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The Referee Director shall act as liaison between the Westchester Soccer Referee Organization (WSRO) and the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL).

The Referee Director, in conjunction with the WSRO, shall develop and administer a program to insure that an adequate number of active US Soccer certified referees are available for all WYSL games.

The Referee Director is responsible to coordinate (with the WSRO) training, retention and development of US Soccer certified soccer referees with support and mentoring in a safe and constructive learning environment.


“I’m committed to promote, develop and retain the referee workforce as well as increasing the number of active US Soccer certified referees in Westchester County.

My vision is to provide all referees with support and development, in order to maximize their potential and enjoyment in officiating. In working towards achieving this, the WSRO has introduced a new Referee Mentoring Program, scheme as a major initiative to recruit, retain and develop soccer referees.

The design of the program is to ensure that all new referees are supported in completing their initial games and are retained through the early stages of their refereeing career. Beyond this stage, once they have finished their basic training, those demonstrating further potential and commitment after their first season are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential and develop onto the later stages of the US Soccer Referee Program.”


Richard Rodriguez,

WYSL Referee Director.