The Nashua Youth Soccer League (NYSL) is a recreational, non-profit, volunteer organization that teaches basic soccer skills to children between the ages of 5 and 19 years old. It has been serving the Nashua area 40 years!

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NYSL Referee Information

Registration information

Referees with a U.S. Soccer referee patch must register as a NYSL referee in order to get game assignments.

  • NYSL referee registration for the Fall 2022 season is Open (use Register Online link on homepage) 
  • Referees need a valid 2022 patch to participate as a NYSL referee. 

If you have a 2021 U.S. Soccer Federation referee patch, your patch expired at the end of the year and you will have had  to attend a NH Soccer training class to get your 2022 patch.


New Referees

You must be at least 13 years old to become a referee.   The steps you need to follow are:

  • Pass the New Grassroots Referee class.  You will get your patch at the end of the class if you pass the requirements.   For the current list of classes for new referees, click here. Most of these courses have an on-line portion followed by an in-person class and a separate Field session scheduled later.
  • Once you have passed the class and you have your referee patch, register as a NYSL referee using the link above in the registration information section.


  • Game reports are filled out from the game reporting link under Officials Area.   You only need to fill out a game report if you had an injury or if you handed out any cards.


If you have any questions that are not covered by the details on the website, you can contact the director of referees using the email .


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