A match can't happen without referees.  Referees are responsible for keeping the game safe for all players and coaches involved.  the minimum age for a referees in PYSA is 14 years of age.  All referees have a pre-season training session conducted by United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified referees.  Being a referee is also a good way to make some extra money.  For referees wanted to be USSF certified, PYSA will pay for the certification provided they meet certain requirements.  Contact Ryan Collins for more information about becoming a referee.