To become an "official" referee you must take a course offered by the MSRC (Massachusetts State Referee Committee). The course which most youth take is called a Grade 8 license (which has nothing to do with your grade in school). This is a one day course. These courses are not held in Wellesley, but several are in surrounding towns. You can find a list of courses/dates by going to the MSRC web site (www.massref.net). Grade 8 referees are licensed to referee 7v7 and 9v9 games as well as be Assistant Referees for 11v11 games. This Grade 8 license serves most high school referees very well. If you take this course and become a certified referee, the Wellesley United Soccer Club will reimburse you for the course cost.
Participants must be Minimum Age 14 on the day of the course they wish to attend.
The next session of Grade 8 Entry Level Soccer Referee Courses will run January - March 2018 and will be published for sign up at the end of October 2017.