Welcome to EYSA Referees!
Welcome to the Eastside Youth Soccer Association Referees (EYSA RefereesTerm) web site dedicated to organizing and assisting the EYSA Referees Program.

EYSA-> is located in Bellevue, Washington and consists of over 8,000 players and the corresponding Parents, Coaches, and Administrators. We are one of the Associations that exist within the geographical area identified by the Washington State Youth Soccer Association-> as District II->.

We proudly serve the following list of youth soccer clubs:Action!

Navigation around and about our Site is done by clicking on any of the active hyperlinks that look like this, the active graphical elements you'll find distributed throughout the site, or via the Table of Contents which appears at the left edge of virtually all the Site's pages. It is also possible to return to this home page at any time by clicking on our Logo in the upper left corner of any of the site's pages.

In the meantime:

May your whistle be strong and the weather cooperative!
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Next Matches

Most of the EYSA Jamboree games have been assigned. If you find no more games are available and you'd like one, contact

The regular fall season starts on September 12th. The first 2 weeks of games will be available for self-assigning at 7PM on Thursday 8/3. We are going to limit the number of games to 2 for U08-U10 for the first 2 weeks and then evaluate if we can allow more for later weeks.

Local Rules Talks

There are 4 Local Rules talks planned. If you are new to refereeing and plan to referee U08-U12 recreational games with EYSA, we strongly recommend you attend one of these talks. They last 1 to 1.5 hours. We cover a lot of information you will find very useful. Topics include:

  • The difference between USSF rules and the MOD rules EYSA uses for U08-U12 recreational games.
  • How to manage a game when you are the referee.
  • How do you get paid. When do you get paid.
  • Special EYSA Rules - Mercy Rule and No Poaching Rule
The Local Rules Talks are:
  • Sept 5 @ 8:30AM @ Mercer Island South Playfields before the Jamboree starts
  • Sept 9 @ 7PM @ Newport Park
  • Sept 11 @ 6PM @ Robinswood Park (grass field to the south)

Just show up at a talk. You don't need to register.

Are You a New Referee?

If you are new to refereeing there is a lot of information about Refereeing within EYSA if you go to Information:FAQ

If you just became a certified referee, you are probably asking "What Now?"

There is also information in the Information:Documents section.

Required Paperwork

The following paperwork must be on file in order to referee for EYSAReferees.

Everyone needs to apply for Risk Management Assessment (RMA) - no actual paperwork required, just applying online is sufficient.

Under 18 Years Old:
1) Parent/School Form signed by Referee, Parent and School
2) Proof of Age (e.g. copy of birth certificate or Visa)

These forms can be found under Services:Paperwork.

These forms can be uploaded to the website under Services:Paperwork:Upload. Or they can be mail to us at:

EYSA Referees
6401 82nd Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

To check the status of your paperwork and your certification go to Referee:Status.