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Ryan Niemann

Referee Trustee

How do I become a Referee

 How do I become an SYSL referee?

Anyone wishing to referee for SYSL, must play for an SYSL team and be playing U11 or older.  Aspiring referees are expected to learn the SYSL modified rules and procedures.  All new referees meet with the Referee Coordinator in August.  New and existing referees meet with the Referee Coordinator prior to each season (fall and spring) to review feedback and receive a refresher on expectations/procedures. Please contact the referee coordinator for more information.

US Soccer Referee Week in Review

The Referee Week in Review is designed to address the issues facing referees at all levels by using video highlights from professional games as well as the U.S. National Teams. The Referee Week in Review will highlight specific areas of focus and current U.S. Soccer initiatives designed to improve performance and aid in the development of officials across the country.

Offside Explained

It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position. A player is in an offside position if he is nearer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent. A player is not in an offside position if: -he is in his own half of the field of play OR -he is level with the second-last opponent OR -he is level with the last two opponents