Western Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials
New Official Information
2013 Meeting Dates
Thank you for your interest in the Western Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials.
You may become an active member of this board by completing the following:
Pay dues of $67.50
(Use the form at the bottom of the page to return with your check).
Attend the following new officials training.
Saturday, August 10 from 8AM-4PM
Attend the mandatory meeting:
Sunday, August 11 @ 5:00PM @ Gorham Middle School
(Note: You do NOT need to attend the physical fitness test that follows this meeting)
You must also attend at least two of the following meetings at Gorham Middle School (106 Weeks Rd., Gorham), all start at 7:00 PM:
Monday, August 26
Monday, September 9
Monday, September 30
Monday, October 21
You are also invited to our banquet after the season:
November 14, location TBA
When your dues are paid I will notify the assignor of your interest.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please note: If you think you shouldn't officiate because you are unable to meet all the requirements, please talk to the person in charge of the trainings. We are willing to work with you to get you on board.
Directions to the Gorham Municipal Center:
The address is 75 South St., but that is NOT the best address to find the parking lot. If you are using a GPS, use 40 Ball Park Rd. as the address.
To find the Municipal Center parking lot, enter Gorham on Route 114 (South St.). From 114 take Morrill Ave. Coming from Scarborough, Morrill Ave. will be a left. Coming from Rt. 25, Morrill Ave. will be a right. Morrill Ave. is also the road to Gorham High School.
On Morrill Ave. turn right on Ball Park Rd. At the end of Ball Park Rd. you will be at the Municipal Center parking lot. Enter the Municipal Center under the Recreation sign.
All high school soccer boards in The State of Maine have three classes of officials.
Class 3: New member. No high school soccer officiating experience. Class 3 officials are not assigned varsity games.
Class 2: At the end of the season (October), class 3 officials may take a written test to become class 2. Test is provided by the board and is free. Class 2 officials must take the physical fitness test at the beginning of the season. Class 2 officials may only do varsity games in an emergency.
Class 1: At the end of the season, class 2 officials may take a written exam to be eligible to become a class 1 official. If the written exam is passed in the fall, the following summer/fall the official must take and pass the physical fitness exam and be assessed twice in either summer soccer or during the season. When the assessments are passed, the official becomes a probationary Class 1 official. High school varsity games are assigned to class 1 officials.