Benefits of Membership

What does your membership with NYSRA get you? Here are some of the benefits to being a member:

  • Meetings providing instructional clinics, mentoring and camaraderie with fellow referees including social events (calendar)
  • Exclusive access to free tickets to select professional/semi-professional matches
  • Preferred access to assignments of youth games within NYC and the only association with Premier Adult games within our entire Long Island, NYC, and lower Westchester geographic region
  • Opportunities to referee MLS Next games (MLS youth academy league)
  • Evaluations by US Soccer certified Referee Mentors, Referee Coaches and National Referee Coaches, for upgrade readiness and self-improvement at no charge to members
  • Association with access to the SRA and SYRA for referee promotion and development
  • Access to the only referee association for full upwardly movement to the highest referee grades US Soccer provides; Grassroots to FIFA
  • Access to our Secretary to address and answer member questions/concerns
  • Advocation in cases of referee assault, team non-payment of game fees and other issues
  • Current and former members cover all grades of referee: Grassroots, Regional, National (Referee and AR), FIFA (Referee and AR); and are US Soccer National Referee Coaches, P.R.O./MLS Referee Assessors, and Major Arena Soccer League referees
  • Access to members only resources (cheatsheet/summary of various Rules of Competition amongst other practical resources)
  • Access to a personalized email address upon request
  • Access to a secondary accident insurance policy
  • and most of all… Membership with the premier referee association in the Greater NYC area