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Hello Referees,
 NEW REFEREE ORIENTATION MEETINGS

Attention new referees! If you have not yet signed up for an Orientation meeting, please do so ASAP! If you do not attend one, I will not employ you this Spring.

You will need to attend an Orientation meeting in August. (times and dates to be announced) It will be the Fall 2015 season before you can get on an ECYSA field to officiate any games.

 Brand new referees for the upcoming Spring season must attend one of these classes. Dates, times and locations are now confirmed. If you have never set foot on a field as a referee in ECYSA, attending one is mandatory. Failure to attend one will prevent me from employing you this coming season. If it has been several seasons since you last did an ECYSA game, you should attend a class.  Referees who were new last Fall, should strongly consider coming to another one of these classes, even if you attended one last Fall. It will be very helpful. They are no cost to you. ECYSA runs these. You need not sign up at massref.net. You do however need to let me know, via email, which one you will attend.

 
About the NRO's. They are primarily in place for referees who have yet to set foot on a field as a referee. That said, anyone who lacks experience, or confidence, is welcome. Maybe you have only done a hand full of ECYSA games in the last few years. Or, maybe you've done a season or two of your in town program and feel ready for the next step in your referee career. Are you looking for a bit more challenge? Then these are for you. They will be fun, informative, friendly, and safe.
 
Brand new referees must attend one before getting ECYSA games.

All emails should go to:

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Times and dates for New To ECYSA Referee Orientation Meetings" are as follows:

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 Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 1
March 8th starts at 1:00 PM (SHARP) ends at 3:30 PM.
Second Congregational Church of Boxford
173B Washington St (which is Route 133)
Boxford Ma. 01921
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 Time, Date, & Location: Meeting #2
March 14th, starts at 9:30 AM (SHARP) ends at 12:00 PM.
 
Polish Club of Danvers
12 Cheever St.
Danvers Ma. 01923

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 Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 3
March 22nd starts at 4:00 PM (SHARP) ends at 6:30 PM.
Second Congregational Church of Boxford
173B Washington St (which is Route 133)
Boxford Ma. 01921

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 Time, Date, & Location: Meeting # 4
March 28th, starts at 9:30 AM (SHARP) ends at 12:00 PM.
Polish Club of Danvers
12 Cheever St.
Danvers Ma. 01923

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 You need to attend one. Take your pick, and let me know which one.

Please do this by email at:

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 Yes, you may have just taken a USSF referee course.
But these courses don't provide you with all you need to help you flourish.
 These ECYSA meetings will accomplish several things.
1) Get to meet your assignor face to face in a small group.
2) Learn how to properly check in a team by ECYSA standards
3) Pre and post game duties.
4) Hints and refereeing tricks of the trade.
5) We will touch upon other basics as well.
6) Wear your uniform, and bring all your referee gear.
7) Bring a whistle, paper, and writing utensil.
 It will be fun and informative, which is good, since it is required if you want to referee in Essex County.
We take our commitment to you seriously.
We want refereeing in Essex County to be the best experience possible.
 If you are under 18 years of age, it would be helpful (strongly encouraged in fact) if a parent could stay for the class.
Parents, you will play a large role in the success of your child's new (first?) job.