Referee Information


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REFEREEING IN THE
NEEDHAM MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT
DRIVEN BY YOKOHAMA

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW:

usofficials@gmail.com

Games will be assigned through the USOfficials.com website.  If you already have a US Officials account and are listed in the Needham Tournament League, you are signed up!  Please log into your account and update your availability.  If you DO NOT have a US Officials account, please email your request to USOfficials@gmail.com  








To all Referees,

The largest Memorial Day Tournament in the country and the most prestigious tournament in New England the Needham Memorial Day Soccer Tournament Driven by Yokohama which is held every Memorial Day Weekend, this year the dates May 27, 28, 29 and 30.

  • Over 1100 teams
  • Over 100 fields
  • Over 700 referees
  • The player participation includes teams from throughout the United States, Canada and England.
  • Referees are drawn throughout United States including Virginia, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and this year we will have referees from Switzerland, England, Canada.

Aside from the fields and the players, the success of any tournament is measured by quality and commitment of referees. Last year over 70% of Massachusetts grades seven and under referees were at this tournament. This includes assessors from all over New England, Baltimore and Washington DC.


The Needham Tournament Referee Committee is also announcing we will continue the mentoring program throughout the tournament, special referee and assistant referee clinics will be added to the program. 

Additionally the Needham referee committee this year has added several new features to its program.

  • Centralized assigning with objective the assignments given ahead of time to the referees. All Referees will be assigned out of two locations - Waltham, Medfield.
  • Each site will have assigned referee Marshall to help support every referee
  • Food and water will be provided on every main site
  • We will implement a bonus program not only for high school students but also college students.
  • We will provide tournament T-shirts and other memorabilia.
  • One of the most competitive payment structure for referees and ARs in Massachusetts

Our objective is not only to appropriately cover the games but to use the tournament to develop referees to their highest level possible, by appropriately assigning them with other experienced referees that could mentor and develop the individual.


Reminder: you must be a USSF certified referee in order to referee in Needham tournament.  If you are from a state other than Massachusetts, please send your references:  usofficials@gmail.com

 

Please email if you would like to be a Referee in our tournament.
Respectfully
Needham referee committee

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