There are plenty of referee opportunities for both certified and non-certified referees. Please visit our WH referee tabs to find out further information.

New - Starting Fall 2019

New Football Law Changes For The 2019/20 Season

The International Football Association Board - IFAB


The link below has videos.

Laws of the Game 2019/20
download IFAB manual

New Referee Grades

On July 1, 2019 the US Soccer Referee Program changed the classification system that is currently used to identify referee grades, referee names, and certification/recertification requirements.

All referee grade numbers 1 through 9 are disappearing. The names for the referee grades 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 are changing

All referee grades 7 and 8 are renamed "Grassroot Referees." The minimum age is 13 at registration for the grassroots training. There are no fitness or assessment requirements for Grassroot Referees.

In the new system, as there will no longer be a grade 8 referee, there will no longer be an upgrade from 8 to 7. The grades are the same in the new system, called Grassroot Referees.

The current State Referee grade 5 & 6, are renamed Regional Referees.

WH Referee Group Chat

West Hartford Referee group chat

WH has two group chat for communicating to other WH referees.

Group Name: WH Recreational Referees
Description: This group text is both for WHYSA and WHGSL WH NON USSF referees.
Group Name: WH USSF Referees
Description: This group chat is for referees that took the referee course, passed and officiating boys and girl travel games.

If you would like to be added to the group chat, please email us at [email protected] and provide us with your full name, cell phone number and which group chat you would like to be added to. Also, download the GroupMe app off the app store and install it on your smartphone. Work with Android and Apple products.

The New Football Law Changes For The 2019/20 Season!! Going Through The Law

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