Approved Soccer Officials Association, Inc.

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Becoming a High School Soccer Referee
in Westchester-Putnam Counties, NY

Join US

WPASOA will be conducting the next  NY State Certified Officials of High School Soccer in course 2024.  

The course fee is $125 and includes course materials, dues for the fall season, insurance, one in-season mentoring / assessment, and the end of season dinner.

Payments are fully refundable up to the start date of the course if you withdraw for any reason. No refunds after the course starts. 

Course registration

Please contact Dominick DeRocco (dderocco65@gmail.com)  with the names of potential candidates - or for more information about the soccer school.

Basic requirements to join the WPASOA

  • Be in good physical condition
  • Successfully complete the Soccer School
  • Achieve a minimum score of 80% on  the NFHS rules exam
  • Complete the NFHS Concussion Awareness Course
  • Observe two summer league scrimmages and meet with a mentor
  • Work a pre-season scrimmage with a certified official
  • Obtain proper uniforms*
  • Attend a WPASOA rules interpretation meeting
  • Be available weekdays - most games start at 4:30pm
  • Get fingerprinted* - see Fingerprinting Information

*Additional, one-time out of pocket costs, including +/- $125 for uniforms and +/- $100 for fingerprinting. Paychecks for the entire season of games worked are usually sent in November.


If you are transferring from another HS refereeing organization, please email us for instructions 

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