Thursday, February 22, 2018


Grade 8 Referee Courses now available for sign up - Thursday, November 2, 2017
For those who are 14 or turning 14 soon, the schedule is out for winter certification classes with Mass Ref Association.  The Grade 8 course entails an online segment to review rules which takes about 3-4 hrs at your own pace and an 8 hour classroom session.


See "How to Become an HYS Referee" below for instructions


Don't forget to register for Re-Certification - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Recertification clinics running from November 2017 to February 2018 are now available, starting November 5 in Natick. 
To be eligible to Referee the USSF Registration Year - January 1 - December 31 2018 - Log into your MassRef account at www.massref.netand sign up for:
"2018 Grade 8 Referee Recertification"
If you have any questions that are not answered under FAQ on the following link: 

Contact CourseAdministrator@MassRef.Net

Coastal Rules Update - Rev 3 - Friday, September 15, 2017

An update to the Coastal Rules have been posted on Game Officials.  You can also see them by clicking here.



Hingham Youth Soccer Referee Scholarship

The Hingham Youth Soccer (HYS) Referee Scholarship recognizes referees who have served HYS throughout their High School years, lending their valuable experience to our program.  It is available to graduating Seniors who have served as referees for HYS for at least three of their four years in High School, including their Senior year and who will be pursuing a two or four year degree program at a college or university.

Qualified applicants will receive a one-time scholarship of $500.  The top Male and top Female recipients, based on the number of games refereed, the quality of the personal statement submitted, and the discretion of the selection board, will be selected as the Outstanding Referees and will be awarded an additional $500.

To be eligible, the attached application must be completed and returned by April 15, 2017.
Click on the link below to access scholarship application:

2017 Scholarship Recipients
  • Outstanding Female Referee Recipient: Mackenzie Howie
  • Outstanding Male Referee Recipient: Frankie Forbes
  • Cate Grosskopf
  • Daniel Carr
  • Andrew Hickey 
  • Liam Maynard

HYS Junior Referee Program

This program is designed to train and develop those ages 12 to 15 who wish to become referees for our HYS Travel Program.

Junior Referees will work the In-Town Senior Games (3rd and 4th grades) only. They will be mentored by seasoned referees.

To become part of the Junior Referee Program, login to your family Sports Pilot account and register.  You must be 12 years old as of Sept 1st.  The registration will include a training session and the referee equipment/uniform is purchased during the this time. 

Those registering for the Jr Ref Program should click on the link below to read thru the Laws of The Game - Made Easy.  This is a version of the USSF Laws for soccer made easier to understand for the younger referee.  The training session will include portions of this document and the assessment will cover items found in this document.

 Laws of the Game - Made Easy

Click Here to Register

Referee Information

Game Officials Registration Instructions updated January 20, 2014.

All CURRENT HYS Referees MUST follow the instructions below to register with GAME OFFICIALS which is the NEW Coastal League Referee assigning system.

How to become an HYS Referee

1.Go to on link:  "To become a Referee" on left side of page
3.follow instructions to locate a course in your area and dates that work for you
4.upon completing course, you will be eligible to referee HYS home games.
5.Please email David MacKay, Referee Coordinator at to confirm that you have completed a referee course.


GameOfficials Website

This link will take you to the GameOfficials website where you can accept/turn back your game assignments, check your schedule, and submit your game reports.

Massachusetts Referee Committee

This link will take you to the MassRef website which contains information regarding referee certification courses and much more.

Official Sports Website

This link will take you to the Official Sports website where you can get additional referee gear.

Important Info: Referee Checks

Referees, once you receive your check please be sure to cash within 30 days. Checks that are held 60 days past their issue date may be assessed a reprocessing fee.