Monday, March 30, 2020


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 1, 2020.
Click on the link below to access scholarship application:


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 September, 2018.

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

Click here to download

If you have troubles or questions, please email Rob Thorne

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 Rob Thorne 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.