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Roots Soccer League

Serving Western MA

Roots Soccer League Serving Western MA

Mentorship Program

When an official arrives at a Roots Soccer League game, they are essentially the face of the league - both teams are representing their respective clubs, the field belongs to that town but the referee has been sent to represent the competition. With this in mind it's in the leagues own interest to invest resources into recruiting, developing, retaining the best pool of officials possible.

Our Mentorship program has three simple goals:

  • To Develop the pool
  • To Retain more Officials
  • To Give Officials a Pathway to Higher Level Games

To Do this We:

  • The league has a paid, full qualified, Mentor at all 5v5 games - this is the starting point for 99% of our officials.
  • The league typically has a 7v7 Jamboree event on our opening weekend We commit to hire enough Mentors (sometime upto 15 Mentors) to have every game/official watched/assessed for at least one game.
  • We sub-contract our referee assigning to USOfficials - this group provides referees for most of the active leagues in our state. This enables our officials to be selected for advancement to Premier, High School, College and high-level Tournaments.

Interested in Refereeing for the Roots Soccer League and beyond?
Please read the information below then complete our information form using this link:


Existing Referee's should print out our pocket size guide and keep it with them when they are officiating RSL games.
It has pretty much all the info you'll need, use the link below to download:

Referee's Pocket Guide.pdf


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Westfield, Massachusetts 01085

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