Medical Insurance

On behalf of your State Referee Committee, here is the link for those that want to purchase medical insurance through PAW. This is for any referee any age and will cover you officiating YOUTH GAMES ONLY. Below is the link for the referees interested in purchasing insurance through PA West Soccer. http://pawest.affinitysoccer.com/eventmanager/public/event.asp?calid=9790623 Referees can use

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Referee Hotline

In an effort to provide our Referees and players with a safe environment we encourage all Referees to use the Referee Hotline and to report all incidents involving coaches or parents. Please email refereehotline@gmail.com How to use the hotline: Take a picture of the GDR and report anything that will help us to make the

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2018 Re-certification

Western PA Soccer Referees, 2018 recertification is now available on-line on Game Officials. Please complete the on-line recertification before the end of 2017. If you are a Grade 8 referee, you only need to take 1 recert course.  Choose any course that does not have a lock symbol beside it. USSF no longer provides Law

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Referee Recertification

WPA uses Game Officials to manage referees, including the recertification process. You can reach the site at: https://wparefs.gameofficials.net/. These instructions are only for existing referees. If you are not currently a referee, read the article New Referee Registration on Game Officials. At this time, we have recertification courses active for: Grade 8 referees, Grade 7

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New Referee Registration on Game Officials

PA West Referees uses Game Officials for registering new referees. These instructions are only for new referees. If you are an existing PA West or USSF referee, assignor, assessor, or instructor, you should have already received an email inviting you to register with Game Officials. Read the article Referee Recertification for more information. Before you

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Youth Games Check-In Procedure

Procedure for Checking in players and coaches: Just passed by Youth Board. Please note this is a youth procedure. In the adult league referees are not responsible for checking in the teams the teams will simply hand the player passes to the referees the teams are responsible for making sure everyone is registered-not the referee.

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U11 Headers

PAWest Youth Soccer is requiring immediately, this new rules as it relates to heading, as follows: Players in U-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. Referees should enforce these restrictions by age group according to the specified rules. Referees will not be assessing the age of individual

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