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Roots Soccer League

Serving Western MA

Roots Soccer League Serving Western MA

First Steps - Getting Your License

All Roots officials must have a current USSF-certification through the Massachusetts State Referee Committee (MSRC) and be 14 years of age before taking to the field. The cost of the MSRC course is $115 and you will also be required to buy starter uniform/equipment approx. $60. [our minimum game fees is $25 p/game, you will recoup your costs quickly]

Interested? Please complete our information form which will send you an automated email with a Step-by-Step Instructions:


Getting Ready for Assignments

Once you have completed your licensing through MSRC please reach out to [email protected] and ask for an invite to Assignr - this is our scheduling platform for both the RSL and RAC. Your invite will look like this:

Once you have setup your basic information (if you are under 18 please add your parent/guardian as the secondary email), here are a few help links:

Complete the Following once your invite arrives:

  • Reviewing Your Contact Info
  • Add a Bank Account
  • Add a W9
  • Dress to Impress - Referee Uniform


    • Shirts) - The uniform must be the latest USSF-approved uniform (see example below)
      • Your first color should be YELLOW
      • If you can afford a second color, great, if not don't worry
      • If you are in the same colors as the teams; change or wear a pinnie/bib
      • Shirts should be tucked in - it might not be cool but it is professional!
    • Shorts - Must be black, preferably have pockets (No basketball shorts).
    • Socks - Must be predominantly black, and must be worn up at all times.
    • Footwear - Should be soccer cleats or molded turf shoes, no sneakers
    • Watch - that counts up or down
    • Whistle - Find one you like, having a spare in the car doesn't hurt either
    • Flip Coin - This can be anything you like as long as it has two different sides
    • Yellow/Red Cards & Notebook/Pen - essential, don't leave your cards at home!


    There are many places you can goto online to buy uniform and/or starter kits, the starter kits will have everything you need. Personally I like Official Sports, you can get a full starter kit for $60-70 with everything you need but there are plenty of other options; Referee Store or Capelli Sports.

    ussf style uniform


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    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085

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