T-CYSA relies on a large number of volunteer referees (for the younger teams) as well as paid referees (for the older teams). It is the policy of T-CYSA that each recreational and Three Rivers team have an individual associated with that team be an active participant in the local referee pool.
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Reimbursement Policy 1
T-CYSA will reimburse referees who are newly-registered with USSF for the cost of registration if those individuals agree to referee a minimum number of games for a T-CYSA recreational team or serve in the Tri-Cities Soccer Referee Association (TCSRA) referee pool on behalf of a Three Rivers team.
Reimbursement Policy 2
T-CYSA will also reimburse referees who are newly-registered with USSF for their costs for uniforms and equipment (up to $42.50) if those individuals volunteer to referee a minimum number of games for a T-CYSA recreational team.
The forms required to receive reimbursement from T-CYSA are available here:
Please complete these forms and forward them to the T-CYSA Head Referee for confirmation.
With respect to the minimum age to become a referee, it really depends on the maturity of the individual child. The child must be mature enough to deal with adults from a position of authority. While the great majority of the games are just fine, there can be situations that where the referee is blindsided by situations (example being two players who are having issues off the field meet each other on the field) and they have to deal with it. Add to that a sideline full of barking parents and it can be a bad situation. The decision really has to be between the child and their parents.
Recreational Rules of Competition
Learn the rules of competition for each age group.