West Michigan Youth Soccer Association

WMYSA Select matches are officiated by one of two Referee Associations.  The Southwest Michigan Soccer Referee Association (SWMSRA) officiates matches in Van Buren, Berrien and Cass County,  The West Michigan Soccer Referee Association (WMSRA) officiates matches in St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun & Branch County, 

​Elite matches will be officiated by one of three Referee Associations. SWMSRA, WMSRA and Grand Valley Soccer Officials Association (GVSOA). 

Unlike some other leagues, WMYSA pays the referee assignor fees for all home games directly to the appropriate referee associations.  Those fees are already built into the team fees charged by WMYSA.

​WMYSA encourages its clubs to try and help recruit officials for your area.  This will ensure greater flexibility in scheduling of games. 

Game reports should be sent to the WMYSA Administrator responsible for scheduling within 72 hours of the match. The home team should provide the official with the addressed, stamped envelope to be used for this mailing.   In the event the envelope is not available, the game sheet should be sent to:  Dana Pope ~ 10346 Lloy Street ~ Portage, MI 49024.

Each home team is responsible for specific game referee fees as shown below.  In U11 and older games if one of the officials does not show up for the game, the other officials are not entitled to the extra pay.  If only one official shows up they are entitled to the additional fee as described below.

If a game is terminated for weather, the field is deemed unplayable by the referee or the site manager, or other reason the game cannot be played after the referee arrives at field the referee is entitled to full pay.

WMYSA Small Sided Rules

2019-2020 Referee Agreement

Referee Fee Structure
Single Referee System Three Referee System Three Referee System Three Referee System
Age Bracket Center Center AR # 1 AR # 2
U9 & U10 $30 N/A N/A N/A
U11 & U12 $40 $30 $25 $25
U13 $50 $40 $30 $30
U14 $50 $40 $30 $30
U15 & U16 $55 $45 $35 $35
U17-U19 $60 $50 $40 $40

Miscellaneous Game Information

AGE Game Length Format Game Day Minimum Players Game Day Maximum Players Goal Size
U9 & U10 25 min 7 v 7 5 12 6' x 12'
U11 & U12 30 min 9 v 9 7 15 6' x 18'
U13 & U14 35 min 11 v 11 7 18 8' x 24'
U15 & U16 40 min 11 v 11 7 18 8' x 24'
U17 - U19 45 min 11 v 11 7 18 8' x 24'