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Norwell Travel and Recreation Soccer April 5, 2014
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The spring recreation and travel soccer season begins on Saturday April 5, 2014. Please update your availability on the Game

Refereeing Games in Norwell

 All Referees Must Follow These Requirements

Referee Uniforms:  All referees must wear the same color uniforms.  Norwell referees are required to wear black shirts, black shorts,  and black socks.

Games Times: Referees must arrive 15 minutes before game time and ready.  All games must begin and end on-time.  If teams arrive late, the games should be shortened to end game on-time.  No exceptions.

Fields and Goals:  Referees must check field prior to game and make sure goals are secure.


Grades 1&2 (U8): Size 3

Grades 3&4 (U10) and Grades 5&6 (u12):  Size 4

Grades 7&8 (U14) and Up:  Size 5

Game Times:

U8 (1st & 2nd Graders): 50 minutes that may be played in 25 minutes per half or 12 minutes per quarter (ask coaches’ preference).

U10 (2nd & 3rd Graders): 60 minutes (30 minutes per half)

U12 (5th & 6th Graders): 60 minutes (30 minutes per half)

U14 (7th & 8th Graders): 70 minutes (35 minutes per half)

Offsides:  Offsides must be called for all games starting at the U10 (Grades 3&4) and up. Let’s use the fall season to teach offsides for the U10 players.

Goalie Distribution:  For U10 and U12 CYSL games only: no goal kicks, punts or throws from the kicker go over the halfway line before bouncing or touching a player on their own defensive end.

Coaches & Parents:  Norwell Soccer and CYSL has a zero tolerence policy. Referees do not confront coaches or parents who cause problems, notify a responsible parent on the field and e-mail   

Players play, coaches coach and parents parent.


2014 Recreational Season for Kindergarten and U8 and Travel Season for U10-U18/19.

Spring Soccer 2014 

Norwell Youth Soccer plays recreational soccer in the spring for Kindergarten and U8 levels. For U10-U18/19, Norwell Soccer plays travel soccer in the Coastal Youth Soccer League (CYSL).

The following is a list of fields and the age groups playing on each:

Pine Street: Boys and Girls U14-U18/19.

East Field (behind Town Hall) Girls and Boys U12

Osborne Field Front (near Main Street): Girls U10

Osborne Field Back (near softball field) : Boys U10

Kndergarten and 1st and 2nd Graders (U8) play Recreational Soccer in town.

Osborne Field Back (closest to Norwell DPW): Boys and Girls U8

TBD: Kindergarten Munchkin Soccer

 Any questions can be directed to Richard Dargon at



New Referee Courses
Referee Courses

Massachusetts State Referee Committee (MSRC) regularly announces courses for new referees, for recertification and for those who want to upgrade their certification.  Anyone who is currently a grade 9 referee, is 16 years old must register for the Grade 8 Bridge Referee course. Please go to the MSRC website ( for more information.

All referees interested in refereeing in the spring must have completed a Certification course or were recertified through the Massachusetts Referee Committee.  

If you want to referee games and you have not been certified and want to try it, please contact Rich Dargon at

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