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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Referee Course Refund Policy

All clinics and courses conducted by the PAWest Referee Committee that require payment are subject to the following: All fees must be paid in full before attendance. By confirming your seat at a recertification or entry level class you are agreeing to the following cancellation and refund policy: Cancellation occurred Refund 21 days or more

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Western PA Referee Security Clearances

We have moved from the PA West system to our own. The new system is managed by Game Officials. You can reach the site at https://wparefs.gameofficials.net. Before you recertify, you need to have sent your 3 security clearances, and possibly a work permit, to Peggy Neason (SRA). Please use the following as process flow: State

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