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About the NJ State Referee Committee

Welcome to the information page for referees working NJ Youth Soccer matches. NJYS proudly supports the NJ State Referee Committee as they annually educate, certify, and promote the referees in the state.

The New Jersey State Referee Committee is comprised of elected/appointed members that serve the states soccer referee needs. NJSRC identifies, educates, and certifies referees to fill the needs of the youth, adult, ameatur, and professional matches in the state. For the youth needs, NJ Youth Soccer appoints a State Youth Referee Administrator to ensure the needs of the referees and the needs of the state association are met.

Become a Referee

Visit and click on the "Become a Referee" tab to complete the necessary steps to become a Grassroots Referee!

Step 1: Create a Profile at US Soccer Referee Learning Center (LC)
Step 2: Register for our Grassroots Entry Level Course ($140)  

  • Saturday October 16th
  • Saturday October 23rd
  • Saturday October 30th
  • Saturday November 6th
  • Saturday November 13th
  • Saturday November 20th

Step 3: Complete All 5 Assignments posted in your LC Assignments Tab Prior to attending your Webinar Session 

  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments must be completed prior to the webinar session
  • GrassRoots Quiz must be completed prior to the webinar session
  • Safe Sport Certification (if 18 or older) must be completed prior to the webinar session – Estimated time to complete is 2-2.5 hours
  • Complete the US Soccer NCSI Background Check (if 18 or older) ($30) – Valid for two years. -Takes 7-10 days to clear. Your background check must be cleared before you can attend your webinar.  We do not accept any other background checks.

Step 4:  Attend your Digital Classroom Session Webinar 

NJ Referees Selected for Regional and National Events

New Jersey was proudly represented by 13 referees at the 2021 US Youth Soccer (USYS) Eastern Presidents Cup and 20 referees at the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships. Based on outstanding on-the-field performances, five NJ referees were selected to officiate at the USYS National Presidents Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, and three NJ referees were selected for the USYS National Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Read more.

Danielle Cornetta, Justin Saporito and Kenny Freeman were selected for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series in Sarasota, Florida.


NJ Youth Soccer proudly promotes an "Abuse Free Safe Zone" at all of our events. We want everyone to show parents, players, coaches and referees RESPECT.

Contact the NJSRC

State Youth Referee Administrator

Magda Zwierzchowski
[email protected]

Referee Office Administrator

Teri Connor
[email protected]

NJ State Referee Committee
109 White Oak Lane
Suite 72 H
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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