Long Island Soccer Referee Association

A non-profit organization whose focus is on soccer referee education and training.

Spring Season Ends: Jun. 25th








Memorial Day Tournament

Announcement: LISRA Monthly Meeting – June 8th at 7:30 PM @ James E Allen in Dix Hills


Treasurer: Brad Patterson v. Richard Eisenberg.
Vice President: Scott Abel v. Tom Beattie
Corresponding Sec: Sat Hundal v Kenny Salguero

Red Card Filing Procedure

If you gave a RED CARD during a game, you must follow the following procedure.

  1. Fill out the USSF Referee form.
  2. Fill out the second page Supplemental and describe in detail the things that led up to the red card. FACTS ONLY.
  3. Email the saved PDF file to 

Tournament Payment Form

Massapequa Tournament Payment Form

Use the Tournament Payment Form (xlsx) or  Tournament Payment Form (pdf)  payment from any other tournaments on LI, not listed below.

Membership Dues

The amount is being decided by the board and will be announced after the New Year.

LISRA Membership Dues are do. The dues are used to support the following:

  • Arbiter with all of the assigning functionality
  • LISRA Staff that is always ready to answer your questions
  • Referee Development and Education Programs
  • This website and back office systems that are used to load and update the league schedules
  • Scholarships for Members and their Families
  • And more….

Please select the type of member you are click the BUY NOW button.

If the payment is for a referee that is not the payee, please enter their name in “Instructions to merchant” on the payment page.

LISRA Members (21 and Older) – $110 + $5 Processing Fee

LISRA Associate Members (Under 21) – $40 + $5 Processing Fee

NY Association Members – $55 + $5 Processing Fee

Missing Arbiter Emails?

If you are not receiving emails from Arbiter,  this is due to Arbiter blocking your email. Arbiter does this because at some point an email to you did not go through. Click on the button below for the procedure to unblock your email.

Game Reports

Game reports are dependent on the league.

Supplemental Reports

Supplemental reports must be written for all red cards, injuries and unusual situations. You must use the USSF Supplemental form.

Critical Information

Referee Assault Procedure:

If you felt you were assualted during a match, you must follow this the procedure that is in the Referee Information below.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting:

June 8, 2023 7:30 PM

General Membership Meeting will be in-person at the following:

James E Allen Elementary School
762 Deer Pk Ave
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Elections will be held:

Treasurer: Brad Patterson v. Richard Eisenberg.
Vice President: Scott Abel v. Tom Beattie
Corresponding Sec: Sat Hundal v Kenny Salguero

See you there.

Next Board Meeting: June 5th at 6:30 PM


The organization serves its USSF registered Soccer Referee members in professional soccer and community matters. LISRA has set high standards for its members and for itself, as it continues to provide the finest refereeing services in the nation. LISRA officials stress sportsmanship and instill a character-building value system among players and spectators as they adhere to the high standards of the USSF Code of Ethics for referees.

Through the years, LISRA has always focused on its original purpose…to service the needs of the youth of Long Island. It is in that context that LISRA has provided several important leaders in the officiating community, many of whom attained recognition at the local, state, national and international levels.

Referee Information

It’s time for us to begin the 2023 Referee Recertifying Process. Below are step by step instructions. Once completed, you will receive an email from US Soccer stating that a new license has been added to your profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center along with a PDF of your license. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Start by clicking on this link – it will bring you to the instructions page.
Additional Instructions for Part 2:

  • Log into https://learning.ussoccer.com/
    Click on left hand side RECERTIFYING REFEREES
    Click on COURSE LIST
    Click on bottom right COURSE DETAILS
    Proceed to Registration
    Make sure you select the Agreement to Participate and the Liability Waiver
    Proceed to Payment
    Once payment is made, you will have 6 courses. You must complete all 6. They are as follows:
    • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments – 1 hr.
      SafeSport (if 18 years or older) – 1 hr.
      Online Grassroots Referee Course Module – 4.5 hr.
      First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz – 45 mins.
      U.S. Soccer Federation Gold Standard NCSI Background Check (if 18 years or older)
      Additional State Assignments as required

NOTE: You may have already completed some of these, it you have, the course will be grayed out. You also MUST watch the entire video if there is one in order to move on to the next portion.

*PLEASE REMEMBER TO “SAVE PROGRESS”.  You will have to start over if you close the page & do not save
Additional Instructions for Part 3:

How are assignments done?

To get assigned to game you will need to register with the various referee assigning systems for the leagues in your area. LISRA can help you identify what system you need to be in and who the assigners are.

The assigners use a lot of differnt criteria when decising what referee should be assigned to a particular game. These include:

  • Experience – how many years you have refereed and the types of games you have done.
  • Temperament – how well you handle heated games.
  • Age – your age versus the age of the players.
  • Coaches Ratings – these are provided by the coaches after every game you do. The assigners will look how both coaches saw the game.

The following is the procedure that MUST be followed in the event of an assault on a referee:

  • If the game is in progress, the referee IMMEDIATELY terminates the contest. Under NO circumstances is the game to be completed.
  • If a person with a pass (coach/player/trainer) was involved, and the referee can safely do so, display the red card. Again, if safety permits, after retaining the offender(s) card(s), the referee may return the others unless local rules require the referee to retain all passes (using an intermediary is a good method to avoid any further problems). However, even if the referee cannot display the red card or retain the passes, a Supplemental Game Report still is to be submitted detailing the assault and the misconduct (dismissal/send off).
  • If contact was of a nature that a crime was possibly committed (physical assault i.e. being struck, bumped, pushed, or spat on), the referee is to contact local law enforcement immediately and fill out a formal complaint at the venue. This way, any witnesses who can support the referee’s story will be on record with the police as well.
  • As soon as possible (preferably the same day) the referee is to contact the president of your local referee association, the SRA (Joe Brosi) Email:[email protected], the SYRA (Piero Olcese Email:[email protected]), and the ENY State Association President (Adult Game: Sal Rapaglia Phone: (917) 371-5188 Email:[email protected] – Youth Game: Richard Chistano Phone: (718) 343-6619 Email:[email protected]). Contact Should be preferably be by phone.
  • Fill out a USSF Referee Game and Supplemental Report and submit to the proper State governing body (ENYYSA, ENYSASA) for the match. Be clear and complete, but calm and unemotional. Make NO recommendations or suggestions as to what you feel should be done. Simply state the facts. Be sure to send copies to all three individuals in step listed in Step 4.
  • Await contact by either by the SRA or State office about further proceedings. Be sure to proceed with any charges with local law enforcement.

Please note that these are ENY State Requirements and must be followed!!

Becoming a Grassroots Referee

A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches.

For access to the course follow he following link: How To Become a Referee

Long Island Junior Soccer League

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $110 $55 #5
U16 – 15 2 x 40 $100 $50 #5
U14 – 13 2 x 35 $90 $45 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $65 #4
U9-10 2 x 25 $55 #4

North Atlantic EDP, New York Club and CYL

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $110 $55 #5
U16 – 15 2 x 40 $100 $50 #5
U14 – 13 2 x 35 $90 $45 #5
U12 2 x 35 $65 #4
U11 2 x 30 $55 #4
U9-10 2 x 30 $55 #4


Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $90 $50 #5
U16 – 15 2 x 40 $80 $40 #5
U14 2 x 35 $80 $40 #5
U13 2 x 35 $70 $40 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $40 #4


Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $100 $75 #5
U16 – 15 2 x 40 $90 $65 #5
U13 – 14 2 x 35 $80 $60 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $40 #4

ENY State Cup

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $100 $60 #5
U16 – 15 2 x 40 $90 $50 #5
U14 – 13 2 x 35 $80 $45 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $40 #4


Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $95 $65 #5
U16 2 x 40 $95 $65 #5
U15 2 x 40 $85 $55 #5
U15 – 14 – 13 2 x 35 $85 $55 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $35 #4


Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U17-18-19 2 x 45 $100 $60 #5
U16 – 15  2 x 40 $90 $50 #5
U14 – 13 2 x 35 $80 $50 #5
U11 – 12 2 x 30 $60 $30 #4


Forfeit occurs when one team can not produe the minimium number of players to play the game. It may be called on the field or by the coach/league inside of 48 hours of game time. In these cases, the referee will be paid for the game if the process below is followed.

The game in Arbiter will be marked as a “Canceled” and a note will be added that says forfeit. 


Cancellations that occur in uder 2 hours of game time for LIJSL or within 5 days for NY Club , will be paid. In these cases, the referee will be paid for the game if the process below is followed.

Payment Process:

LIJSL – Within 72 hours of game time, the center referee must send a USSF Referee Report and Supplemental to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please include any communications you had with the coach. Assistant referees need to fill out a USSF Supplemetal form and email them to [email protected] and [email protected]

LIJSL makes payments at the end of the month.

Any questions on payments should be addressed with the LISRA office, not with LIJSL.

EDP/NY Club – Within 48 hours of game time, the center referee needs to fill out the report from this link, EDP/NY Club Cancellation Form.  Additionally, the center referee needs to fill out a USSF Supplemental form and email it to [email protected] and [email protected]

 NY Club will contact the teams to pay you. Many of the teams are requesting Venmo information to make thepayments. If you do not recieve payment inside of a week please reach out to Matt and Support.

Referees that are assigned games in which they must travel a minium of 30 miles to their first game will receive a travel stipend of $30. The fees are submitted to each league monthly and checks are sent from the LISRA office.

LISRA Programs

Big Brother/Sister

Big Brothers and Sisters is program where experienced referees are paired with new referees to help them with their game management and mechanics.

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LISRA awards scholarships to a few students every year. The student or their parents must be a member of LISRA to qualify.

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Training Camps

Between seasons, LISRA will be providing training camps to work on physical conditioning and game mechanics.

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Tournament Assignments

Most tournaments on Long Island will use the LISRA staff to assign referees. These referees are members of LISRA.

Learn More

Laws of the Game Review

The Laws of the Game are always changing and some require interpretation. This review is a monthly video conference to review the proposed and latest changes to the Laws of the Game.

Video Training

Video of game situations are put together to allow members to sharpen their skills.

Personal Training

Physical conditioning is very important in managing soccer games. To that end, LISRA is putting together weekly workouts to help referees get and stay in shape.

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