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Hello Referees,

As noted in an earlier email, we were waiting for confirmation on "Orientation" meeting dates. Here they are. If you are a new referee to ECYSA, you must attend one. If you fail to do so, I will not employ you.

We will be at the DANVERS INDOOR SOCCER facility for all four dates. It is located in Rt. 114 in Danvers. Address and phone number are below.

150 Andover St, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-7529


Saturday, Aug 16

Field  4  -  9:30 AM  o  12:00


Thursday, Aug 21

Upstairs  -  6:00 PM  to  6:30 PM

Field  1   -  6:30 PM  to  8:00 PM

Upstairs  - 8:00 PM  to  8:30 PM




Sunday, Aug 24

Field  4  -  5:00 PM  to  7:30 PM


Wednesday, Aug 27

Field  4  -   6:00 PM  to  8:00 PM

Upstairs  -  8:00 PM  to  8:30 PM


You must  attend one. Take your pick, and let me know which one.
Do this by emailing me at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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 referee uniform (shoes suited for running on indoor turf fields)
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 if a parent could stay for the class.
You will play a large role in the success of your child's new (first?) job.

 Thank You,

Ben Reed

USSF & ECYSA Referee Assignor