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Grand Island Soccer Referee Information

From House, Recreational Leagues & Games to Travel Programs/Games, Here's What Referees Need To Know

GISC Hosted FIFA (USSF) Training - Winter/Spring 2017

Attention GISC Soccer players (Ages 12-16 year old) – provided below is the URL link for Referee training/certification courses being hosted locally in Western NY over the next few weeks (Elma, Amherst & North Tonawanda).


We are NOT hosting on Grand Island due to scheduling problems (courses, clinics, school holidays etc.).


Currently there are (4) 16 hour courses being held in February and March.

Please note that instructions for registration and information is also provided on this site. Important to note – In Order To Referee for Grand Island Soccer Club you MUST be FIFA Ref certified. This certification will also allow you to referee in BWNYJSL games.


Thank you to all who have inquired as to ongoing FIFA Referee Training programs – as available locally in Western NY. We look forward to seeing you on the fields in the coming season.


Referee Update:

  • House Referee & Mentoring assignments will be assigned before the GISC House season begins this coming summer (June/July/August) - check back later.
  • Per the information above, it is now mandatory to be a FIFA (USSF) Ref in order to referee in the Grand Island House Soccer program, as well as the B&WNYJSL Travel leagues.

Referee Resources:

  • GISC Referee Unit Guide (pdf)
    • A must read for Coaches, to help them understand how to help our young GISC Referees make the best game experience for all involved.
  • Western New York Referee Association

For More Information Or Questions About Grand Island's Referee Program, Please Contact The Referee Coordinator Bill Waddington at
716.773-6945 or 716.870.2409 or email




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