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Western North Carolina's
Home for Youth Soccer

Western North Carolina's
Home for Youth Soccer

Why become a Referee?

Soccer has long been one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. However, one important part of the sport in the US has been struggling to keep up with this growth: Referees. With more leagues, clubs, teams, and tournaments popping up every day, the nation's supply of referees needs to grow too!

Becoming a referee is a great way to give back to your soccer community (many of our ABYSA and HFC staff members regularly help referee local games at various ages and levels), but it's also a great way to make money for players, parents, and family members that may already be at the fields all weekend or just want a side income where you can have a say in how much work you do each weekend!

How do I start Refereeing?

1) All North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) Referees must be at least 14 years old

2) See the simplified referee development pathway below

Basic Referee
Development Pathways
NC Referee AcademyNCYSA Certified RefereeNC Ref Academy
-> NCYSA Certified*
Competitive Levels CoveredRecreation 
Recreation, Academy
and Classic 
Depends on development
within program 
Age Groups Covered7U-10U  7U-19U
Depends on the experience level
and certifications
Depends on the experience level
and certifications
Certification RequiredNoneYes
*see below for more information
Not for Academy Ages
 Pay LevelSet amount by age group
Varies based on experience,
certifications, and
competitive level
 Varies based on experience,
certifications, and
competitive level

Contact Us

For more information on becoming a referee, please contact

Silver Weems
ABYSA Assistant Director of Recreation Soccer
[email protected]

*CLICK HERE for more information about becoming a CERTIFIED referee through the NC Soccer Referees Association

French Broad Soccer Officials Association is our local organization, to further the development of soccer officials in Western North Carolina.

Helpful Links Helpful Links

 How to Register

Help and instructions registering with PlayMetrics - Click here for the PDF Version
Using the PlayMetrics system (desktop or mobile version) to navigate your account and team calendar
How to add and remove contacts for your player's PlayMetrics account

Be sure to download the PlayMetrics Mobile app for easy access to your account, schedule, and communications!
Apple users click here
Android users click here

Need a crash course in navigating your new PlayMetrics account?
Click here for a tutorial

 Contact Us

Will Voss
ABYSA Recreation Administrator
[email protected]

Shane Weems
ABYSA / HFC Recreation Director of Coaching & Player Development
HFC Pre-Academy, Director
FUNdamentals Soccer Camps, Director
Soccer In the Schools, Director

[email protected]

Silver Weems
ABYSA / HFC Assistant Director of Recreation Soccer
[email protected]

Para información en español 
Monica Bastin
[email protected]

 FAQ's for Recreation

Click here for ABYSA FAQ's
Click here for Henderson County Specific FAQ's

 Cost and Uniform Ordering Information

Click here for more information on how to order an ABYSA Uniform

 Sign up for HFC Pre-Academy!

This program provides a platform to introduce 7U-10U ABYSA Recreation players to an additional training experience consistent with ABYSA's/HFC's next levels of play (HFC Academy and HFC Competitive). Click here to learn more!

 Camps and Clinics For ABYSA Players

Click here to visit our Summer FUNdamentals Camp Page

Click here to visit our Winter Futsal Program Page

 Become a Referee (must be at least 14)

Click here for more information on becoming a referee

 ABYSA Coaches Corner

Click here to visit the ABYSA Coaches Corner page

NCYSA Risk Management Information

Click here for Risk Management Instructions

 Parent Education Resources

Click here to see our Parent Education Resource Page

ABYSA Sportsmanship Award

ABYSA and ABC Pediatrics of Asheville are proud of our ongoing partnership with the SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PROGRAM.

ABC Pediatrics of Asheville and ABYSA, recognize that the life lessons learned from being part of a sports team are just as important as the physical activity and exercise that sport provides. We are grateful to ABC Pediatrics for helping us make learning about sportsmanship a core value of our recreation program and providing a format for coaches and parents to help our children learn these important lessons. We hope you will join us in using this program as a teaching tool.


Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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